Atlantic County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The latest crime statistics for Atlantic County show that law enforcement agencies recorded 7,870 crimes in 2016. This represents a 12% dip in overall crime rate compared to the previous year and an 18.8% declined compared to the offense total for 2012. A closer look at the 2016 crime numbers indicates that there were 21 murders, 65 rapes, 399 robberies, and 499 aggravated assaults. Incidences of property crimes include 1,337 burglaries, 5,294 larceny-thefts, and 255 motor vehicle thefts.

The year-on-year crime trend for Atlantic County reveals falling robbery (23%), aggravated assault (9%), burglary (7%), and larceny-theft (13%) rates. On the other hand, murder (5%), rape (14%), and motor vehicle theft (13%) rates went up between 2015 and 2016. The five-year crime trend for the county shows that all of these crimes recorded lower incidences in 2016 compared to 2012. In this period, murder (27.6%), rape (12.2%), robbery (16.6%), aggravated assault (25.4%), burglary (26.3%), larceny-theft (16.5%), and motor vehicle theft (12.7%) rates declined in Atlantic County.

Criminal Records

Criminal history records for Atlantic County are available from the New Jersey State Police. This law enforcement agency individuals and employers to request fingerprint-based background checks through IDEMIA, a live scan fingerprinting vendor. Start by making an appointment with this live scan fingerprinting provider. Do so from www.bioapplicant.com/nj or by calling the toll-free line 1-877-503-5981. When scheduling an appointment by phone, call this line between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. To make an appointment on a Saturday, call between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

The New Jersey State Police provides four different forms for requesting background checks. For a regular criminal history request, download and bring a Form A to the fingerprinting appointment. Bring along a Form B to request a notarized criminal history report. Get a Form C to obtain criminal history records requested by an employer and use Form D if you want the report mailed to the employer.

Each of these forms outlines accepted photo identifications needed to request this service. Come to the appointment with a valid ID and the appropriate fee. The fee for each background check is $42.80. This amount includes vendor (fingerprinting) fee and state sales tax. You can pay with a debit card or one of the major credit cards. Payment with an electronic debit form for debiting a checking account is also accepted.

The Records Department of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office maintains police reports of incidences handled by its officers. To obtain copies of these reports, call 609-909-7200 or visit the Sheriff’s Office at:

4997 Unami Boulevard
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Each of the cities, boroughs, and townships of the county also has its police department. Contact these law enforcement agencies to obtain copies of incident and accident reports for events that occurred within their jurisdictions. Follow the links provided on the Sheriff’s website to visit the online resources of these police departments.

New Jersey Megan’s Law empowers the State Police with maintaining a centralized database of all registered sex offenders living in every county in the state. It also makes this database available to the public on its website. Visit the New Jersey Sex Offender Registry to find Tier 3 (most likely to re-offend) and Tier 2 (moderate risk) offenders living in Atlantic County. Enter street addresses, zip codes, and city names in the county when searching for these offenders. You can also find sex offenders in the county by searching the database by name and email addresses.

The Atlantic County Jail is also called the Gerard L. Gormley Justice Facility. This adult detention facility is located at:

5060 Atlantic Ave.
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 645-5855
Fax: (609) 909-7600

Contact the jail to enquire about inmates incarcerated in the facility and find information about sending money to them.

Court Records

Atlantic County has a Superior Court, a Surrogate’s Court, and 19 Municipal Courts. The Civil and Criminal Divisions of its Superior Court occupy different courthouses. While the Surrogate’s Court sits in the Civil courthouse, it also has an office in Mays Landing. Below are the addresses and contact information of these courts:

Atlantic County Superior Court
Atlantic County Civil Courts Building
1201 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: (609) 402-0100

Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse
4997 Unami Blvd.
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 402-0100

Atlantic County Surrogate's Court
Atlantic County Civil Courthouse
James Curcio, Surrogate/Judge
1201 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: (609) 343-2341
Fax: (609) 343-2197

Mays Landing Criminal Court House
5911 Main Street, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 645-5800 Fax: (609) 645-5805

Atlantic County Municipal Courts
Absecon Municipal Court
500 Mill Road, Absecon, NJ 08201
Phone: (609) 641-0663 ext. 129
Fax: (609) 641-8456

