Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 4:00
Closed from 12–1pm
Ewing, NJ 08628
Municipal Court Judge
Hon. Kimberly M. Lacken, J.M.C. (Acting)
(p) 883-2900 Ext. 7617
Deputy Court Administrator
(p) 883-2900 Ext. 7567
General Customer Service
Ewing Township Municipal Court
2 Jake Garzio Dr.
Ewing, NJ 08628
p: (609) 883-2900
f: (609) 883-1746
The municipal court is closed on all Township holidays and there is no weekend phone service.
Mon. – Fri. 8 am to 4 pm
Violations Bureau Hours
Mon. – Fri. 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
All session are currently virtual.
Mon. 9:00 am
Wed. 9:00 am
Wed. 1:00 pm
Thurs. 9:00 am
Complaints can be filed between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm
All Court Sessions are Virtual Until Further Notice
with the exception of in-person trials or contested hearings.
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.
We will be a court system, characterized by excellence, that strives to attain justice for the individual and society through the rule of law. We will:
Required to accomplish our mission are four paramount values representing the core of what we stand for as an organization:
The municipal courts, considered the doorway to the state judiciary, are dedicated to creating and maintaining an independent, professional, environment where fair, efficient and knowledgeable service will be provided. Together, as a team of judges and skilled professionals, the Municipal Courts of Mercer County strive to ensure that all matters are resolved expeditiously, equitably and without bias in order to preserve the rule of law and the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.
Ewing Township Municipal Court is one of thirteen municipal courts in Mercer County (www.njcourtsonline.com). The municipal court is a local court created by state law, whose territory is confined to the municipality in which it is located. Practice and procedures are governed by New Jersey Court Rules. Ewing Township Municipal Court handles the following matters: violations of motor vehicle and traffic laws; violations of municipal ordinances; violations of Weights and Measures, Parks and Forests, Fish & Game, SPCA, disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses. An offense is a disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offense and is heard in municipal court. Crimes are indictable charges and are designated as being of the first, second, third or fourth degree. They are sent to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office where it is decided whether to present the case to a grand jury or to return the case to the municipal court as a less serious offense (a downgrade). Court sessions are open proceedings and may be viewed by the public. There is no jury in a municipal court proceeding. Testimony is taken from the complainant, defendant and any witnesses, then a decision is rendered by the judge based on the facts presented and the law.
We hope this website will provide you with some insight into the procedures of the Municipal Court. The information that we are providing on this site is intended to aid you, the customer, in making informed decisions. Please contact this court if additional information is needed.