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Gloucester County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Gloucester County Public Records?

The Open Public Records Act describes Gloucester County public records as documents and information regardless of form, generated or maintained in the course of a government agency's official business. All agencies must make these records available for inspection and copying when residents request. The Act, however, specifies records that should be exempt from public disclosure. Some of them include:

  • Records that contain information on crime victims
  • Any record covered by the attorney-client privilege
  • Active criminal investigatory records
  • Records containing technical or administrative details of computer software or hardware, if the disclosure could compromise computer security
  • Surveillance techniques and security measures
  • All records exempt by law

Gloucester County Crime Statistics

The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) publishes annual uniform crime reports as recorded by county law enforcement agencies. The NJSP reported that in 2019, Gloucester County had 2 murders, 23 rape cases, 64 robberies, and 212 assaults. Other reported crimes include 724 burglary incidents and 207 auto thefts. Larceny was the most common crime in the county, with 3,600 reported cases. In 2019, a total of 4,832 crimes were reported in Gloucester County, with a crime rate of 1674.6 offenses per 1,000 persons. The 2019 crime rate is a 4.8% reduction compared to 2018.

Are Gloucester County Criminal Records Public?

Under New Jersey law, Gloucester County criminal records are private records. Entities authorized to contain copies of Gloucester criminal records include the following:

  • A person requesting their own criminal record
  • A government entity for an official purpose such as license, procurement of services, or employment
  • A licensed attorney for use in an active court case
  • A private detective licensed by the New Jersey State Police
  • An individual or entity seeking a criminal record to determine a person's eligibility for employment, volunteer services, or other related performance

Eligible persons may contact the:

Gloucester County Sheriff's Office
2 Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 384-4600

Alternatively, contact the New Jersey State Police for statewide criminal records.

How to Obtain Gloucester County Police Reports and Arrest Records

To obtain a Gloucester County arrest record or police report, requesters must contact the police department in the locality where the arrest or incident occurred. Requesting a Gloucester arrest record requires describing the record and providing incident details. The requestor should know the arrested person's name, the incident location, and the date. Residents may also contact the Sheriff's Office for information on countywide police reports or arrest records at:

Gloucester County Sheriff's Office
2 Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 384-4600

How to Find Gloucester County Sex Offender Information

The New Jersey State Police maintains an online sex offender registry with records of registered sex offenders in the state. To find Gloucester County sex offenders, search by name, area, city, and compliance. The registry displays extensive information on each offender, including a full name, aliases, registration number, physical description, and address. Available information also includes the offender's risk level, offense information, and a booking photograph.

The NJSP's sex offender registry also allows interested Gloucester County residents to register for email alerts. Registered persons will receive emails about select offenders, or be notified when an offender registers in the requestor's area.

How to Find Gloucester County Inmate Records

The Gloucester County Sheriff's Office does not provide an online database of inmates. Also, inmates are not held within the county. The location of an inmate may vary depending on the person's gender and classification, as well as arrest and processing details. If these details are unknown, contact the Sheriff's Office for more information:

Gloucester County Sheriff's Office
2 Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 384-4600

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Gloucester County Jail?

Gloucester County arrestees are taken to the Salem County Correctional Facility pending processing and classification. After processing, the inmates may be classified into the Salem County Correctional Facility or into facilities in other counties. For visitation information, interested persons are advised to contact one of the facilities listed below. Male offenders may be transported to one of the following facilities:

Female offenders may be incarcerated in one of the following:

Court Records

Gloucester County has two Superior Court locations, one Surrogate's Court, and several Municipal Courts in other parts of the county. The Superior Court has general jurisdiction over all county cases, while the Surrogate's Court's authority covers probate and related matters. Municipal Courts hear some criminal cases, felony preliminary hearings, municipal or county ordinance violations, and traffic law cases. Gloucester County courts provide public access to court records.

