The municipal courts of Burlington Township and Burlington City have merged effective 10/1/13. The court location is:
851 Old York Road
Burlington, NJ 08016
Court Office Hours:
M, W, F 9 am – 5 pm,
Tuesday 8 am – 3 pm, Thursday 9 am – 8 pm
Municipal Court Judge: Dennis P. McInerney
Court Administrator: Rosa P. Henry
Prosecutors: Steven Wenger and Louis Gallagher
Public Defender: Dorion Morgan
- Fine Payments – Traffic ticket online payment
- Motor Vehicle & Traffic Violations
- Disorderly Offenses
- Municipal Ordinance Violations
- Juvenile Matters
- Violations of Fish & Game Laws, Parks & Forest Laws, Weights & Measures, SPCA & Boating Regulations
What is the Municipal Court?
The municipal court is a local court created by State Law, whose territory is confined to the city or community in which it is located. Practice and procedures are governed by the New Jersey Court Rules. The Municipal Court Judge is responsible for overseeing the administration of the Municipal Court. The Assignment Judge of the Superior Court (whose office is in Mt. Holly) is responsible for overseeing the administration of all the municipal courts in Burlington County.
What types of cases are heard in Municipal Court?
- Violations of motor vehicles and traffic laws
- Violations of disorderly and petty disorderly offenses (criminal matters which may result in fines or jail- not to exceed six months)
- Citizen Complaints
- Violations of Fish & Game Laws, Parks & Forest Laws, Weights & Measures Regulations, SPCA, and Boating Regulations
- Violations of Municipal Ordinances (local laws)
- Juvenile Matters (Curfew or Truancy violations)
More serious offenses, known as indictable offenses, are sent to the County Prosecutor’S Office. The County Prosecutor decides whether to present the case to a Grand Jury or to return the case to the Municipal Court as a less serious offense (known as a downgrade).
When is Court held?
Court is held every Tuesday at 8 am and every Thursday at 5 pm.