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South Jersey Court Information and Hours

Our South Jersey criminal defense clients need to familiarize themselves with local court information and hours. If they don’t, they may be more likely to miss crucial court appearances, which could impact their case.

There are many courthouses throughout South Jersey, making it confusing for individuals needing to make court appearances. South Jersey consists of the seven southern counties in the State of New Jersey. These are Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, and Salem County. Sometimes parts of Ocean County are included on the list, so we have included it here for convenience. Having a reference for the location of each courthouse and its hours is crucial so that you never miss a moment of your trial.

This page has information on the courthouses for each of these counties, including their address, operation hours, and emergency closing information. If you need help figuring out which courthouse you need to visit and its location, or want a free case evaluation, call the South Jersey criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of John J. Zarych today at (609) 616-4956.

What Is the New Jersey Superior Court?

The South Jersey court system can be confusing, as different courthouses oversee different things. For example, the courthouses we plan to cover are of the New Jersey Superior Court and are reserved for criminal trials and appeals. Depending on the nature of your case, you may have to visit one of these South Jersey courthouses.

Courthouses that are part of the New Jersey Superior Court have trial and appellate jurisdiction. Usually, these courthouses are reserved for criminal trials. Things like family court hearings or civil lawsuits will not occur at the New Jersey Superior Court courthouses.

When Do I Go to These Courthouses?

The courthouses listed here are the seats of the New Jersey Superior Court. This is the name of the standard level of court which handles trials to determine guilt or innocence in a criminal case.

These courthouses also handle appeals from those trials. If you are charged with a low-level crime, a traffic offense, or a local ordinance violation, you will not use these courts. Those things are handled at municipal courts throughout South New Jersey. If you are appearing for your preliminary hearing, arraignment, or other early parts of your case, those also occur at municipal courts. Before your trial begins, your South Jersey criminal defense attorney will inform you of which courthouse you will need to visit.

The county courthouses that house the Superior Court are for trials and hearings related to those trials. That means if you are charged with a serious criminal offense, you will likely be at these courthouses after you have gone through your preliminary matters at the local municipal courthouse. That being said, the New Jersey Superior Court has a broad jurisdiction, allowing it to a hear a wide variety of cases.

Locations and Hours for South Jersey Courthouses

While the various courthouses of the New Jersey Superior Court handle the same type of cases, they are not all located in the same place, nor do they have the same hours. These courthouses are dotted throughout South Jersey, making it somewhat difficult for defendants to keep track of where they need to be and when.

One of the most important things about your upcoming criminal trial is appearing to court. That means showing-up at the correct building on time. This can be stressful, especially if your transportation options are limited (either in general or as a part of DWI charges). The following information will help you find the county courthouse for each of South Jersey’s counties and Ocean County. Also provided is the court’s phone number and information on how to get emergency closing information (such as in the case of snowstorms). Most courts post closing info on this site, but some also have phone numbers listed.

While it’s not necessarily common, occasionally, trials can move from one courthouse to another. This is known as a change of venue and can confuse defendants who have become accustomed to visiting a different South Jersey courthouse. That will mean you have to learn the location of the new courthouse your trial will continue at and its hours. If your trial changes location, your South Jersey criminal defense attorney will inform you.

Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse

Atlantic County is one of South Jersey’s biggest counties, so it naturally has two courthouses. However, it is important to note that only one of the Atlantic County courthouses applies to criminal trials. That can understandably confuse defendants unaware of the difference between New Jersey Superior Courts and municipal courts.

As you’ve learned, Atlantic County has two courthouses, one for civil cases and one for criminal cases. They are about a thirty-minute drive apart, so make sure you go to the correct courthouse, as you may not have time to correct a mistake. Appearing late to court can negatively impact your trial, so avoid such an event at all costs. The following is the information for the criminal courthouse only:

  • Address:
    Atlantic County Criminal Court House
    4997 Unami Boulevard
    Mays Landing, NJ 08330
  • Phone: 609-909-8154
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

The Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse is off Harding Highway in Mays Landing, New Jersey, relatively close to the Atlantic County Jail and the Hamilton Preserve. It’s tucked within the Atlantic County Criminal Courts Complex so that you may have difficulty identifying the building among the many others. Because of that, it may be wise to research photos of the Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse beforehand to recognize it more easily. The courthouse is a large, red brick building with many windows, so if you know what to look for it shouldn’t be too difficult to identify.

Burlington County Court Facility

Burlington County in South Jersey has a medium-sized population and only one courthouse. That makes it easier for defendants to identify which location to visit throughout their trial. That location is the Burlington County Court Facility, situated in Mount Holly, New Jersey. The following is the information for the Burlington County Court Facility:

  • Address:
    Burlington County Court Facility
    49 Rancocas Road
    Mount Holly, NJ 08060
  • Phone: 609-518-2600
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

The closest major roadway to the Burlington County Court Facility is Route 38 in Mount Holly. The courthouse is located near the North Branch Rancocas Creek, which runs through the county and sits behind the Burlington County Jail. The courthouse is an easily identifiable large brick building in the historic district of Mount Holly.

