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

Under current COVID-19 restrictions, Vineland Municipal Court remains closed to the public however we are holding court sessions via video conferencing.  If you have a court case scheduled but have not received an email from the court with a link to your virtual court session, please send an email to the court at MunicipalCourt@Vinelandcity.org with your name and your ticket or summons number so that we will have your email address.  You will receive a reply containing the link to your virtual court session.
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Bajo las restricciones actuales de COVID-19, el Tribunal Municipal de Vineland permanece cerrado al público, sin embargo, estamos llevando a cabo sesiones en el tribunal por videoconferencia. Si tiene un caso en la corte programado pero no ha recibido un correo electrónico de la corte con un enlace a su sesión de la corte virtual, envíe un correo electrónico a la corte a MunicipalCourt@Vinelandcity.org con su nombre y su número de multa o citación para que podamos tendrá su dirección de correo electrónico. Recibirá una respuesta con el enlace a su sesión de la corte virtual.
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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 Office Hours

Court staff is available to assist you:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:45 am to 4:00 pm

Friday – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Please call 856-794-4214 for assistance or email the court at MunicipalCourt@Vinelandcity.org

Court Sessions

Beginning April 1, 2021 court sessions are as follows:

Tuesday
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

Thursday

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

THERE WILL BE NO EVENING COURT SESSISONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

If you are scheduled for virtual court and have not yet received a link to your court session, please call the court during office hours at 856-794-4214 for that information.

Click here for the Vineland Municipal Court Adjournment Policy.

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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