Court

HAMBURG MUNICIPAL COURT

11 Orchard Street, Hamburg, New Jersey 07419
(973) 209-4545

Municipal Court Judge – Honorable James P. Sloan, JMC
Prosecutor – Alicia Saavedra-Ferrante,Esq.
Public Defender – Daniel A. Colfax Esq.
Court Administrator /ADA Coordinator- JoAnn Coan

Municipal Court sessions are held the first Tuesday and the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm .

During the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal courts have cancelled their in person court sessions. With the use of technology, certain cases may be able to be heard and adjudicated remotely. It is advised that you contact the court to set up a video court proceeding and provide your telephone and email address.

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.
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

Please be advised of the following before entering:

  • All persons entering the Hamburg Municipal Court Building are subject to search with a metal detection device. All packages, purses, briefcases and backpacks will be visually inspected.
  • Recording devices are NOT permitted in the court room.
  • No Food or Beverages are allowed in the court room.
  • If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court administrator prior to your court appearance.
  • Please advise the municipal court office in advance if you require an ADA accommodation.

Payment of Tickets

  • Tickets may be paid in person at the courthouse violations windows, Monday – Friday , 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, (excluding holidays) with cash, check or money order. Debit/Credit cards are also accepted (except American Express).
  • Tickets may also be paid at https://portal.njcourts.gov/webe11/atswepr2/home.do with a debit/credit card.

ADA
Please advise the municipal court office in advance if you require an ADA accommodation.

Interpreter.
If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court PRIOR to your court appearance.

Expedited Expungement
If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or a municipal ordinance violation, and those charges are either dismissed, you are acquitted, or your case is discharged without a conviction or finding of guilt, you may be eligible for an expedited expungement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6. For more information and to determine if you are eligible, you may inquire with the municipal court at the time of disposition.

Mediation
Mediation is a confidential, structured, non-adversarial process that allows a neutral third party to assist disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable solution. The mediation process can be a less expense, informal, and more meaningful alternative than the traditional trial process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation.

Questions?
JoAnn Coan
Court Administrator
Email: Court@hamburgnj.org
(973) 209-4545