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Morris County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

Morris County recorded no murder in 2016, the most recent year with a complete set of crime statistics provided by the New Jersey State Police. Violent crime figures for that year also include 44 rapes, 112 robberies, and 170 aggravated assaults. There were 704 burglaries, 3,183 larceny thefts, and 180 motor vehicle thefts in the county in 2016.

The five-year crime trend for Morris County indicates that rape and robbery rates jumped by 15.8% and 7.7% respectively. There were 2 murders in 2012 while aggravated assault rate dipped by 19.4%. The county recorded declining property crime rates between 2012 and 2016. Robbery, larceny theft, and motor vehicle theft rates fell by 38.5%, 17.3%, and 11.8% respectively.

Criminal Records

The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) provides criminal history records for all the counties in the state. To request for a background check, bring a completed Universal Fingerprint Form A (or a Universal Fingerprint Form B if you want a notarized criminal record) to an IDEMIA appointment. IDEMIA is a third-party agency that provides live scan fingerprinting services for the NJSP. Schedule an appointment with IDEMIA via this website, www.bioapplicant.com/nj or call this toll-free line, (877) 503-5981, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Make an appointment on Saturday by calling between 8:00 a.m. and 12 noon. The feefor this service $40.66 plus $10 vendor fee and state tax for this service.

Offense and accident reports are available from the various Records Department/Bureau of the police departments in the different towns and boroughs of Morris County. To obtain criminal justice reports that qualify as public records, send a completed OPRA Form to the law enforcement agency called to the scene of the crime or accident. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office accepts OPRA requests faxed to (973) 829-8155, emailed to MCSOOPRA@co.morris.nj.us or mailed to:

Custodian of Records
Morris County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963-0900

By New Jersey law, the State Police is responsible for maintaining a registry of sex offenders living in all counties of the state. The duties of the NJSP also include making the New Jersey Sex Offender Registry available and searchable online. To find registered sex offenders living, working, and attending school in Morris County, search the New Jersey Sex Offender Registry by name, city, zip code, and street address.

The Morris County Correctional Facility is the only jail in the county. It has an inmate capacity of 524 and is located at 43 John Street, Morristown, NJ. Friends and families can deposit money into inmates’ accounts by mailing or hand-delivering money orders made payable to those inmates. There is also a provision to send money to inmates via telephone, the internet, and the lobby kiosk at the facility. Access Corrections, a third-party payment processor for jails, manages these alternative payment methods. To use its services to send funds to an inmate in the Morris County Correctional Facility, call the tool-free line, (866) 345-1884, or visit www.accesscorrections.com. You may also come to the lobby kiosk between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. every day to deposit cash or pay with MasterCard and Visa.

Court Records

Morris County has one Superior Court, one Surrogate’s Court, and 32 Municipal Courts. The Superior Court administers all of the courts in Morris and Sussex Counties while Municipal Courts are the primary trial courts in the towns and boroughs of Morris County. The Surrogate’s Court is only involved in the probate of Wills and adoption proceedings.

Here are the contact information for all the courts in Morris County:

Morris County Superior Court
Morris County Courthouse
56 Washington Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 656-4000

Morris County Surrogate Court
10 Court Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 285-6500
Fax: (973) 829-8599

Boonton Municipal Court
3333 Route 46 East, Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: (973) 263-4290 ext. 1
Fax: (973) 402-5641

Boonton Township Municipal Court
155 Powerville Road, Boonton Township, NJ 07005
Phone: (973) 402-4006
Fax: (973) 402-4013

Borough of Madison Joint Municipal Court
Hartley Dodge Memorial Building
50 Kings Road, Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: (973) 593-3026
Fax: (973) 593-3029

Butler Municipal Court
1 Ace Road, Butler, NJ 07405
Phone: (973) 838-0559

Chester Borough Municipal Court
50 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: (908) 879-3660 ext. 2126
Fax: (908) 879-3140

Chester Township Municipal Court
1 Parker Road, Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: (908) 879-5100 ext. 816
Fax: (908) 879-1837

Denville Township Municipal Court
1 Saint Mary's Place, Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: (973) 625-8300 ext. 2
Fax: (973) 625-0241

Dover - Victory Gardens Shared Municipal Court
37 North Sussex Street, Dover, NJ 07801
Phone: (973) 366-2200 ext. 1137
Fax: (973) 989-1526

Dover - Victory Gardens Shared Municipal Court
37 North Sussex Street, Dover, NJ 07801
Phone: (973) 366-2200 ext. 1137
Fax: (973) 989-1526

East Hanover Municipal Court
1000 Route 10 West, Whippany, NJ 07981
Phone: (973) 428-2519
Fax: (973) 515-3773

Florham Park Municipal Court
111 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932
Phone: (973) 410-5324
Fax: (973) 410-5329

Hanover Township Municipal Court
1000 Route 10 West, Whippany, NJ 07981
Phone: (973) 428-2519
Fax: (973) 515-3773

