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Search NJ Public Records
Search DataUniverse for records in most of the categories below, including records for Home & Taxes, Crime, Schools, Statistics, and more! (Link takes you to news article that links to various databases by category.)
New Jersey Public Records
NJ Open Public Records Act
From the Government Records Council.
Citizen's Guide to NJ's Open Public Records Act
The Citizen's Guide to the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) has been prepared by the Government Records Council to help the public understand the requirements of the State of New Jersey's Open Public Records Act (N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.). This guide is intended to familiarize those who want access to public records of their rights and of the responsibilities of public agencies that hold records, but is not to serve as a legal reference.
States' Public Records Laws & Exemptions via Muckrock
a project to track every public records exemption in all 50 states - and provide the information needed to successfully overcome times when information is improperly denied.
NJ U.C.C. Filings Search
Have the option to run a "Certified" or "Non Certified" search by individual, organization, and filing number. If you select the "Cerfified Search" option then the results will show only the individual or corporate name, city (corporation search only) filing date and filing number and give you the option to purchase the full, certified filing. Selecting Non Certified search gives you the same information but the cost of the non-certified copies is significantly cheaper and you have more search options--you can use boolean search operators to pull variations of names (see the Search Manual linked below for examples). The database defaults to displaying only active filings but you can also select the "include lapsed filings" option to view historical informaiton. See the UCC Search Manual for more information: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/dcr/geninfo/uccsrch.shtml
By county. The Public Records Online Directory is a Portal to official state web sites, and those Tax Assessors' and Recorders' offices that have developed web sites for the retrieval of available public records over the internet.
State of NJ Business Records Service
Welcome to the Division of Revenue & Enterprise Services' Business Records Service. Through this service, you will be able to search for information on all types of businesses operating in New Jersey, including business entities like corporations and LLCs, as well as trade names and trade/service marks used by New Jersey businesses. You will be able to obtain standing certificates and status reports on any business on file with the State and obtain copies of filed corporate and LLC documents. Also, you will be able to download lists or abstracts of businesses on file with the State.
Not all of the information filed with county clerks has been digitized and made available online. There are a few databases that make some of that information easily available online. In the absence of information being online, you will have to visit the County Clerk's office to browse through their many property books.
When searching for property records for a specific parcel of land, keep in mind that each new transaction affecting that property (deed transfers, mortgages, mortgage modifications, etc) is going to be recorded with the County Clerk in these books, which means that all of the information for a single property is going to be scattered throughout many books.
NJ County Recording
This site facilitates secured electronic recording of Land Record documents with multiple counties in the State of New Jersey. Use the Records Search link near the top of the page.
Tax Assessment Records Search
Search NJ tax assessment records, by county.
NJ Property Tax List Search
This search engine allows individuals to utilize, view and print assessment records which must be annually submitted to the Division of Taxation. These records are contained in assessment lists filed annually by the Assessor to the County Board of Taxation on or before January 10.
For verifying, supporting, or discrediting facts.
New Jersey Marriage Index
This is a collection of records of marriages that were recorded in New Jersey from 1901-2016.
NJ Department of Health, Vital Statistics
Please note, New Jersey law protects and restricts the release of vital records, as such, vital records are not public records and cannot be searched online.
This website provides information on registering, amending and obtaining copies of vital records (birth, death, marriage) on file in New Jersey.
NJ Professional Licenses
It's always a good idea to make sure that a professional's license is not only up-to-date, but also that there were never any lapses, disciplinary or other matters related to that license. This can help you to verify, support, or discredit facts.
NJ License Verification
Search all professions' licenses via NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
NJ Attorney Index
Search for attorneys who have been admitted to practice in New Jersey, and to obtain information about attorneys, such as date of admission, status to practice law in New Jersey, and county and municipality of the business office of practicing attorneys.
NJ Banking, Insurance, Real Estate License Search
This search can be used to obtain name, mailing address, license reference number, type and status on persons and organizations licensed with the NJ Department of Banking & Insurance.