New Jersey has a limited jurisdiction court, general jurisdiction trial courts, and two appellate courts. The appellate courts consist of the Appellate Division of Superior Court, and the New Jersey Supreme Court.
The Municipal Court is the limited jurisdiction court. It handles motor vehicle offenses, misdemeanors, and other violations.
The Superior Court is the general jurisdiction trial court. It handles misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile matters, civil cases, and family cases (disputes involving children, parents, and spouses). New Jersey also has a Tax Court, to review decisions of county boards of taxation and the State Division of Taxation.
New Jersey does not make Superior or Municipal Court records available online. Contact the court clerk for copies of those court records.
Below are resources for New Jersey U.S. District Court federal civil, criminal, and bankruptcy records; Supreme Court and Appellate Division records; and Tax Court records.
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|Criminal Court Records | State Judiciary |
New Jersey Judiciary PROMIS/Gavel public access to criminal court records.
|Municipal Court | Traffic & Parking Tickets |
New Jersey Municipal Courts Direct traffic ticket search.
|Superior Court | Civil Case Records |
New Jersey Courts public access to civil case records.
|Superior Court | Criminal Convictions |
Asbury Park Press database of New Jersey Superior Court criminal conviction records.
|Superior Court | Judgments |
New Jersey Courts judgment search.
|Bankruptcies, Judgments, Tax Liens Pay Site|
Search Systems Premium database of New Jersey bankruptcies, tax liens, and judgments. Cost is $5 per search.
|Federal Court | PACER Bankruptcy Records Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of New Jersey Federal bankruptcy records, including dockets and documents. Requires a PACER account.
|Federal Court | PACER Civil & Criminal Records Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of New Jersey Federal civil & criminal court records, dockets and documents. PACER account required.
|Superior Court | Civil Discovery End Dates |
Civil Law Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey database of end dates for Civil Discovery.
|Superior Court | Civil Mediators |
Superior Court of New Jersey database of civil mediators.
|Superior Court | Civil Motion Calendars |
Superior Court of New Jersey searchable database of Civil Part, Special Civil Part and Chancery-General Equity Motion Calendars.
|Supreme Court | Calendars, Schedules, Agendas |
New Jersey Supreme Court oral argument schedule, agendas, and Appellate Court Calendar.
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