CIVIL DIVISION MAIN OFFICE
10 MAIN STREET, ROOM 115
HACKENSACK, NJ 07601
OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
Kathleen Andes-Stylianou, Esq., Civil Division Manager
Vincenza Bruno, Assistant Division Manager
Christine Cordasco, Assistant Division Manager
Honorable Robert Polifroni, Presiding Judge Civil Part
Honorable Joseph R. Rosa, Jr. Supervising Judge Special Civil Part
|Office||Contact Number||Room Number|
|Civil Division Manager’s Office||201-527-2600||415|
|Civil Law Records||201-527-2710||110|
|Civil/Special Civil Customer Service Intake||115|
|Special Civil Part||201-527-2711|
(Arbitration & Mediation)
|Multi County Litigation||201-527-2346||427|
|Special Civil Part (DC, LT, & SC Docket #’s)||201-527-2730||427|
|Chancery –General Equity Part||201-527-2677||418|
|Chancery – Probate Part
(Bergen County Surrogates Office)
+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|
|CDR Programs - Arbitration and Mediation|
Multi County Litigation in NJ
Special Civil Part Judgment Forms
SCP Officer Self-Help Center (Hoffman/Fields)
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.
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.judiciary.state.nj.us website.
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.
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 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.
Special Civil Part Officers' Assignments
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.