[Adopted 3-24-1994 by Ord. No. 4-1994]
[Amended 8-26-1999 by Ord. No. 16-1999]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2B:24-17, a person applying for representation by the Municipal Public Defender shall pay an application fee of $200. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2B:24-1 et seq. and guidelines promulgated by the Supreme Court, the Municipal Court may waive the application fee, in whole or in part, only if the Court determines, in its discretion, upon a clear and convincing showing by the applicant, that the application fee represents an unreasonable burden on the person seeking representation. The Municipal Court may permit a person to pay the application fee over a specific period of time, not to exceed four months.
The Municipal Court Clerk is hereby directed to forward any said application fees obtained to the City of Egg Harbor City in accordance with appropriate accounting procedures.