Municipal Court

Court Administrator
Annmarie Brown

Deputy Court Administrator
Shannon Donnelly

Violations Bureau Clerk
Ana Rodriguez  

Honorable Corey E. Ahart
Court Schedule

Court is held VIRTUALLY  on Fridays

Your day in court informational packets:

Carneys Point-Pennsville Joint Municipal Court serves Carneys Point Township and Pennsville Township

Carneys Point-Pennsville Joint Municipal Court is 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.

Court staff will be happy to assist you in any way we are able. However, there are certain things we can and cannot do:

We Can
  • Tell you what the requirements are to have your case considered by the court
  • Explain and answer questions about court procedures
  • Give you some information from your case file
  • Provide you with samples of court forms that are available
  • Answer questions about court deadlines

We Cannot
  • Give you legal advice. Only your lawyer can give you legal advice
  • Tell you if you should bring your case to court
  • Give you an opinion about what will happen if you bring your case to court
  • Recommend a lawyer; however, we can provide you with the phone number of the local lawyer referral service
  • Talk to the judge for you about what will happen in your case
  • Let you talk to the judge outside of court
  • Change an order issued by a judge
Municipal Court Payment Options

Pay by Credit Card

Pay online  using a credit card.

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 and do not have an active warrant.

Pay by Mail

Include a copy of your summons or write the summons or complaint number on your check or money order.

If you do not have your summons or complaint number please include your full name, date of birth, social security number and driver's license number. Please do not send cash.

Mail your payment to:

Carneys Point-Pennsville Joint Court
303 Harding Hwy
Carneys Point, NJ 08069

Pay in Person

The court office can accept cash, check or money order and credit cards for payment.

Bring 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 be prepared to provide your full name, date of birth, Social Security number and driver's license number.

Simply visit the Carneys Point-Pennsville Joint Municipal Court office during these hours:
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
After Hours

There is a drop box at the front of the building. Write your ticket, complaint or summons number on your check or money order and place it in the box that is marked " Carneys Point JointCourt ."

For Motor Vehicle Commission Information/Violation Points

Telephone 609-292-6500 or log onto the New Jersey Motor Vehicle website .

Preparing for Your Court Date
Court sessions are generally held VIRTUALLY on Friday morning at 8:00 as scheduled.

Your day in court informational packets:

Court Rules
  • All persons, bags, packages, attached cases, pocketbooks and metal items are subject to inspection.
    • Shoes and shirts must be worn
  • Prohibited Items: Persons in possession of prohibited items may be held in violation of the law.
    • Weapons and other potentially dangerous items
    • Food / drink
    • Hats (non-religious)
    • Cell / camera phones
    • Other sound recording devices
It is very important that you arrive on time. If you are late you may have to wait longer to resolve your matter. All cell phones and pagers must be turned off or placed in silent/vibrate mode.

Court Procedures
If you are charged with a violation in the Municipal Court, carefully read the front and back of your complaint . If you intend to appear in court and/or enter a Not Guilty Plea you must contact the court office seven days prior to the court date indicated on the front of the complaint. If you do not advise the court of your intent to appear, and come in unannounced, the court may not be able to proceed with your case and you may be given a new court date.

If you appear in court on a payable ticket and are found guilty, the Violations Bureau Schedule no longer applies, and the judge may impose additional fines and costs

The judge will begin by giving a statement explaining court procedures, defendants’ rights and penalties .Cases are called in a specific order as required by court rule. That order is as follows:

  • Requests for postponements.
  • First Appearances (advising defendants of rights/penalties).
  • Guilty pleas.
  • Defendant has a lawyer.
  • Defendant does not have a lawyer.
  • Not Guilty pleas.
  • Defendant has a lawyer.
  • Defendant does not have a lawyer
You will have the opportunity to discuss a plea agreement with the prosecutor. This is an agreement about how the case will be resolved. All matters may result in a plea agreement, except drunk driving and certain drug-related cases. If you reach an agreement you must return to the courtroom and wait for your case to be called. In most instances the judge will accept the plea agreement and enter it into the record.

Appeals are heard in Superior Court and must be filed within 20 days of the Municipal Court Judge’s decision. An appeal packet explaining the procedure for filing an appeal will be provided to you by the municipal court upon request. You can also complete the packet online

A transcript request and fee must be submitted to the Municipal Court.

Getting a Public Defender
To apply for a Public Defender, download the Application for Public Defender , complete it, and bring it with you to your court appearance. It does not guarantee appointment of a public defender, because the judge must review it in accordance with certain guidelines. The judge may assess a public defender fee of up to $200.

For Motor Vehicle Commission Information / Violation Points
Telephone 609-292-6500 or log onto the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission . Pay your  fine online .
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Court Forms8 documents

  • File an Appeal
  • Application for Public Defender
  • Mediation Information
  • Records Request Form
  • Certification in Support of Probable Cause
  • Complaint Information Form
  • Confidential Domestic Violence Complaint Form
  • Plea by Mail Form