Camden County Hall of Justice

Camden County is one of the northernmost counties in South Jersey, located close to Philadelphia. There are multiple courthouses in Camden County, although only one handles criminal cases, that being the Camden County Hall of Justice. The following is the information for the Camden County Hall of Justice:

  • Address:
    Camden County Hall of Justice
    101 South Fifth Street
    Camden, NJ 08103
  • Phone: 856-379-2200
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Emergency closing information: 856-379-2299

Built in 1982, the Camden County Hall of Justice is in the 4th vicinage of the New Jersey Superior Court. It appears less historical than other courthouses throughout South Jersey, allowing it to blend into modern architecture. The courthouse is a very tall, brown brick building with a glass entryway. It’s located off of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey, near Roosevelt Plaza Park and the Camden Municipal Court.

Cape May County Courthouse

The southernmost New Jersey county, Cape May, has an interesting history that can confuse defendants searching for the Cape May County Courthouse. Note that, for those unfamiliar with Cape May, that the town itself is called Cape May Court House, and the physical courthouse building is located on Main Street. The following is the information for the Cape May County Courthouse:

  • Address:
    Cape May County Courthouse
    9 North Main Street
    Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
  • Phone: 609-465-1000
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

The courthouse is a large red brick building near the Garden State Parkway in Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey. It’s important to know the exact street address of the Cape May County Courthouse, as a simple online search of the name will show a map of the entire county and not an exact location because of the county’s strange name. The courthouse is located among commercial businesses in Cape May, close to schools, restaurants, and stores.

Cumberland County Courthouse

Cumberland County is located towards the southernmost end of New Jersey, partially bordered by the Delaware Bay. A municipal court is located close to the Cumberland County Courthouse for criminal cases, so be sure you enter the correct building when you arrive. The following is the information for the Cumberland County Courthouse:

  • Address:
    Cumberland County Courthouse
    Broad and Fayette Streets
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302
  • Phone: 856-451-8000
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Emergency closing information: 856-453-8090

The courthouse is a large, white, historic building with a clock tower near the Cohansey River in Bridgeton, New Jersey. It is directly next to the Cumberland County Jail and down the street from the Bridgeton Joint Municipal Court. The Cumberland County Courthouse seems to be located in the heart of the county, just a few blocks from the Cohanzick Zoo.

Gloucester County Courthouse

Gloucester County is just south of Camden and sits beside the Delaware River bordering Philadelphia. The Gloucester County Courthouse is towards the county’s northern end on a major road in Woodbury, New Jersey. The following is the information for the Gloucester County Courthouse:

  • Address:
    Gloucester County Courthouse
    1 North Broad Street
    Woodbury, NJ 08096
  • Phone: 856-853-3200
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Emergency closing information: 856-853-3462

Like many courthouses in South Jersey, the Gloucester County Courthouse is situated close to its town’s City Hall. Woodbury City Hall is located just around the corner on Cooper Street. The courthouse is a large red brick building that is part of a large “Gloucester County Justice Complex.”

Salem County Courthouse

Salem County sits just beneath Gloucester County on the southeast side of New Jersey. It’s the smallest county in the state, with its courthouse located on Market Street in Salem. The following is the information for the Salem County Courthouse:

  • Address:
    Salem County Courthouse
    92 Market Street
    Salem, NJ 08079
  • Phone: 856-878-5050
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Emergency closing information: 856-878-5070

The Salem County Courthouse is a large, red brick building with white columns by the entrance, across from the Fenwick Building. It has a historic appearance, allowing it to stand out from other buildings in the area. It’s just a block or so away from the Old Salem County Courthouse, which is the oldest active courthouse in New Jersey.

Ocean County Courthouse

Ocean County in New Jersey borders Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s home to South Jersey’s popular beach towns and includes inland townships as well. The following is the information for the Ocean County Courthouse:

  • Address:
    Ocean County Courthouse
    118 Washington Street
    Toms River, NJ 08754
  • Phone: 732-929-2042
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

The Ocean County Courthouse is located in Toms River, New Jersey, towards the northeastern side of the county. The courthouse is part of a huge complex of red brick buildings. The entrance is on Washington Street where the white columns are. It’s located near Ocean County Superior Court Family Division and the Ocean County Library, close to Route 9 and Route 37.

Contact an Experienced Atlantic City Criminal Lawyer Today

If you have any questions about where you are supposed to be for court, check with the courthouse itself using the phone numbers provided. If you are still uncertain, speak with your attorney.

If you have been charged with a crime in South Jersey, and still do not have an attorney, contact the South Jersey criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of John Zarych. With over thirty years of experience in criminal defense, our experienced lawyers can help defend you in your criminal case. Call (609) 445-3512 for a free consultation.