Mercer County Court

Find Mercer County New Jersey courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.

East Windsor Municipal Court 80 One Mile Road Extension Hightstown NJ 08520 609-448-3228

Ewing Municipal Court 2 Jake Garzio Drive Ewing NJ 08628 609-883-2900

Hightstown Municipal Court 148 North Main Street Hightstown NJ 08520 609-490-5100

Hopewell Borough Municipal Court 4 Columbia Avenue Hopewell NJ 08525 609-466-0968

Hopewell Township Municipal Court 201 Washington Crossing Pennington Road Hopewell NJ 08560 609-737-1035

Lawrence Municipal Court I 357 Main Street Lawrence NJ 08311 856-447-3035

Lawrence Municipal Court II 2207 Lawrenceville Road Lawrence NJ 08648 609-844-7159

Mercer County Superior Court 209 South Broad Street Trenton NJ 08608 609-571-4074

NJ DMV Trenton Suspension Hearing Center 120 North Stockton Street Trenton NJ 08618 609-292-6500

Pennington Municipal Court 30 North Main Street Pennington NJ 08534 609-737-1016

Princeton Borough Municipal Court 1 Monument Drive Princeton NJ 08540 609-497-7600

Princeton Township Municipal Court 400 Witherspoon Street Princeton NJ 08542 609-924-5042

Trenton Municipal Court 225 North Clinton Avenue Trenton NJ 08609 609-989-3700

Washington Municipal Court IV 1117 Route 130 Trenton NJ 08691 609-259-3522

About Mercer County Courts

Courts in Mercer County, NJ are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Mercer County and New Jersey law and are housed in Mercer County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Mercer County Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Mercer County Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Mercer County court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Mercer County court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Mercer County background checks
Mercer County Court Records

Mercer County court records are available to the public at the Mercer County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Mercer County Courthouses.

Mercer County Trial Courts

Mercer County Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Mercer County are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Mercer County Probate Courts and Mercer County Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Mercer County, New Jersey

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Mercer County Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

New Jersey Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Mercer County Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in New Jersey are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in New Jersey state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the New Jersey Supreme Court.