DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO IN-PERSON MUNICIPAL COURT SESSIONS.  WE ARE RESCHEDULING COURT SESSIONS VIA VIDEO CONFERENCING.

Notices of rescheduled court dates will include further instructions and contact information for the municipal court.  Defendants may continue to make payments for parking, traffic, and certain non-traffic matters through the municipal court’s online payment website at NJMCdirect.com.

Defendants may also mail in payments or deposit them in our payment box located near the handicap entrance in front of the courthouse.  Please use check or money orders with the ticket or complaint number on them will be accepted; we cannot be responsible for cash.  Processing of payments may be delayed due to reduced numbers of on-site staff.

To contact the Vineland Municipal Court by phone,  please call 856-794-4214, Monday-Friday 8:45 am-4:00 pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.

Debido a la pandemia de la COVID-19, no hay sesiones en persona en el Juzgado Municipal.  Estamos cambiando la fecha de las sesiones judiciales que se haran por video conferencias.  Para comunicarse por telefono con la oficina del juzgado municipal de Vineland Municipal Court, llame al 856-794-4214,  lunes a viernes 8:45 am-4:00 pm.

Municipal Court

The Vineland Municipal Court handles all criminal complaints, ordinance violations, and traffic tickets issued in the city.  The court schedules cases for hearings, accepts bail, and maintains records of criminal and traffic tickets for attorneys, defendants, residents, and the general public.

Individuals must meet eligibility criteria for the services of the municipal Public Defender.  A defendant is only entitled to be represented by the Public Defender when:

  • The charge presents a risk of the defendant going to jail, losing driving privileges, or receiving a substantial fine, and
  • The court determines that the defendant is unable to afford an attorney.

The defendant will be required to complete an application form that can be obtained from the court. The court may charge an application fee. The Judge will review the application and decide if the defendant qualifies for a Public Defender. The Judge may require the defendant to bring in proof of income or employment (tax returns, pay stubs), and may verify the information.

Court Administrator’s Office Hours

Regular Office Hours:
Monday and Tuesday – 8:45 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday – 8:45 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday – Closed to the public. If you need assistance, please call 856-794-4214.
Friday – 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon for walk-in service, and 1:00 pm for phone service.

Please Note court hours are subject to change during Inclement Weather. Please visit the City of Vineland website for updates.

Court Sessions

For all court appearances, we recommend that you arrive as early as possible. Click here for the Vineland Municipal Court Adjournment Policy.

Monday
Morning session begins at 9:00 am
Afternoon session begins at 1:30 pm

Wednesday
Morning session begins at 9:00 am
Afternoon session begins at 1:30 pm
Evening session begins at 4:00 pm

Traffic tickets can be paid online at www.njmcdirect.com.

Municipal Court Staff

  • Chief Judge – Guy Killen
  • Judge – Demetrica Todd-Ruiz
  • Court Director/Court Administrator – Rachele D’Ippolito
  • Deputy Court Administrator – Joni Bergen
  • Deputy Court Administrator – Arlene Soto
  • Municipal Prosecutor – Thomas Corrigan, Esq.
  • Public Defender – Alfred Verderose, Esq.

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