Locations of Courts in Gloucester County

Gloucester County Superior Court
Gloucester County Justice Complex
70 Hunter Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 878-5050

Gloucester County Superior Court
Gloucester County Courthouse
1 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 878-5050

Gloucester County Surrogate's Court
17 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 853-3282

Deptford Township Municipal Court
1011 Cooper Street
Deptford, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 686-2230
Fax: (856) 845-6179

East Greenwich (Woodbury) Joint Municipal Court
159 Democrat Road
Mickleton, NJ 08056
Phone: (856) 423-3010

Elk Township Joint Municipal Court
667 Whig Lane Road
Monroeville, NJ 08343
Phone: (856) 881-6631
Fax: (856) 863-9421

Franklin Joint Municipal Court
1571 Delsea Drive
Franklinville, NJ 08322
Phone: (856) 694-1661
Fax: (856) 694-2192

Glassboro Municipal Court
1 South Main Street
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Phone: (856) 881-0383
Fax: (856) 881-8253

Greenwich Township Municipal Court
21 North Walnut Street
Gibbstown, NJ 08027
Phone: (856) 423-0113
Fax: (856) 224-0283

Harrison Township Municipal Court
Harrison Township Municipal Building
114 Bridgeton Pike
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Phone: (856) 478-4049
Fax: (856) 478-9802

Logan Township Municipal Court
125 Main Street
Bridgeport, NJ 08014
Phone: (856) 467-3425
Fax: (856) 467-5016

Mantua Joint Municipal Court
Township Justice Center
405 Main Street
Mantua, NJ 08051
Phone: (856) 468-3078
Fax: (856) 468-3823

Monroe Township Municipal Court
125 Virginia Avenue
Williamstown, NJ 08094
Phone: (856) 728-9800, extension 500

Paulsboro Municipal Court
1211 Delaware Street
Paulsboro, NJ 08066
Phone: (856) 423-3888
Fax: (856) 423-4787

South Harrison Municipal Court
114 Bridgeton Pike
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Phone: (856) 478-4049
Fax: (856) 478-9802

Washington Township Municipal Court
1 McClure Drive
Sewell, NJ 08080
Phone: (856) 589-0546
Fax: (856) 582-6917

West Deptford Township Municipal Court
400 Crown Point Road
Thorofare, NJ 08086
Phone: (856) 845-0120, extension 115
Phone: (856) 384-3065

Westville Municipal Court
114 Crown Point Road
Westville, NJ 08093
Phone: (856) 456-0066
Fax: (856) 456-1040

Woolwich Joint Municipal Court
120 Village Green Drive
Woolwich Township, NJ 08085
Phone: (856) 467-1555, extension 2100
Fax: (856) 467-9291

Are Gloucester County Court Records Public?

Gloucester County court records are public records. In compliance with the New Jersey Court Rule 1:38, the general public has a right to access all court records created or maintained in the county. Although most records are accessible, Rule 1:38 specifies certain exceptions. Some inaccessible court records include:

  • Jury questionnaires
  • Records related to child sexual abuse cases
  • Expunged records
  • Drug court records
  • Victim statements not on record at a public court proceeding
  • Grand jury proceedings
  • Most family division records

Can You Look up a Gloucester County Court Case Online?

The New Jersey Judiciary provides online access to Gloucester County court records via an online portal. For civil records, use the Civil Case Jacket Public Access to search for cases by docket number, party name, and judgment. The docket number and judgment searches allow the requestor to select Gloucester from the case county menu. For the name search, enter a related individual's last and first names or a business name. Obtainable information includes a filing date, docket text, transaction ID, disposition date, venue, case type, and case status.

To search criminal cases, enter a litigant's name, indictment/accusation number, or CDR number. The criminal record search displays the person's name, birthplace and year, physical description, FBI number, and SBI number. As part of a case list, the platform also displays the case information, including charge details, disposition date, and sentence date. Note that court case information obtainable online may be limited.

