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Shared Municipal Court of Maplewood & South Orange
Mission Statement
    • As the local branch of the judiciary, the Maplewood Municipal Court is committed to resolving all disputes that occur within our Township, while upholding the laws of the Constitution of the United States. The Court strives to accomplish the Administrative Office of the Court’s (AOC) four core values, with sensitivity to our diverse community:
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Quality Service


Court ID's: Maplewood    - 0711
               South Orange - 0719

Ryan X. Bancroft
Certified Municipal Court Administrator

James Wavra
Deputy Court Administrator

Merari McPherson
Deputy Court Administrator

1618 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood Township, NJ  07040

Ph: (973) 762-2839
Fax: (973) 762-9367

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Late Monday
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Late Tuesday
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Filing Complaints Accepted 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (excluding during sessions hours below)
Request for Parking Dismissal

Records Request Form


    Court Calendars
    Maplewood Court Calendar October 16, 2017 @ 5:15 PM

    South Orange Court Calendar October 16, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

    South Orange Court Calendar  October 17, 2017 @ 3:00 and 4:30 PM

    (**Be Advised - Attached Calendars are subject to change,
    adjournment or add-on.  Please contact Court directly to confirm
    up to date docket information)

    In order to ensure all defendant's equal right of access to the Courts, the Shared Court of Maplewood and South Orange allows any defendant with a warrant out of the respective jurisdiction, to appear on the day of Court (see above dates) and advise that they have an active warrant.  The staff will pull your file and while these are typically heard later in the session, refer you to the Courtroom and allow you the opportunity to address the Judge on the record in open court as to why the individual failed to appear.  This ensures that all defendants, even those who do not have means for monetary bail, will still have an opportunity to address the Judge and potentially have the warrant recalled and the matter relisted.    

    BE ADVISED: At all times prior to the Judge recalling the warrant, the defendant per the Warrant is subject to physical arrest by a law enforcement officer.  More often than not, the Judge's reward a defendants voluntary surrender by recalling the warrant but the Judge may detain, hold, and or instruct officers to take into custody for processing.  While bail is always offered, if unable to post, the defendant would be remanded to the Essex County Jail.

    Please contact the Court Office with any questions or concerns.

    574 Valley St.
    Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
    Hours of Operation 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Ph: (973) 762-8120