Hudson County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Arrest Records

Hudson County recorded a total of 12,824 crimes in 2016, the most recent year with a complete set of crime data. Compared to the previous year, overall crime rate dropped by 1%. With 1,192 incidences, aggravated assault was the most prevalent violent crime in the county in 2016. There were also 30 murders, 136 rapes, and 878 robberies in the same period. Property crime incidences include 1,657 burglaries, 7,859 larceny-thefts, and 1,072 motor vehicle thefts.

A quick analysis of the year-on-year crime trend in Hudson County reveals that robbery (3%) and larceny (2%) rates increased between 2015 and 2016. Murder (6%), aggravated assault (8%), and motor vehicle theft (1%) saw modest declines while rape (11%) and burglary (11%) recorded double-digit reduction.

There were seven murder arrests in Hudson County in 2016 while 23 people were booked for rape. Robbery accounted for 382 arrests and aggravated assault was the cause of 697 arrests. The crime with the highest number of arrests in 2016 was larceny-theft with 1,247 separate bookings. Burglary brought in 361 arrestees while motor vehicle theft accounted for 26.

Criminal Records

In accordance with Megan’s Law, sex offenders are required to register with local authorities in the state of New Jersey. The State Police maintains a central database of registered sex offenders and make this resource publicly available online. Visit the New Jersey Sex Offender Registry to find registered offenders living in Hudson County. Use the Name Search function to find individual offenders by name. The tool also allow users to search by offenders’ internet names and email addresses. Restrict your search to areas in Hudson County by specifying a city, zip code, or street address.

The main correctional facility in the county is the Hudson County Jail operated by the Department of Corrections. The county jail does not post a daily or weekly roster of detained individuals or provide an online inmate locator tool. To find an inmate or request for inmate records, contact the facility by calling (201) 395-5600.

Court Records

The Judicial System of Hudson County includes two local courts, multiple Municipal Courts, and a Surrogate’s Court. Records for all Hudson County Courts except the Surrogate’s Court are available online on the New Jersey Courts web portal. Follow the different links on the Public/Media page to access the records of various court divisions. Look for civil case documents in the eCourt Civil Case Jacket and find criminal case records on the Convictions and Judgements portals.

The Surrogate’s Court in Hudson County is responsible for appointing representatives for estates. This duty includes probating wills and approving guardianship for minors. The website of the Surrogate’s Court hosts a searchable Estate Index Database. Use it to find Hudson County property records dating back to 1980.

Public Record

The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry of the New Jersey Department of Health issues birth, marriage, and death certificates for Hudson County. It provides copies of these vital records dating back to 1919. Civil union records from 2007 to date and domestic union records from 2004 to date are also available.

Residents of Hudson County can order for these vital records online via the Department of Health’s Vital Records Online Service webpage. The fee for providing this service is $5 and payable by credit and debit cards. Include a $5 charge when requesting for authenticated records and a $12 mailing fee to have ordered copies delivered by UPS.

It is also possible to request copies of Hudson County vital records in person. Simply visit one of the local Vital Records Offices in the county. Choose the one situated in the municipality where the birth, death, marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership was recorded. Here are the contact information of the various Vital Records Registrars in Hudson County:

Bayonne City
Michael McKittrick
Municipal Building
630 Avenue C
Bayonne, NJ 07002
Phone: (201) 858-6134
Fax: (201) 858-6111

East Newark Borough
Robert B. Knapp
34 Sherman Avenue
Borough Hall
East Newark, NJ 07029
Phone: (973) 481-2902
Fax: (973) 481-0627

Guttenberg Town
Johanna Fermaint
Town Hall
6808 Park Ave.
Guttenberg, NJ 07093
Phone: (201) 868-2315 x 179
Fax: 201-868-9332

Harrison Town
Joan I. Woods
Town Hall
318 Harrison Avenue
Harrison, NJ 07029
Phone: (973) 268-2436
Fax: (973) 482-2101

Hoboken City
Dawn Delorenzo
Hoboken Vital Records
124 Grand Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 420-2040
Fax: (201) 420-2052

Jersey City
Robert Byrne
280 Grove Street, Room 118
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 547-5150 or 5151
Fax: (201) 547-5461

Kearny Town
Mariela Irizarry
Health Center
645 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032
Phone:

North Bergen Township
Bella Kalpouzos
1116 43rd Street 2nd Floor
North Bergen, NJ 07047
Phone: 201-392-2050

Secaucus Town
Marie Eck
Marriages, Deaths occurring
Sept 1, 2006 to Present
1203 Paterson Plank Rd
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Phone: (201) 330-2020
Fax: (201) 617-5952

Union City
Carlos H. Vallejo
City Hall
3715 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: 201-348-5733
Fax: 201-271-9374

Weehawken Township
George Kallert
Municipal Building
400 Park Avenue
Weehawken, NJ 07086
Phone: (201) 319-6024
Fax: (201) 866-8763

West New York Town
Maria Alvarez
Health Center
428 60th Street, Rm 30
West New York, NJ 07093
Phone: (201) 295-5074
Fax: (201) 295-0769