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Ocean County Surrogate's Court
118 Washington Street, PO Box 2191
This is the main office. Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Ocean County Surrogate's Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Ocean County, New Jersey, and resources applicable to all courts in New Jersey.
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Ocean County Surrogate's Court Records
Search Ocean County Surrogate's Court docket index by name, docket class, town, docket number, form type, and date of birth or death; or view the full docket index. When a record is located, additional information may be requested by mail from the Surrogate's Court for a $10 fee.
Published opinions and orders
Forms and related information
Legal Practice Forms and Instructions
View and download Civil, Criminal, Family, Child Support, Tax Court and other forms created for use by attorneys. Detailed instructions for filling out the forms are not included; downloading instructions and general tips completing and filing forms are included.
Self-Representation Forms and Instructions
View and download Civil, Criminal, Family, Child Support, Probation, Tax Court and other forms, kits, and instructions for people who do not have attorneys. General information about self-representation, tips downloading and filing forms, and links to additional resources are inlcuded.
Self help, legal research, general information
Legal Information and Self Help Resources
Legal Services of New Jersey offers free legal information for self-represented parties about a variety of topics including housing, family, health care, benefits, jobs, debts, disability, immigration, education, taxes, crime, seniors, and courts in general. Search for information by keyword or browse by topic.
Search New Jersey court rules by keyword, or browse the table of contents.
Court Seminars and Public Events
View educational events by month, including workshops, seminars, free consultation with attorneys, and screening for legal assistance.
Legal Information Publications
Legal Services of New Jersey offers free publications and informational flyers about various legal issues including child abuse and neglect, expunging criminal records, divorce, domestic violence, landlord-tenant and general information about the court process.
Legal Rights and the Court Process
A wide variety of resources are available, including legal information, legal research links, and fact sheets about civil rights. Legal information includes child support, landlord-tenant claims, small claims, violations bureau fine schedules, sentencing guidelines, and court procedure. Legal research links include court rules and government- and law-related links.
New Jersey Laws
Search New Jersey bills, laws, statutes, and Constitution. Information about the legislature and and legislative process is also available.
Contact an Ombudsman
View information about the Court Ombudsman program, which answers questions about how the court system works and seeks to improve patron customer service. Contact information for your local Ombudsman, a link to public events, and a customer satisfaction survey are included.
Complaints About Judges
The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct provides information about filing a complaint about a judge, a downloadable complaint form, answers to frequently asked questions, and records of judicial conduct proceedings by year since 2007.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Ocean County Lawyer Referral
The Ocean County Bar Association offers a free lawyer referral service by telephone or e-mail. An initial consultation for a small fee is available.
Attorney Discipline Information
The New Jersey Judiciary Office of Attorney Ethics provides information about filing a grievance against an attorney, answers to frequently asked questions, and online access to attorney discipline records since 1990. A link to online records of pending attorney discipline actions is also available.
Legal Services of New Jersey offers free civil legal assistance to low-income residents. A statewide toll-free number and online request form, contact information for local offices in each county, and special statewide projects are included.
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice offers free civil legal assistance to low-income residents. Contacts, case types, and descriptions of programs and legal clinics are included.