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Civil Division

CIVIL DIVISION MAIN OFFICE
10 MAIN STREET, ROOM 115
HACKENSACK, NJ 07601
201-527-2600
OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Kathleen Andes-Stylianou, Esq., Civil Division Manager
Christine Cordasco, Acting Assistant Division Manager
Vincenza Bruno, Assistant Division Manager

LAW
Honorable Robert Polifroni, Presiding Judge Civil Part

SPECIAL CIVIL

Honorable Joseph R. Rosa, Jr. Supervising Judge Special Civil Part

CHANCERY/GENERAL EQUITY
Honorable Robert P. Contillo, Presiding Judge Chancery/General Equity

FORMS
Chancery Division, Probate Part | Foreclosure | Foreclosure Mediation | Special Civil Part | Small Claims |Collecting After You Win | Landlord-Tenant | Civil Part - Law Division | Name Change

GENERAL INFORMATION

Office Contact Number Room Number
Civil Division Manager’s Office 201-527-2600 415
Civil Law Records 201-527-2710 110
Civil/Special Civil Intake   116
Special Civil Part 201-527-2737  
Landlord/Tenant 201-527-2713  
Civil 201-527-2714  
CDR Programs
(Arbitration & Mediation)
201-527-2735 115
Multi County Litigation 201-527-2346 427
Special Civil Part (DC, LT, & SC Docket #’s) 201-527-2730 427
SCP Officer Self-Help Center 201-527-2731 116
Foreclosure Mediation 201-527-2526 116
Chancery –General Equity Part 201-527-2677 418
Chancery – Probate Part
(Bergen County Surrogates Office)
201-646-2252 222

+For transcripts of case proceeding, please call Transcripts at 201-527-2277
++For additional information regarding JEFIS/Electronic Filing, please contact the New Jersey Judiciary Problem Reporting desk at 609-633-2275 or 800-343-7002.

CIVIL WEBSITE RESOURCES

All Civil Division Forms, including Special Civil, Small Claims, Landlord Tenancy, Fees, and Rules

http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/forms.htm#civil

CDR Programs - Arbitration and Mediation

http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/services/cdr.htm

Multi County Litigation in NJ

http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/mass-tort/index.htm

Foreclosure Mediation

http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/civil/foreclosure/overview.html

Special Civil Part Judgment Forms

http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/index.htm#civil

SCP Officer Self-Help Center

http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/bergen/wade.htm


Civil & Special Civil Intake
All complaints for Civil Law, Special Civil, Small Claims, and Landlord/Tenant filed in the Superior Court, are processed by Intake. Forms and information packets are available in Room 115.

Chancery-Equity Intake
All complaints are processed for Chancery-Equity in Room 418. Forms and information packets are available in Room 418.

For additional information on Civil Division forms, fees, and rules, please visit the www.njcourts.com website.

Special Civil
Monetary Limit: Value of case up to $15,000
Types of cases: Examples include Civil breach of contract, damages caused by motor vehicle accident, payment for work performed, return of tenant’s security.

Small Claims
Monetary Limit: Value of case up to $3,000 (or $5,000 if return of tenant’s security deposit)
Types of cases: Case types listed under Special Civil Complaints which are within the $3,000 limit

Landlord/Tenant
Landlord Tenant resolves differences between property owners and those who rent or lease that property. Complaints are often based on failure to pay rent, continued disorderly conduct, destruction or damage of property, habitual lateness in paying of rent, violation of the agreed to rules and regulations, or tenants conviction for a drug offense.

Chancery – General Equity Part
Chancery – General Equity Part handles cases of such an unusual nature that they all proceed before a judge, without a jury, for direct interpretation of the law, e.g., civil rights, employment discrimination, foreclosures, injunctions, specific performance of contracts, and labor disputes. These are cases that are seeking “equitable” relief as opposed to cases where a party seeks monetary damages. Case files are maintained by staff and are available for review.

Chancery – Probate Part
Chancery – Probate Part handles contested litigations involving Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Incapacitations. Additional information regarding these cases can be obtained through the Bergen County Surrogates Office. Their office can be reached at 201-646-2252.

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