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(609) 292-2121
Criminal Records
Division of State Police
Records and Identification
PO Box 7068
West Trenton NJ 08628-0068

(689) 882-2001
(689) 530-5780 (fax)

Department of Corrections
Driving Records
Department of Motor Vehicles
Drivers History Abstract Unit
PO Box 142
Trenton NJ 08666

(609) 292-6500
(no fax number provided)

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Vehicle Ownership Information
Deparment of Motor Vehicles
Certified Information Unit
PO Box 146
Trenton NJ 08666
(609) 292-6500

Vital Statistics
Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics PO Box 370 Trenton NJ 08625-0370
(609) 292-4097
(609) 392-4292 (fax)

Business/Corporate Records
Department of Treatury Division of Commercial Recording PO Box 308 Trenton NJ 08625
(602) 292-9292 (no fax number provided)

Workers Compensation Information
Labor Department Division of Workers Compensation Fitch Plaza Trenton NJ 08625
(609) 292-6026
(609) 984-3924 (fax)

UCCs (tax liens available only at county level)
Secretary of State UCC Division PO Box 303 Trenton NJ 08625

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STATE COURT RECORDS - (All New Jersey County Superior Courts)
PROPERTY RECORDS - (All counties)
REAL ESTATE - Counties along Jersey Shore

Atlantic County 5901 Main St. Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-4011
Bergen County Hudson and Main St., Room 118 Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 646-2101
Burlington County
P.O. Box 6000 Mount Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 265-5233
Camden County 5th & Mickle Blvd. City Hall, Room 103 Camden, NJ 08101
(609) 757-7085

Cape May County DN 109, Central Mail Room
4 Moore Rd.
Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210-2117

(609) 465-7111 ONLINE: Cape County Tax Records

Cumberland County 60 W. Broad St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(609) 451-8000
Essex County
P.O. Box 690 Newark, NJ 07101-0690
(201) 621-4448
Glouchester County
P.O. Box 129 Woodbury, NJ 08096-0129
(609) 853-3237
Hudson County 583 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306-2301
(201) 795-6125
Hunterdon County 71 Main St. Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 788-1221
Mercer County 209 S. Broad St. Trenton, NJ 08650
(609) 989-6465
Middlesex County 1 John F. Kennedy Square New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(908) 745-3000
Monmouth County 1 East Main St. Freehold, NJ 07728
(908) 431-7387

Morris County
P.O. Box 315 Morristown, NJ 07963-0315
(201) 285-6125 Ocean County 1812 Washington St. Toms River, NJ 08753
(908) 929-2053 ONLINE: Ocean County Tax Records

Passaic County 77 Hamilton St. Paterson, NJ 07505
(201) 881-4777
Salem County
P.O. Box 18 Salem, NJ 08079-1913
(609) 935-7510
Somerset County
P.O. Box 3000 Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 231-7006
Sussex County 4 Park Place Newton, NJ 07860
(201) 579-0900
Union County 2 Broad St. Elizabeth, NJ 07207
(908) 527-4966
Warren County 413 2nd St. Belvidere, NJ 07823
(908) 475-5361

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