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ESSEX VICINAGE CIVIL DIVISION

Historic Courthouse

Civil Customer Service Office
Hall of Records, Room 201
465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark , NJ 07102
973-693-5529

Debra Dadic, Civil Division Manager
973-693-6521

Brenda Carmichael, Assistant Civil Division Manager
973-693-6526

Angeline Asobo, Assistant Civil Division Manager
973-693-6531





The Civil Division consists of three distinct, operational parts: Civil Part, Special Civil Part and Chancery, which includes the General Equity and Probate Parts.  

1. Civil Part 

A. In the Civil part, there is no monetary limit on the value of cases that may be filed. A case gets started in the Civil Part by the filing of a complaint and case information statement and the requisite fee with the court. Examples of cases that are filed in Civil Part include auto negligence cases, medical malpractice cases, discrimination cases, products liability cases, as well as a variety of other suits in which money damages are sought. 
Click here for more information about Civil Part, Law Division matters.

2. Special Civil Part handles landlord tenant matters, claims for monetary relief up to $15,000 and small claims (up to $3,000). 

A. Landlord Tenant (Click here if you need information about landlord tenant matters).

B. Civil Actions (Click here if you need information about a Civil action valued between $3,001 and  $15,000). Examples are some contract cases, motor vehicle accident cases, damage or loss of property cases, non-payment for work performed, etc.) 

C. Small Claims (Click here if you need information about Small Claims matters valued $3,000 or less). Examples are contract cases, motor vehicle accident cases, damage or loss of property cases, non-payment for work performed, etc.) 

3. General Equity Part (Chancery Division) (Click here if you need information about General Equity matters). Examples are civil suits regarding special medical guardian appointments, probate matters, injunctions, specific performance and enforcement contracts. 

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