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 the State of New Jersey.
Mondays 8:30 a.m.
Except Holiday Closings
Municipal Court Judge:
Honorable Michael A. Diamond
Donna M. Odd, C.M.C.A.
Required to accomplish our mission our four paramount values representing the core of what we stand for as an organization:
- Quality Service
Court Room Standards
No weapons are permitted in the court room or the municipal building. All persons and packages are subject to weapons screening upon entrance into the courtroom. Please remain seated quietly in the court room. Proceedings are recorded and any background noise may cause interference on the sound recording. Food, drink or gum chewing is not permitted in the court room. Smoking is prohibited by law in all government buildings. When your name or the case you are involved in is called, come forward to the podium to speak to the judge. Do not approach the bench at any time. Turn cell phones and pagers off or to vibrate.
Court Appointed Attorney
If you wish to apply for a Public Defender please download the “Financial Questionnaire to Establish Indigency” form and bring the completed form with you the day of your court appearance. Please note that completion of this form does not guarantee appointment of a public defender, it is subject to the Judge’s review and approval in accordance with certain guidelines. The judge may assess a public defender fee of up to $200.00 which should be paid prior to your court date.
For online payments log onto www.njmcdirect.com.
You may log onto the above website. Be sure to have your traffic summons available when you log on. At the current time this option is only available for payment of traffic summonses that do not require a court appearance.
Payment by Mail:
Please mail your check or money order to 2400 Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, New Jersey 08043 and make your check or money order payable to Voorhees Municipal Court. Be sure to enclose your summons with payment or note summons or complaint number on your check or money order. If you do not have the summons or complaint numbers please include your full name, date of birth, and drivers license number. Please DO NOT send cash. If you would like a receipt please send self addressed stamped envelope.
Payment in Person:
Please come to the court office located at the above address during the office hours of Monday- Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Please bring with you your summons or complaint or a previous receipt if you are paying on a time payment account. If you do not have the summons or complaint number please be ready to provide the court employee assisting you with your full name, date of birth, and driver’s license number and your vehicle registration number for parking tickets. The court office is able to accept cash, check, money order for payment. Please make your check or money order payable to the Voorhees Municipal Court. The court also has a drop box which is checked daily located at the front of building by the glass door for after hours (checks and money orders only).
Access to Court Records
Access to court records is generally guided by the basic principle that, in the interest of an open and transparent court system, all case-related court records are open to public inspection unless there is a specific statue or court rule that exempts them. Judiciary staff are guided by Administrative Directive #03-11 Judiciary Open Records: Policies and Procedures for Access to case Related Court Records- Staff Guidelines for providing access to court records.
As stated in the Guidelines, “These procedures have been established to further the Judiciary’s open records policy, assure consistent and uniform response by court staff throughout the state, and eliminate artificial barriers that delay or complicate access by the public.” The statutory or rule authority for exempting specific records from disclosure is noted in the Guidelines.
The rule that governs access to court records is Rule 1:38.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is a court date on my summons, Do I need to appear in court?
Every summons has a court date, if your summons is payable the payment is due on or before the court date. If the mandatory appearance box is checked, you want to plead not guilty or the statute is not payable then you must appear in court.
How do I find the cost of the summons?
The penalties for the more common offenses are listed on the back of the ticket. If you do not see your offense listed your may call the court or check on the Judiciary’s website at www.njmcdirect.com.
How many points will I receive on my driver's license?
Points are assessed by the Motor Vehicle Commission. You can contact them at their website www.state.nj.us/mvc or call (609) 292 – 6500.