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Ventnor City Municipal Court

Judge Mary C Siracusa
Court Administrator Kathleen A. Robbins
Deputy Court Administrator Deanna Jackson
Violations Clerk Nat Ginsberg
Prosecutor Michael Mosca
Public Defender Jerry Steiner

Ventnor City Hall – 2nd floor
6201 Atlantic Avenue
Ventnor City New Jersey 08406
(609) 823-7906

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

For Motor Vehicle ticket payment and information, please go to: www.njmcdirect.com

Although the Judicial Staff of the Municipal Court are employees of the City of Ventnor, they are governed by the rules of the Court as set down by the State of New Jersey Supreme Court. The Municipal Court is directly supervised by the Administrative Office of the courts, (AOC.) The function of the Court personnel is to assist the Judge in the adjudication of cases that are brought before the Court. This assistance is limited to the scheduling of court appearances, mediation hearings, receipt of fines/penalties/assessments, and the disbursement of the monies collected to the appropriate agencies.

When restitution is ordered by the Judge, those payments are also collected and dispersed to the complainant/victim.

The Ventnor City Municipal Court is a quasi-criminal court which handles all non-indictable offenses, including:

  • Traffic Summonses
  • Petty disorderly person complaints
  • City ordinances
  • Violation of municipal ordinances (local laws)


Cases heard in the Ventnor City Municipal court are divided into four general categories:

  • Violations of motor vehicle and traffic laws
  • Violations of disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses
  • Violations of Fish & Game laws, Parks & Forests, Weights & Measures, Boating regulations


More serious offenses known as indictable offenses are arraigned in Municipal Court, but are then sent to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. The Atlantic County Prosecutor then decides whether to present the case to the Grand Jury, or return the case to the Municipal court as a less serious offense. (downgraded charge)


The following are some helpful hints to assist you in navigating through the Ventnor City Municipal court System;

1. ALL payable traffic summons must be paid by the date on the front of the summons.
2. If the “Court Appearance Required” box is checked, the defendant must appear in Ventnor City Municipal Court.
3. If a defendant wishes to enter a “not guilty” plea, the Court must be notified within seven (7) days prior to the court date.
4. If a traffic summons is being paid and the amount of the fine is not on the summons, please call the Ventnor City Municipal court for the correct fine amount.
5. If paying by mail, and a receipt is required, a stamped self addressed envelope must accompany the payment.
6. If you intend to pay at the Ventnor City Municipal Court Violations Bureau, the window hours are 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.
7. Traffic Summonses can be paid on line at www.njmcdirect.com

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