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Hudson County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Hudson County Public Records?

According to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, Hudson County public records are any information generated or received by a government agency, commission, officer, or authority in the course of official business. Hudson public records may include information contained in written or printed books, papers, drawings, maps, photographs, and plans. However, some records are restricted from public view. A few of these include:

  • Records of a criminal investigation
  • Records of the victim of the crime
  • Proprietary commercial or financial information and trade secrets
  • Any record obtained under attorney-client privilege
  • Administrative and technical information concerning computer hardware, software, and network, that would potentially jeopardize the computer’s security if disclosed
  • Information which a court order makes confidential
  • Medical examiner records
  • Building security information
  • Correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports or any other communication prepared by, or for, the specific use of a member of the Legislature in the course of the member’s official duties
  • Personal identifying information
  • Other confidential records

Hudson County Crime Statistics

The New Jersey State Police provides annual Hudson County crime statistics. According to data for 2019, Hudson County recorded 13,737 crimes, consisting of 2,275 violent crimes and 11,098 property crimes. The violent crimes reported included 17 murders, 150 rapes, 694 robberies, and 1,414 aggravated assaults. The property crimes reported included 1,505 burglaries, 8,487 larcenies, and 1,106 motor vehicle thefts. Compared to the reported crimes in 2018, there was an increase in total crimes. There was an increase in rape (6%), aggravated assault (17%), and larcenies (2%). There was a decrease in murder (23%), robbery (8%), burglary (9%), and motor vehicle theft (3%).

Are Hudson County Criminal Records Public?

Access to Hudson County criminal records is determined by eligibility. Criminal records can only be viewed by the named registrants, law enforcement agents, and other authorized persons for employment purposes. The New Jersey State Police maintains Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) for all of New Jersey, including Hudson County. Qualified persons can obtain the records through either name-based or fingerprint checks.

Interested persons can make fingerprint or name-based checks by following the instructions on the New Jersey CHRI page. The name-based check costs $20. Payment can be made by debit or credit card. If the check is being performed by an employer, it requires the consent of the record subject. Further inquiries regarding the process should be directed to the New Jersey State Police Criminal Information Unit at:

New Jersey State Police
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628
Phone: (609) 882-2000, extension 2918
Email: CIU@gw.njsp.org

Interested persons may also contact the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office for information on obtaining Hudson criminal records at:

Hudson County Sheriff Office
Administration Building
595 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
Phone: (201) 369-4330
Fax: (201) 369-4336
Email : info@hudsoncountysheriff.org

How to Obtain Hudson County Police Reports and Arrest Records?

The Office of the Hudson County Sheriff maintains Hudson County arrest records and police reports. Residents can obtain copies of the records by contacting the Office at:

Hudson County Sheriff Office
Administration Building
595 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
Phone: (201) 369-4330
Fax: (201) 369-4336
Email : info@hudsoncountysheriff.org

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Hudson County?

The New Jersey State Police maintains an online New Jersey Sex Offender Registry. The registry is a database of all registered sex offenders within New Jersey. Hudson County residents can search the registry to find sex offenders living around them. The online registry allows users to search for sex offenders by name or email address. Users can also perform location-based searches with street addresses or zip codes. A location-based search will show all the registered sex offenders around that area. The registry also allows users to find sex offenders that are non-complaint.

The registry provides information on the sex offenders such as their pictures, names, addresses, offenses, and physical descriptions. The online database provides an email notification tool. Hudson County residents can sign up to get notified by mail when a sex offender moves intno their neighborhood.

How to Find Hudson County Inmate Records?

Persons who wish to find Hudson County inmate records can contact the Hudson County Correctional Center at:

Hudson County Correctional Center
30-35 South Hackensack Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032-4690
Phone: (201) 395-5600

The requester may be required to provide identifying information about the inmate they are searching for.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Hudson County Jail?

Interested persons may visit inmates at the Hudson County Correctional Center. Visitors are expected to abide by the visitation rules, which include:

  • No cigarettes or smoking materials are allowed
  • Visitors should be dressed appropriately, and should not wear provocative or revealing clothes
  • Visitors should not exchange items with an inmate
  • No attire that may be used as a weapon should be worn, including jewelry

Intending visitors should login and register their visit beforehand. The Correction Facility is at:

Hudson County Correctional Center
30-35 South Hackensack Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032-4690
Phone: (201) 395-5600

Court Records

Hudson County court records are documents containing information on the cases heard by courts within the County. Hudson’s court system includes Superior Courts, a Surrogate Court, and Municipal Courts. The Superior Courts have general criminal and civil jurisdiction, and they usually handle cases outside the jurisdiction of other courts in the County. The Surrogate Court has jurisdiction over uncontested probate cases, like appointing a minor’s guardian, appointing administrators of estates and personal representatives, and admitting wills to probate. The Municipal Courts hear some criminal cases. The records of cases heard by the court are available to the public. Under New Jersey State Law, the court records are:

