Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street, Room 119
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Megan Gritsman, Division Manager
Rachel LaGreca, Assistant Division Manager
The Finance Division in the Bergen Vicinage is a centralized fee office is located on the first floor of the courthouse in Room 119. All walk-in fee related documents are filed in Room 119. Fees for Probation, fines, and restitution as well as child support payments are made in this office.
The Finance Division is responsible for establishing and maintaining the vicinage budget and for the collection and processing of all court held funds: probation, fines/restitution, child support fees, family fees, bail, civil/special civil filing fees, and reimbursable monies.
All financial reporting includes reports and budget execution which must adhere to vicinage-established standards. The division ensures that the compliance of internal controls relating to handling monetary transactions, policies, and procedures are maintained. The Finance Division also manages and safeguards all fixed assets within the vicinage and performs all purchasing functions for the vicinage. Auditing of child support cases, processing of payments for interpreting, transcript services, and accounts payable transactions are also prepared in the division.
One of the main goals of the Finance Division is to provide excellent customer service to both our internal and external customers. We seek to improve the quality of customer service that meets or exceeds public expectations by ensuring that all customers are provided with concise and consistent information and treated with courtesy, dignity, and respect.
Central Fee Office – 10 Main Street – Room 119
Hours of operation are from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM in Room 119 in the courthouse. A DROP BOX* is available for receipt of fee documents Monday through Friday from the hours of 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM in Room 119 of the courthouse.
*NOTE: Please note that fee related documents placed in the DROP BOX after 4:30 p.m. will be stamped “Received” as of the next business day. Therefore, any pleadings and fee-related documents placed in the DROP BOX after 4:30 p.m. on the last day of a statute or rule of limitation time period will be out of time. Any probation or child support** payments placed in the DROP BOX after 4:30 p.m. will be processed through the Finance Division cash register on the next documents business day. A receipt will only be mailed to the payor if a self-addressed, stamped envelope address is provided by the party making payment via the DROP BOX. The DROP BOX is only to be utilized for fee related filings; it should not be used for filing non-fee related documents.
**NOTE for Child Support payments: Child Support payments may be made at this location; however, it is strongly suggested that payments for child support obligations are mailed directly to the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) of the New Jersey Family Support Payment Center (NJFSPC). This payment center which was established for the expeditious processing of child support payments accepts mail at: NJFSPC, P.O. Box 4880, Trenton, New Jersey 08650-4880.