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RECORD REQUEST

Criminal Records staff performs record keeping functions within the division, and maintains the official court file. The team responds to inquiries from the public regarding court records.





Criminal Records Contact Information

Atlantic County
Phone: (609) 909-8154
Fax: (609) 909-8190
Mail: Criminal Records
Atlantic Co. Criminal Courts Complex
4997 Unami Blvd.
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Cape May County
Phone: (609) 463-6550
Fax: (609) 463-6458
Mail: Criminal Records
Cape May County Courthouse
4 Moore Rd.
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

 

How to Request Records

Follow link to the Record Request Form

Please download and fill out the Record Request Form and fax or mail it to the appropriate Criminal Records Department. For more information, call our Criminal Records staff at the phone numbers listed above. You must have at least the defendants name AND the Indictment Number or Case Number or Nature and Date of Offense for us to process a records request. If you don’t have the Indictment, Case Number or Nature and Date of Offense, you may use our public access computers to look up the case to obtain the proper identifiers.

If you are requesting your own records, there is no fee involved (except for certified copies). Otherwise, the following fees apply:

Copy Fees

$0.05 per page (pages 1-10)
$0.05 per page (pages 11-20)
$0.05 per page (pages 21+)
$3.00 per document True Copy
$5.00 per document Certified
$10.00 per document Exemplified

Documents

Documents that are available to the general public include:
Indictments/Accusations
Plea Papers
Waivers (Accusations/Juvenile)
Judgments of Convictions
Calendars (minus identifiers)
Entry of Appearance
Substitution of Attorney
Notice of Motions
All Orders signed by the Court
Verdict Sheets
Notice of Appeals
VOP Statements
Conditions of Probation
Court Notices
Subpoenas
Documents that are NOT available to the general public include:
Public Defender Applications
PSI Reports
TASC Reports
Bail Reports
Victim Letters
Character Letters
Discovery
Handwritten Trial notes
Jury Lists
Competency/Psych/Avenel Reports

NOTE: The Atlantic County Superior Court DOES NOT perform general background checks or RAP sheet requests.  We cannot compile a complete listing of an individual’s arrests and case history.  We can only process requests for case specific records.  You may call the New Jersey State Police at (609) 882-2000, extensions: 2291, 2918, or 2303, to see if you qualify to have the N.J.S.P. run a statewide records search.  Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Criminal Records Unit at (609) 909-8154.

For more information on records requests, follow the link to the administrative directive (links to website: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/directive/2011/dir_03_11.pdf) on the main State of NJ Judiciary website explaining the policies and procedures for access to case related court records.

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