643 Washington St.
P.O. Box 539
Cape May,
NJ
08204
Fax: (609) 884-0869

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
Certified Municipal Court Administrator
Bernardine Shearouse
(609) 884-0869
Deputy Court Administrator
Mary Perkins
(609) 884-0869

Municipal Court

Judge: Hon. Louis J. Belasco, Jr.
Certified Court Administrator: Bernardine Shearouse
Phone Number: (609)-884-9550 

The Municipal Court is located at 643 Washington Street in Cape May City on the lower level of City Hall. Hours of operation are 8:00AM – 4:00PM, Monday through Friday, except for holidays. Court is in session the first and third Wednesday of every month from January through May at 9:00 am and every Wednesday beginning June at 9:00 AM. 

The office is staffed by six (6) personnel which are, by title, as follows. 

Judge (1)
Court Administrator (1)
Deputy Court Administrator (1)
Seasonal Data Processor (1)
Prosecutor (1)
Public Defender (1)

The judicial staff of the Cape May City Municipal Court is employed by the City of Cape May. The rules which govern the Court are handed down by the State of New Jersey Supreme Court. The Municipal Court is directly supervised by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). 

The purpose of the Court personnel is to assist the Judge in the adjudication of cases that are brought before the Court. This consists of and is limited to the scheduling of Court appearances, mediation hearings, the taking of fines, penalties and assessments and the disbursement of collected monies to the appropriate agencies. 

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