General Information
Phone Numbers
Fax: 609-487-3021
Emergencies: Dial 911
6201 Atlantic Ave.
2nd Floor, Ventnor City Hall
Ventnor City,

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Municipal Court


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 the laws of the
United States and this state. 

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
  • Violations of municipal ordinances (local laws)

More serious offenses known as indictable offenses are 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)

Judge John H Rosenberger
Court Adm. Deanna Jackson
Prosecutor William E. Reynolds
Public Defender Darren M. Lord

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 4:30 pm.
  7. Traffic Summonses can be paid on line at 

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