Jefferson Township Municipal Court
1033 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
Phone: (973) 208-6129
Fax: (973) 208-7532

Kinnelon Municipal Court
130 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon, NJ 07405
Phone: (973) 838-7644
Fax: (973) 838-9161

Lincoln Park Municipal Court
34 Chapel Hill Road, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
Phone: (973) 694-6100 ext. 2067
Fax: (973) 270-2070

Long Hill Township Municipal Court
915 Valley Road, Gillette, NJ 07933
Phone: (908) 647-8369
Fax: (908) 647-4012

Mendham Borough Municipal Court
50 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: (908) 879-3660 ext. 2126
Fax: (908) 879-3140

Mendham Township Municipal Court
1 Parker Road, Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: (908) 879-5100 ext. 816
Fax: (908) 879-1837

Montville Township Municipal Court
360 Route 202, Suite 2, Montville, NJ 07045
Phone: (973) 335-1022
Fax: (973) 335-8941

Morris Plains Municipal Court
531 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Phone: (973) 538-4019

Morristown Municipal Court
200 South Street, P.O. Box 150, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 292-6687
Fax: (973) 292-6748

Mount Olive Township Municipal Court
204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, P.O. Box 450, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
Phone: (973) 691-0900 ext. 7242
Fax: (973) 691-0288

Mountain Lakes Municipal Court
1 St. Mary's Place, Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: (973) 625-8300 ext. 2
Fax: (973) 625-0241

Netcong Municipal Court
204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, P.O. Box 450, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
Phone: (973) 691-0900
Fax: (973) 691-0288

Parsippany-Troy Hills Municipal Court
3333 Route 46 East, Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: (973) 263-4290 ext. 1
Fax: (973) 402-5641

Pequannock Township Municipal Court
530 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
Phone: (973) 835-5700 ext. 114
Fax: (973) 835-0435

Randolph Township Municipal Court
502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869
Phone: (973) 989-7054
Fax: (973) 989-1496

Riverdale Municipal Court
91 Newark Pompton Turnpike, P.O. Box 6, Riverdale, NJ 07457
Phone: (973) 835-1013
Fax: (973) 835-5287

Rockaway Borough Municipal Court
3333 Route 46 East, Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: (973) 263-4290 ext. 1
Fax: (973) 402-5641

Rockaway Township Municipal Court
65 Mount Hope Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866
Phone: (973) 627-9000

Roxbury Township Municipal Court
1715 Route 46 West, Ledgewood, NJ 07852
Phone: (973) 448-2033

Washington Township Municipal Court
43 Schooley's Mountain Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853
Phone: (908) 876-3852
Fax: (908) 876-0058

The New Jersey Courts systems maintains electronic records of all the Superior and Municipal Courts in the state including the ones in Morris County. Members of the public can request for these court records by submitting a completed Records Request Form by email to SCCO.Mailbox@njcourts.gov. Records made available to the public include civil, criminal, family, and municipal case documents. Requesters can arrange to have copies of court records delivered by by email, regular mail, fax, and pick-up. They may also request for these records by visiting the courthouses where those cases were heard.

There is 5 cents per page copy fee for letter size pages of court records while legal size ones have a per page fee of 7 cents. Include $10 to have a Court Seal on the copy requested. Record Certification costs $15 per copy while Exemplification costs $50 plus copy fees. The fee for a Triple Exemplified copy is $60.

You can pay for these fees by cash (only for in-person pick-ups), checks and money orders. Make the checks and money orders payable to Treasurer – State of New Jersey.

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Vital Records

Divorce records for Morris County are available from the Superior Court and released by the New Jersey Superior Court Clerk. To request for copies of your divorce record, send a completed Records Request Form to SCCO.Mailbox@njcourts.gov. You have to provide the docket number of the divorce case to make record retrieval easier. The Customer Service Unit of the Clerk’s Office can provide this information. Simply call (609) 421-6100 to ask. The Clerk of the Superior Court charges $35 for each certified copy of final judgement of divorce and accepts payments made with checks and money orders payable to Treasurer – State of New Jersey.

The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry of the New Jersey Department of Health issues vital records for Morris County. These include certified copies of birth, death, marriage, civil union, and domestic partnership certificates. Make a request for these vital records online by completing the form on the Vital Records Online Service webpage.

The fee for the first copy of a birth, death, marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership certificate is $25 while each additional copy of the same record costs $2. There is an extra $5 processing fee when ordering online and a required $5 fee for identity verification.