  • Any order, judgment, opinion, or decree made by a court in relation to judicial proceedings
  • Information kept by the court in connection to any case, irrespective of the form the information is stored
  • Official recordings or transcripts of public judicial proceedings
  • Information stored in a case management system on a computer, where the information is created in connection with a case
  • Records created or kept by a surrogate as a judicial officer

Location of Courts in Hudson County

Superior Courts in Essex County

Hudson County Superior Court
Hudson County Administration Building
595 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 748-4400

Hudson County Superior Court
William J. Brennan Courthouse
583 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 748-4400

Surrogate’s Courts in Essex County

Hudson County Surrogate's Court
William J. Brennan Courthouse
583 Newark Avenue
First Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 795-6378
Fax: (201) 795-5488

Municipal Courts in Essex County

Bayonne Municipal Court
630 Avenue C
Bayonne, NJ 07002
Phone: (201) 858-6934

East Newark Municipal Court
34 Sherman Avenue
East Newark, NJ 07029
Phone: (973) 481-2902

Guttenberg Municipal Court
6808 Park Avenue
Guttenberg, NJ 07093
Phone: (201) 868-3360

Harrison Municipal Court
318 Harrison Avenue
Harrison, NJ 07029
Phone: (973) 268-2453
Fax: (973) 482-9567

Hoboken Municipal Court
100 Newark Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 420-2120
Fax: (201) 420-2138

Jersey City Municipal Court
Lewis S. McRae Justice Complex
365 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 209-6700
Fax: (201) 459-0951

Kearny Municipal Court
404 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032
Phone: (201) 955-7410
Fax: (201) 997-1980

North Bergen Municipal Court
4225 Bergen Turnpike
North Bergen, NJ 07047
Phone: (201) 392-2126
Fax: (201) 330-7299

Secaucus Municipal Court
1203 Paterson Plank Road
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Phone: (201) 330-2065
Fax: (201) 319-9024

Union City Municipal Court
3715 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: (201) 392-3691

Weehawken Municipal Court
400 Park Avenue
2nd Floor
Weehawken, NJ 07086
Phone: (201) 319-6030
Fax: (201) 866-6850

West New York Municipal Court
428 60th Street
West New York, NJ 07093
Phone: (201) 295-5185

Are Hudson County Court Records Public?

Hudson County court records are generally public. Interested persons can make requests to see the records and to obtain copies of the records. However, some records are only available to limited persons. These include:

  • Records that have been sealed by a court order
  • Records that are confidential
  • Internal records
  • Records of proceedings to appoint a guardian for a minor
  • Records of a family court proceedings
  • Records of alternative dispute resolution proceedings

Can you look up a Hudson County Court Case Online?

Hudson court records are available online. Interested persons can use the online portal to search for records of court cases. Records of civil cases can be accessed on the eCourt Civil Case Jacket. Using the portal requires the user to login. Criminal court records are available on the Convictions and Judgements portals. Users can search for the case records with the name of a party, the accusations, or the CDR number. Interested persons can also search through Judgement Liens and Tax Court Cases.

How to Obtain Hudson County Civil Court Case Records?

Hudson County civil court records can be obtained either online or through a written request for copies of the records. Interested persons can search for Hudson civil case records online with the eCourt Civil Case Jacket on the New Jersey Courts website. Interested persons may also contact the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for some civil case records at:

Superior Court Clerk’s Office
R.J. Hughes Justice Complex
25 West Market Street
Sixth Floor North Wing
Trenton, NJ 08611
P.O. Box 971
Trenton, NJ 08625-0971 (messenger service)
Phone: (609) 421-6100
Fax: (609) 292-6564
Email: Scco.Mailbox@njcourts.gov
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Superior Court Clerk’s Office maintains active records of statewide judgment lien cases and foreclosure close records. The Office also maintains closed archived records of civil cases, divorce cases, foreclosure cases, general equity cases, and statewide judgment liens. The local courthouse that decided the case should be contacted for other civil case records. Certified copies of the records cost $15 each, with an additional $10 if the Court’s seal is placed on the copy. Payment can be made by checks or money orders made payable to the Treasurer, State of New Jersey. Requests by mail should include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

How to Obtain Hudson County Criminal Court Records?

Hudson County criminal court records are available to the general public. Interested persons can search for criminal court records through the Convictions and Judgements portals. Physical requests may also be made to the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for criminal cases heard by the Criminal Division of the Superior Court. Each certified copy of the records costs $15, with an extra $10 if the Court’s seal is placed on the copy. Payments can be by checks or money order, made payable to the Treasurer, the State of New Jersey. A self-addressed stamped envelope should be included in the request. The request can be made at:

Superior Court Clerk’s Office
R.J. Hughes Justice Complex
25 W. Market Street
Sixth Floor North Wing
Trenton, NJ 08611
P.O. Box 971
Trenton, NJ 08625-0971 (messenger service)
Phone: (609) 421-6100
Fax: (609) 292-6564
Email: Scco.Mailbox@njcourts.gov
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Physical requests may also be made to the clerk of the courthouse that determined the case. The requester would have to pay the applicable fees.

