Henry G. Broome, Municipal Court Judge
Nancy Nelson, Court Administrator
Deanna Jackson, Deputy Court Administrator


William Gasbarro, Esq., Municipal Prosecutor
508 New Jersey Ave.
Absecon, NJ 08201
Ph. 609-641-1880


Charles E. Woolson, Jr., Esq., Municipal Public Defender
104 Bellevue Avenue
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Ph. 609-561-1551
Fax 609-567-4974


The Municipal Court is a local court created by State law. Practice and procedures are governed by New Jersey Court Rules. The Municipal Court Judge is responsible for overseeing the administration of the Municipal Court.


Cases heard in Municipal Court are divided into four general categories:

  1. Violations of Motor Vehicle and traffic laws.
  2. Violations of disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses.
  3. Violations of Fish and Game laws, Parks and Forests, Weights and Measures, SPCA and Boating regulations.
  4. Violations of Municipal Ordinances (local laws).

More serious offenses, known as indictable offenses, are arraigned in Municipal Court but then sent to the County Prosecutor’s Office.


Each municipality appoints its own Municipal Court Judge. An Informational Guide is available in the office.


For helpful information regarding the court system, to pay a payable traffic summons, to check on your court date or for information regarding points which maybe assessed to you or a result of your traffic summons, please go to the New Jersey Judiciary Home Page at njmcdirect.com