Municipal Court

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

2017 Department Goals

  • Implement the "Green" Municipal Court by establishing paperless records storage pursuant to NJ Court Directive 1/14
  • Continue to achieve backlog per 100 standards as established by the Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Evaluate the potential for future years implementation of Electronic ticketing to better support the Shared Court due to increase filings and to assist in implementing the "Green" Municipal Court
  • Convert Request for Dismissal to an open on-line filing for all end users to submit to the respect Court
  • To participate in the NJ Supreme Courts - Access and Fairness Survey for the Municipal Courts

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Ryan X. Bancroft Certified Municipal Court Administrator (973) 762-2839
James Wavra Deputy Court Administrator (973) 762-2839
Tracie Mugan Violations Clerk (973) 762-2839
Karen Palladino Violations Clerk (973) 762-2839
Keria Keys Violations Clerk (973) 762-2839
Annette DePalma Municipal Prosecutor (973) 762-8120 ext. 3400