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

What are Hudson County Vital Records?

Hudson County vital records are official documents that contain certain events that occur within the county. These events include births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. The records are available to qualified persons who wish to obtain copies of the records. The Hudson County Superior Court Clerk issues divorce records. The New Jersey Department of Health issues birth, death, and marriage records from 1919 till date. Requesters may need to complete request forms, pay the applicable fees, and provide a valid ID to obtain the records. Access to the records is usually restricted to the registrant, the registrant’s close relatives, and other lawfully authorised persons. Here is a complete list of local registrars in the County:

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

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

Guttenberg Town
Town Hall
6808 Park Avenue
Guttenberg, NJ 07093
Phone: (201) 868-2315
Fax: (201) 868-9332

Harrison Town
Town Hall
318 Harrison Avenue
Harrison, NJ 07029
Phone: (973) 268-2444
Fax: (973) 482-2101

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

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

Kearny Town
50 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032
Phone: (201) 997-0600 x3503
Fax: (201) 997-9703

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

Secaucus Town
1203 Paterson Plank Rd
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Phone: (201) 330-2020
Fax: (201) 617-5952

Union City
City Hall
3715 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: (201) 348-5731
Fax: (201) 392-3607

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

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

Where and How to Obtain Hudson County Divorce Records?

The Superior Court of New Jersey Records Center maintains Hudson County divorce records. A Hudson divorce certificate costs $10 to obtain, while the copy of the judgment in the divorce case is $25. The persons making the request may also pay $10 for the court’s seal. Payment can be made by money order or check made payable to the Treasurer, State of New Jersey. In-person requesters can pay cash. The requester would need to provide the County the divorce took place and the year it was filed while making the request.

To obtain a copy of Hudson divroce records or divorce certificate, the Record Request Form should be filled and sent with payment and a self-addressed envelope to:

Superior Court Clerk’s Office
R.J. Hughes Justice Complex
25 W. Market Street
Sixth Floor North Wing
Trenton, NJ 08611
Trenton, NJ 08625-0971 (messenger service)

P.O. Box 971
Phone: (609) 421-6100
Fax: (609) 292-6564
Email: Scco.Mailbox@njcourts.gov
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where and How to Get Public Hudson County Marriage Records?

The New Jersey Department of Health maintains Hudson County marriage records. Interested persons can obtain copies of the records by completing the Application for Certified Copy of Vital Record. The Application should be submitted with a valid ID and evidence of a close familial relationship with one of the registrants to:

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

Requests can also be made online for Hudson County marriage certificates. Interested persons should use the Department of Health’s Vital Records Online Service webpage. The service has a $5 charge fee for each record and another $5 charge for each record found. There is a $12 charge for mailing the copies of the records ordered by UPS.

Interested persons may also contact the local registrars to obtain copies of Hudson marriage records. The fee may vary based on the municipality.

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Hudson County?

There are no confidential marriage records in Hudson County. Interested persons can contact the local registrars to obtain copies of Hudson marriage records. The fee may vary based on the municipality.

Where and How to Find Hudson County Birth Records?

The New Jersey Department of Health maintains Hudson County birth records. Copies of the records are available to persons who are eligible to obtain them. Eligible persons include the adult registrant, close relatives of the registrant, and other persons authorized by law. Requests can be made by filling the Application for Certified Copy of Vital Record and submitting it with a copy of a valid ID, payment, and evidence of a qualifying relationship with the registrant to:

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

Interested persons can also make requests for Hudson County birth certificates with the Online Service webpage of the Department of Health’s Vital Records Office. There is a $5 charge for each copy of a record, a $5 authentication fee, and a $12 fee for mailing copies of the record by UPS. Requests for copies of Hudson birth records can also be made at the local registrar’s office.

Where and How to Find Hudson County Death Records?

The New Jersey Department of Health maintains Hudson County death records. Interested persons who are qualified can make requests for copies of the records. The qualified persons include the registrant’s close relative, a legal representative, and other persons authorized by law to obtain the records. Requesters should complete the Application for Certified Copy of Vital Record. The request should be submitted with a copy of a valid ID, evidence of a qualifying relationship with the registrant, and payment. Payments can be made by check or money order made payable to the Treasurer, State of New Jersey. The request should be made to:

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

Requests for copies of Hudson death records can be made online through the Online Service webpage of the Department of Health’s Vital Records Office. The requester would need to pay a $5 charge for each copy of a record, a $5 authentication fee, and a $12 fee for mailing copies of the record by UPS.

Requests for Hudson County death records can also be made to the local registrar’s office.