1 West Maple Avenue
Merchantville, NJ 08109
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p. m.
1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday of the month: 6:00 PM
Judge: Oren R. Thomas, III
Court Administrator: Maureen F. Finnegan
Deputy Court Administrator: Amber Rossi
Prosecutor: Alicia D. Hoffmeyer
Public Defender: Brian K. Herman
Public Defender: Charles Wigginton
The violation bureau window is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p. m., Monday through Friday to make a payment. Forms of payment accepted: cash, check, money orders or credit card (Visa and MasterCard only). Credit card payments must be made in person and cannot be taken over the telephone. Payable violation payments can also be made via the internet at: www.njmcdirect.com.
If you are unable to make a payment in person and do not wish to use regular mail, there is a drop off box located at the front entrance of Borough Hall on the left side. If dropping off a payment after hours, please do not leave cash.
We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and this State.
Statement of Core Values
Required to accomplish our mission are four paramount values representing the core of what we stand for as an organization:
- Quality Service
Mediation of Minor Disputes:
Mediation is a process that seeks to resolve disputes through the intervention of a trained mediator, without pursuing a matter through the courts to trial and conviction. The types of complaints sent to mediation generally include citizen complaints involving disputes between individuals or groups. These are commonly referred to as “neighborhood disputes”. Not all complaints can be referred to mediation. For example, motor vehicle matters and matters arising under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act cannot be resolved using the mediation process.