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STATUTORY INCREASE IN FILING FEES

Pursuant to L. 2002, c. 34 (A2506/S1508), effective July 1, 2002, certain court filing fees have been increased

Supreme Court

  • Filing Notice of Appeal, Notice of Petition for Certification, Notice of Cross-Appeal, Notice of Cross-Petition for Certification or Notice of Petition for Review (fist paper) .....$200.00
  • Filing of the first paper in any motion, petition or application (including an order if it be the first paper), if not in a pending cause or if made after judgment entered .....$30.00
  • Affixing Seal of Court or exemplification .....$5.00
  • Deposit for Costs .....$300.00

Appellate Division of the Superior Court

  • Filing of Notice of Appeal, Notice of Cross Appeal .....$200.00
  • Filing of first paper in any motion, petition or application (including an order if same is first paper) if not in a pending case (cause) or if made after judgment entered .....$30.00
  • Affixing Seal of Court or exemplification .....$5.00
  • Deposit for Costs .....$300.00

Law Division of the Superior Court

  • Complaint .....$200.00
  • Answer, Answer with Crossclaim, Motion (if first paper), Amended Answer Adding new Defendant .....$135.00
  • Answer with Counterclaim or 3rd Party Complaint .....$200.00
  • Third Party Complaint or Counterclaim (after answer filed) .....$65.00
  • Motion (Pre and Post Judgment) .....$30.00
  • Motion for withdrawal of $100.00 but less than $1,000.00 .....$35.00
  • Motion for withdrawal of $1,000.00 or more .....$40.00
  • Transfer Case From Superior Court (Law Division only) to Special Civil Part .....$15.00
  • Security Deposit for Cost (per Defendant or as Order reads) .....$200.00
  • Entering Judgment on Bond and Warrant (in lieu of fee required in 22A:2-6) .....$15.00
  • Recording Other Instruments .....$5.00

Chancery Division of the Superior Court

  • Complaint: Divorce .....$250.00; General Equity .....$200.00; Foreclosure .....$200.00
  • Answer, Answer with Counterclaim .....$135.00
  • Motion (Pre and Post Judgment) .....$30.00
  • Parent Education Registration .....$25.00
  • Recording Other Instruments / Services .....$5.00

Other Fees

  • Affix Seal - Order of Commission (for Seal) .....$5.00
  • Assignment of Judgment .....$5.00
  • Complaint Contesting Election .....$200.00
  • Discharging Lien .....$5.00
  • Exemplification .....$5.00
  • Exemplified Copy of a Will or Administration proceeding from a Foreign State .....$5.00
  • In Rem - 25 Certificates or less .....$25.00 (Each certificate over 25 is $.50 additional)
  • Notice of Appeal (Trial Court) .....$10.00
  • Notice of Application for Wage Execution .....$30.00
  • Petition for Discovery .....$30.00
  • Postponement of Judgment .....$5.00
  • Recognizance of Civil Bail .....$5.00
  • Recording Instruments .....$5.00
  • Record Money Judgment as a Lien on the Civil Judgment and Order Docket (except for Statement of Docketing from the Special Civil Part) .....$35.00
  • Record Statement of Docketing from the Special Civil Part as a Lien on the Civil Judgment and Order Docket .....$10.00
  • Release of Property from Judgment Lien .....$5.00
  • Rule 4:23-5 Fee for Failure to serve answers to interrogatories .....$100.00/$300.00
  • Signing and Issuing Subpoena .....$5.00
  • State Agencies of New Jersey .....No Fee
  • Subordination of Judgment .....$5.00
  • Tax Severance .....$25.00
  • Transcript of Judgment .....$10.00
  • Warrant of Satisfaction of Judgment .....$35.00
  • Writ of Execution (D.J.) .....$5.00
  • Writ of Execution (Law after 1st one) .....$5.00