How to Obtain Gloucester County Court Case Records

Copies of public Gloucester County court records are requestable from the Superior Court Clerk's Office. To obtain a Gloucester court record, send a completed records request form. Fill the form with the case name and docket, complaint, or ticket number. If no number is available, especially for criminal and municipal cases, fill the form with additional details. These details should include the defendant's name, aliases, birth date, and social security number. Requestors should also add indictment and arrest information, as well as the court's sentencing date. Each record costs 5 cents per letter-sized page and 7 cents per legal-sized page. Send the form to:

Gloucester County Superior Court
Gloucester County Justice Complex
70 Hunter Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 878-5050

Gloucester County Superior Court
Gloucester County Courthouse
1 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 878-5050

Requestors may also send complete forms to Municipal Courts.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

What are Gloucester County Vital Records?

Gloucester County vital records contain information on county births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. These records are created and maintained by government agencies that make copies available to requestors. Under New Jersey law, Gloucester County vital records are not public.

Where and How to Obtain Gloucester County Divorce Records?

The Clerk of Superior Court maintains records of divorces completed in the county. To obtain a Gloucester County divorce decree, send a written request to the courthouse. Ensure that the request contains information such as both parties' full names, divorce date, and final judgment details. Interested persons may either send written requests or visit the courthouse in person. Requestors may be charged varying fees to obtain copies of records.

Gloucester County Superior Court
Gloucester County Justice Complex
70 Hunter Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 878-5050

Gloucester County Superior Court
Gloucester County Courthouse
1 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 878-5050

Where and How to Get Gloucester County Marriage Records

Persons seeking Gloucester County marriage may query the New Jersey Department of Health. Marriage records are requestable by mail, online, or in person. Access is restricted to the following persons:

  • The person named on the record
  • A parent, legal representative, or legal guardian
  • A spouse, civil union partner, domestic partner, sibling, grandchild, or child of legal age
  • Any person requesting with a court order granting access

The New Jersey Department of Health keeps records of all marriages since 1919. To request a Gloucester marriage record by mail, fill the vital record application by completing the marriage section. The form requires both spouses' names and the date of the event. The first copy of a Gloucester County marriage certificate costs a $25 search fee, including a resulting record if found. Each additional copy of the same record costs $2 if ordered simultaneously. Mail requests are payable by checks or money orders made out to the "Treasurer, State of NJ." Send the application with payment, proof of relationship to the person named on the record, and a copy of a government-issued ID to:

New Jersey Department of Health
Vital Statistics and Registry
P.O. Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370

If the exact location of the marriage is known, residents may also send requests to a Gloucester County Registrar or visit in person.

Where and How to Find Gloucester County Birth Records

The New Jersey Department of Health maintains records of all births in the state. Gloucester County birth records are not public and are accessible only to the following:

  • The subject of the record
  • A spouse, civil union or domestic partner, child, sibling, or grandchild of legal age
  • A parent, legal guardian, or legal representative
  • Any person requesting after obtaining a court order

To obtain Gloucester birth certificates, complete the application form with the subject's name, place and date of birth, both parents' full names, and the subject's new name if there was a name change. The first copy costs a record and search fee of $25. If requested at the same time, additional copies cost $2 each. Payment is accepted by money order or a check payable to "Treasurer, State of NJ." Enclose the application and payment with a copy of a government-issued ID and proof of a relationship with the subject of the record. Send the request to:

New Jersey Department of Health
Vital Statistics and Registry
P.O. Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370

Alternatively, send requests to the Gloucester County Registrar in the borough or township of birth, or visit in person.

Where and How to Find Gloucester County Death Records

Interested persons may obtain copies of Gloucester County death records from the New Jersey Department of Health. Record seeker will need to fill the death section of the vital record application with the decedent's name, place of death, date of death, and parent's names. Access to Gloucester death certificates is restricted to the decedent's immediate family members, legal guardians or representatives, and anyone with a court order.

Each Gloucester County death certificate costs $25 for the first copy and $2 for each additional copy ordered along with the first. Payments are accepted via checks or money orders made out to "Treasurer, State of NJ''. To obtain a Gloucester County death record, enclose the application, payment, a copy of a government-issued ID, and proof of a relationship to the person named on the record. Requesters may visit the Gloucester County Registrar death took place or send the request to:

New Jersey Department of Health
Vital Statistics and Registry
P.O. Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370