Maurice River Township Municipal Court

Municipal Courts of New Jersey were established in 1948 and have four core values; Independence, Integrity, Fairness and Quality Service.

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."    

Payments                                                                                                                                                                      Maurice River Township Municipal Court accepts cash, check or money orders as forms of payment.  We do not take debit or credit cards for payments at the Violation's Bureau Window.  However, if you are making a payment for a traffic matter, you can visit our website at  and make your payment using debit or credit on the website.  Note you must have the Court ID, Ticket Prefix, Ticket Number and also the License Plate Number of the vehicle you were in when the summons was issue.                                                                                            

Click here to make an online payment for traffic offenses        

Court Forms: 

  1. Ashley Criss

    Certified Municipal Court Administrator
    Phone: 856-785-1120, ext. 115

Municipal Court:

Judge:  Lauren Van Embden                                                                      Municipal Court Administrator:  Ashley Criss                                          Municipal Prosecutor:  Thomas Corrigan                                                Municipal Public Defender:  Stephen Parrey

Office Hours:  Monday thru Friday  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Court Sessions:  1st and 4th Mondays of the Month at 5:00 pm (with exception of certain holidays)