New Jersey’s municipal courts handle disorderly persons offenses, which are roughly equivalent to misdemeanors in other jurisdictions. This article provides addresses, fax numbers, and phone numbers for municipal courts located throughout Cape May County, NJ. If you’re looking for information about Atlantic City or Egg Harbor Township, try browsing through our article about municipal courts in Atlantic County instead.

What Types of Cases Do Different Courts Handle?

Throughout the United States, different types of courts are designated to handle different legal matters. Types of courts in New Jersey include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Supreme Court of New Jersey – The Supreme Court of New Jersey is the state’s highest court, authorized to review cases decided in lower courts. Many cases decided by the Supreme Court have a dramatic impact on how existing laws are interpreted and applied.
  • Superior Court – Superior court handles charges of indictable crimes, which are equivalent to felonies in other jurisdictions. Homicide and aggravated assault are examples of indictable crimes that would be heard in superior court.
  • Superior Court, Appellate Division – The Appellate Division handles appeals, or requests to higher courts to reverse the decisions of lower courts. For instance, a person can appeal a criminal conviction.

Municipal courts handle a wide variety of disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses. If you’re ever charged with any of the following offenses in New Jersey, you will likely be headed to municipal court:

  • Disorderly conduct
  • Harassment
  • Possession of a fake ID
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of marijuana in small quantities (under 50 grams)
  • Shoplifting, or retail theft, under $200
  • Simple assault
  • Resisting arrest
  • Underage possession of alcohol

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Contact Information for Municipal Courts Located in Cape May County, NJ

Listed below you’ll find contact information for municipal courts located throughout the county. If you have any questions about court hours, procedures for submitting or obtaining legal documents, or any other aspects of a case or the judicial system, call the court in advance. You can also call (609) 616-4956 to speak with the knowledgeable defense attorneys at the Law Offices of John J. Zarych. With over four decades of experience handling disorderly persons offenses, we are always here to assist you and your loved ones.

  • Borough of Avalon
    • 3100 Dune Drive
      Avalon, NJ 08202
    • Phone – (609) 967-4457
    • Fax – (609) 967-5659
  • Cape May City
    • 643 Washington Street
      O. Box 539
      Cape May, NJ 08204
    • Phone – (609) 884-9550
    • Fax – (609) 884-0869
  • Cape May Point (see Cape May City)
  • Dennis Township
    • 2100 Tuckahoe Road
      Petersburg, NJ 08270
    • Phone – (609) 628-2015
    • Fax – (609) 628-2091
  • Lower Township
    • 401 Breakwater Road
      Erma, NJ 08204
    • Phone – (609) 886-6040
    • Fax –(609) 886-6636
  • Middle Township
    • 2 South Boyd Street
      Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
    • Phone – (609) 465-8729 or (609) 465-8730
    • Fax –(609) 465-4015
  • North Wildwood
    • 10th and Atlantic Avenue
      North Wildwood, NJ 08260
    • Phone – (609) 729-3818
    • Fax – (609) 729-6392
  • Ocean City
    • 821 Central Avenue
      Ocean City, NJ 08226
    • Phone – (609) 525-9386
    • Fax – N/A
  • Sea Isle City
    • 233 JFK Boulevard
      O. Box 132
      Sea Isle City, NJ 08234
    • Phone – (609) 263-6101
    • Fax – (609) 263-1449
  • Stone Harbor
    • 9508 Second Avenue
      Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
    • Phone – (609) 368-2411
    • Fax – (609) 368-7548
  • Upper Township (see Dennis Township)
  • West Cape May
    • 732 Broadway
      West Cape May, NJ 08204
    • Phone – (609) 884-1005 x4
    • Fax – (609) 884-2688
  • West Wildwood
    • 115 West Davis Avenue
      Wildwood, NJ 08260
    • Phone – (609) 522-4924
    • Fax – (609) 522-5383
  • Wildwood City (see West Wildwood)
  • Wildwood Crest
    • 6101 Pacific Avenue
      Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
    • Phone – (609) 522-1352
    • Fax – (609) 846-0732
  • Woodbine Borough (see Middle Township)

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If you or one of your family members was arrested for a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey, it’s important to take the charges seriously. DP offenses may carry lighter penalties than indictable crimes, but make no mistake: a conviction still has the power to result in heavy fines, months of incarceration, the temporary suspension of your driver’s license, mandatory community service, and the creation of a permanent record which can be accessed by potential employers.

However, with representation from a skilled criminal defense lawyer, it may be possible to beat the charges or obtain a conditional dismissal, which means you will be placed under supervision instead of being sentenced to jail. To arrange for a free and private consultation, call the Law Offices of John J. Zarych at (609) 616-4956 right away. Se habla español.