Certifications & Copies

  • Certification of first copy of any order, judgment, pleading or other paper when copy is furnished to the Clerk .....Free
  • Certification of furnished copy other than first copy supplied to Clerk: $5.00 / first 5 pages; $0.75 for each page in excess of 5; ($5.00 minimum charge)
  • Fees for copying in addition to certification fees: $0.75 / page for 1st to 10th page; $0.50 / page for 11th to 20th page; $0.25 / page for all pages over 20

Law Division - Special Civil Part

Fees Charged by the Clerk - N.J.S. 22A:2-37.1:

Small Claims: 

  • One defendant .....$15.00
  • Each additional defendant .....$2.00

Tenancy:

  • One defendant .....$25.00
  • Each additional defendant .....$2.00

Other Special Civil Part Cases:

  • Complaint or other initial pleading containing a counterclaim, cross-claim or third-party complaint in all other civil actions where the amount exceeds the small claims monetary limit .....$50.00
  • Each additional defendant .....$2.00
  • Complaint or other initial pleading containing a counterclaim, cross-claim or third-party complaint in all other civil actions where the amount does not exceed the small claims monetary limit .....$32.00
  • Each additional defendant .....$2.00
  • Filing of appearance or answer to a complaint or a third party complaint in all matters except tenancy and small claims .....$15.00

Service of Process

  • Summons by mail, each defendant .....$4.00
  • Summons by mail, each defendant at place of business or employment with postal instructions to deliver to addressee only, additional fee .....$4.00
  • Reservice of summons by mail, each defendant .....$4.00
  • Reservice of summons or other original process by court officers: one defendant .....$3.00 plus mileage; each additional defendant .....$2.00 plus mileage
  • Substituted service of process by the clerk upon the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles .....$10.00
  • Plus Postage .....$4.00

Mileage of court officer in serving or executing any process, writ, order, execution, notice, or warrant, the distance to be computed by counting the number of miles in and out, by the most direct route from the place where process is issued, at the same rate per mile set by the state for other state employees and the total mileage fee rounded upward to the nearest dollar.

  • Jury of six persons .....$50.00
  • Warrant for possession in tenancy .....$15.00
  • Warrant to arrest, commitment or writ capias ad respondendum, each defendant .....$15.00
  • Writ of execution or an order in the nature of execution, writs of replevin and attachment issued subsequent to summons .....$5.00
  • Wage execution by mail to a federal agency, additional fee .....$4.00
  • For advertising property under execution or any order .....$10.00
  • For selling property under execution or any order .....$10.00
  • Exemplified copy of judgment: two pages .....$5.00; each additional page .....$1.00

Fees Payable to Court Officers from the Fees Charged by the Clerk - N.J.S. 22A:2-37.2:

  • Serving summons, notice or third-party complaint: one defendant .....$3.00; on every additional defendant .....$2.00
  • Reserving summons or other original process on any defendant .....$3.00
  • Warrant to arrest, capias, or commitment, for each defendant served .....$15.00
  • Serving writ and summons in replevin, taking bond and any inventory: against one defendant .....$5.00; on every additional defendant .....$2.00
  • Serving order for possession in replevin .....$4.00
  • Serving writ of attachment and making inventory: one defendant .....$4.00; on every additional defendant .....$2.00
  • Serving an executing warrant for possession in tenancy .....$10.00
  • Every execution, or any order in the nature of an execution, on a judgment, for each defendant .....$2.00
  • Every wage execution to a federal agency, additional fee .....$4.00

For every mile of travel in serving or executing any process, writ, order, execution, notice, or warrant, the distance to be computed by counting the number of miles in or out, by the most direct route from the place where process is issued, at the same rate per mile set by the state for other state employees and the total mileage fee rounded upward to the nearest dollar

In addition to the foregoing, the following fees for officers of the Special Civil Part shall be taxed in the costs and collected on execution, writ of attachment or order in the nature of any execution on any final judgment, or on a valid and subsisting levy of an execution or attachment which may be the effective cause in producing payment or settlement of a judgment or attachment: 

  • For advertising property under execution or any order .....$10.00
  • For selling property under execution or any order .....$10.00
  • For every dollar collected on execution, writ of attachment, or any order .....$0.10

Effective Date: July 1, 2002

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