Foreclosure Processing Services

Assistant Chief
Kathryn Shable

The function of the Foreclosure Processing Services Team is to docket pleadings (e.g., complaints, answers and requests for default) in foreclosure cases, perform general foreclosure case management functions, and transfer contested cases to General Equity Judges in the vicinages for disposition.

Inquiries can be directed to 609-421-6100 or E-mail us at for information on the following:

  • General Questions and Status Requests
  • Complaints
  • Answers
  • Requests for Default

All correspondence (filings) should be directed to:

Address for regular mail:
Foreclosure Processing Services
Superior Court Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 971
Trenton, NJ 08625

Address for messenger service:
Foreclosure Processing Services
Superior Court Clerk's Office
25 W. Market St.
Sixth Floor North Wing
Trenton, NJ 08611

NOTE: Any mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, including certified and U.S. Express Mail, must reference the P.O. Box 971 or it will not be received. Any mail sent through private carriers, must reference the street address.

Filing Fee Schedule:

  • Complaints - $250.00
  • Answers or First Appearances - $175.00
  • Motions - $50.00

Checks or money orders should be made payable to Treasurer - State of New Jersey. Attorneys may use their Judiciary Collateral Account to pay any fees. Cash is not accepted.

Fee Waiver Request:

If you believe that you should be exempt from filing fees due to your financial circumstances, fill out the Filling Fee Waiver Request Form. This form should accompany your document(s). The form and the documents should be submitted to the General Equity Judge in the county in which the property is located so that the judge may review the fee waiver request. Once the judge has made a determination, your documents will be forwarded to the Superior Court Clerk's Office for filing. If the judge denies the fee waiver request, you will be notified to submit the fee before the documents can be filed.

Copy Requests:

For information on obtaining copies of files or documents call Customer Service at 609-421-6100. Requests for records must be in writing. Refer to Copies of Court Records for more details on submitting a request.

Foreclosure Mediation Program:

It may be possible to save your home - Free counseling - Free foreclosure mediation is available

Foreclosure Mediation Announcements

Additional Links to Forms and Resources

Use this as a cover letter for a party's first pleading. Plaintiffs need to complete the entire form. Defendants only need to complete the section that is located above the black bar, print and sign their name(s) at the bottom of the form in the indicated area, and date the form in the indicated area.