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Kathryn Shabel, Assistant Chief

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 to SCCOForeclosure.Mailbox@njcourts.gov for information on the following:

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

All correspondence (filings) should be directed to (see NOTE below):

Foreclosure Processing Services
Superior Court Clerk’s Office
P.O. Box 971
Trenton, NJ 08625
Foreclosure Processing Services
Superior Court Clerk’s Office
25 W. Market Street, 6th Floor, North Wing
Trenton, NJ 08611

*Note: Any mail sent through the US Postal Service, including certified and U.S. Express Mail, must reference the PO 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, use this form. This form should accompany your pleading (complaint, answer, motion, etc.). The form and the pleading 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, the pleading 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 pleading 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. Click here for details on submitting a request.

Foreclosure Mediation Program:

Click on the following links for information on the Foreclosure Mediation Program and to request mediation:

Additional Links to Forms and Resources

  • Foreclosure Case Information Statement

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.

  • Answer Packet for Self-Represented Litigants

Use this packet to file an answer in a foreclosure case if you are a defendant representing yourself without the assistance of an attorney.

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