Municipal Court


1 West Maple Avenue

Merchantville, NJ 08109

Phone: 856-662-7560

Fax: 856-662-2602


Office Hours

Monday through Friday

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p. m.


Court sessions

1st,  2nd, and 4th Wednesday of the month: 6:00 PM 


Contact us:

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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



Violations Payments:


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:


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.




Mission Statement


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:


- Independence

- Integrity

- Fairness

- 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.

Borough Calendar

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Local Weather

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  • Wednesday Snow 34°30°
  • Thursday Partly Sunny 44°29°

Borough Hall





1 West Maple Avenue
Merchantville, NJ 08109

Office Hours

8:30 - 4:30
Monday - Friday