Atlantic City Municipal Court
2715 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: (609) 347-5560

Brigantine Municipal Court
1417 West Brigantine Avenue, Brigantine, NJ 08203
Phone: (609) 266-0440
Fax: (609) 266-6376

Corbin City Municipal Court
2100 Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, NJ 08270
Phone: (609) 628-2011 ext. 235
Fax: (609) 628-2091

Egg Harbor City Municipal Court
500 London Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Phone: (609) 965-0700
Fax: (609) 965-2708

Egg Harbor Township Municipal Court
3515 Bargaintown Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Phone: (609) 926-4195
Fax: (609) 926-4001

Estell Manor Municipal Court
148 Cumberland Avenue, Estell Manor, NJ 08319
Phone: (609) 476-4338
Fax: (609) 476-2289

Folsom Municipal Court
1700 12th Street, Folsom, NJ 08037
Phone: (609) 561-0711
Fax: (609) 561-3559

Galloway Township Municipal Court
300 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205
Phone: (609) 652-3700 ext. 1
Fax: (609) 652-2029

Hamilton Township Municipal Court
6101 13th Street, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 625-6621 Fax: (609) 625-5618

Hammonton Joint Municipal Court
100 Central Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Phone: (609) 567-4300 ext. 3
Fax: (609) 567-5090

Longport Municipal Court
2305 Atlantic Avenue, Longport, NJ 08403
Phone: (609) 823-2731 ext. 112

Margate Municipal Court
9001 Winchester Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402
Phone: (609) 822-1998
Fax: (609) 822-3249

Mullica Township Municipal Court
4528 White Horse Pike, Elwood, NJ 08217
Phone: (609) 561-6696
Fax: (609) 561-3031

Northfield Municipal Court
1600 Shore Road, Northfield, NJ 08225
Phone: (609) 641-2832 ext. 125
Fax: (609) 646-7175

Pleasantville Municipal Court
18 North 1st Street, Pleasantville, NJ 08232
Phone: (609) 484-3661
Fax: (609) 569-1032

Port Republic Municipal Court
City Hall
143 Main Street, Port Republic, NJ 08241
Phone: (609) 652-9321
Fax: (609) 652-1877

Somers Point Municipal Court
1 West New Jersey Avenue, Somers Point, NJ 08244
Phone: (609) 927-9088
Fax: (609) 927-9741

Ventnor City Municipal Court
6201 Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor, NJ 08406
Phone: (609) 823-7906
Fax: (609) 487-3021

The New Jersey Judiciary allows the public to request copies of Municipal Court records as well as the records of the Civil, Criminal, and Family Divisions of the Superior Court. To obtain these records, visit the courthouse where the case was heard. You can also send a completed New Jersey Judiciary Records Request Form to SCCO.Mailbox@njcourts.gov.

The courts charge 5 cents per page for letter size court records and 7 cents per page for legal size ones. There is also a $15 charge for record certification while exemplification costs $50 and triple exemplified records cost $60. Pay in cash when requesting for court records in person. Check and money order are accepted for requests submitted online or by mail. Make these out to Treasurer – State of New Jersey.

Vital Records

The Family Division of the Superior Court maintains all divorce records in Atlantic County. Request for a divorce record like other court records by submitting a completed New Jersey Judiciary Records Request Form by email to SCCO.Mailbox@njcourts.gov. You can also make an in-person request at the office of the Atlantic County Family Division Manager located at:

Atlantic County Civil Courthouse
1201 Bacharach Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

The fee for each Certificate of Divorce is $10. A certified copy of a Final Judgement of Divorce costs $25. Pay these fees in cash when requesting for divorce records in person or with send a check or money order payable to Treasurer – State of New Jersey.

The New Jersey Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry provides birth, death, and marriage records for all the counties in the state. Its vital records cover the last 100 years. Other available records include domestic partnership records from 2004 and civil union records from 2007 to the present.

Request for these vital records from the state’s Vital Records Online Service. Requesters must provide a government-issued photo ID to verify their identity and scanned copies of required documents like proof of relationship. Credit cards are accepted for copy fee payments.