Local Vital Statistics offices all over Morris County can also issue copies of these vital records. Requesters will be required to complete application forms at these offices, present valid IDs, and pay the same fees. To obtain vital records in Morris County, visit one of these local Registrars of the New Jersey Department of Health:

Boonton Town
Nancy Koptula
Health Department
100 Washington Street
Boonton, NJ 07005
Phone: (973) 402-9410 x631

Boonton Township
Barbara Shepard
Municipal Building
155 Powerville Road
Boonton, NJ 07005-8729
Phone: (973) 402-4012 or 4011
Fax: (973) 402-4013

Butler Borough
Mary A. O'Keefe
Borough Clerk's Office
1 Ace Road
Butler, NJ 07405
Phone: (973) 838-7200 x226

Chatham Borough
Ann Mandal
Municipal Building
54 Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928
Phone: (973) 635-0674 x205
Fax: (973) 635-2417

Chatham Township
Gregory LaConte
Municipal Building
58 Meyersville Rd.
Chatham, NJ 07928
Phone: (973) 635-3209
Fax: (973) 635-2644

Chester Borough
Denean Probasco
50 North Road
Chester, NJ 07930
Fax: 908.879.0122

Chester Township
Kathleen Potter
Municipal Building
1 Parker Road
Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: (908) 879-5100 x 828

Denville Township
Kelly Lombardi
#1 St. Mary's Place
Municipal Building
Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: (973) 625-8300 x261
Fax: (973) 627-8371

Dover Town
Susan Downer
37 North Sussex Street
Dover, NJ 07801-
Phone: (973) 366-2200 x2120
Fax: (973) 366-6167

East Hanover Township
Felicia A. McDonald
411 Ridgedale Avenue
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Florham Park Borough
Maryann Lang
Borough Hall
111 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Phone: (973) 410-5319
Fax: (973) 410-5485

Hanover Township
Diane Hertzig
P.O. Box 250
1000 Route 10 East
Whippany, NJ 07981
Phone: (973) 515-6667
Fax: (973) 515-3772

Harding Township
Lisa Sharp
21 Blue Mill Road
P.O. Box 666
New Vernon, NJ 07976
Phone: (973) 267-8000 x2

Jefferson Township
Linda A. Ackerson
Municipal Building
1033 Weldon Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
Phone: (973) 208-6120
Fax: (973) 697-8090

Kinnelon Borough
Gail Flammer
Municipal Building
130 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
Phone: (973) 838-5403
Fax: (973) 838-1862

Lincoln Park Borough
Maria Moeller
Municipal Building
34 Chapel Hill Road
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
Phone: (973) 270-2040
Fax: (973) 270-2041

Long Hill Township
Deborah Brooks
915 Valley Road
Gillette, NJ 07933
Phone: (908) 647-8000

Madison Borough
Joanne Grillo
Health Department
28 Walnut Street
Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: (973) 593-3079
Fax: (973) 593-3072

Mendham Borough
Marie M. Marlor
2 W. Main Street
Mendham, NJ 07945

Mendham Township
Maria Coppinger
P.O. Box 520
W. Main & Cherry Lane
Brookside, NJ 07926

Mine Hill Township
Amanda G. Macchia
Municipal Building
10 Baker Street
Mine Hill, NJ 07803
Phone: (973) 366-9031 x13
Fax: (973) 366-1626

Montville Township
Aimee Puluso
195 Changebridge Road
Montville, NJ 07045
Phone: (973) 331-3316
Fax: (973) 331-9287

Morris Plains Borough
June Uhrin
531 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Phone: (973) 538-2224
Fax: (973) 538-8834

Morris Township
Karen A. Swetz
Morris Township Health Dept.
50 Woodland Avenue
P.O. Box 7603
Convent Station, NJ 07961-7603
Phone: (973) 326-7390
Fax: (973) 605-8363

Morristown Town
Angela A. Swanston
Town Hall
P.O. Box 914
200 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07963-0914
Phone: (973) 644-4373
Fax: (973) 644-4374

Mount Arlington Borough
Lizbeth Dwyer
419 Howard Blvd
Mount Arlington, NJ 07850
Phone: (973) 398-6832 X25
Fax: (973) 398-8662

Mount Olive Township
Michele Doucette
P.O. Box 450
204 Flanders Drakestown Road
Budd Lake, NJ 07828

Mountain Lakes Borough
Marcy Gianattasio
Borough Hall
400 Boulevard
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone: (973) 334-3131 x2009

Mountain Lakes Borough
Marcy Gianattasio
Borough Hall
400 Boulevard
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone: (973) 334-3131 x2009
Fax: (973) 538-8834

Netcong Borough
Cynthia L. Eckert
Borough Hall
23 Maple Avenue
Netcong, NJ 07857
Phone: (973) 347-0252 X104

Parsippany-Troy Hills Towns
Leslie Miller
Municipal Building
1001 Parsippany Boulevard
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: (973) 263-4359

Pequannock Township
Tracy Clarke
Health Department
530 Newark-Pompton Turnpike
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444-1799
Phone: (973) 835-5700 x127

Randolph Township
Kathleen Heath
Municipal Building
502 Millbrook Avenue
Randolph, NJ 07869
Phone: (973) 989-7050
Fax: (973) 989-7076

Riverdale Borough
Linda C. Forbes
91 Newark-Pompton Tpk.
Riverdale, NJ 07457
Phone: (973) 835-4060 x223

Rockaway Borough
Catherine P. Slockbower
Municipal Building
1 E. Main Street
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Phone: (973) 627-2000 Ext 224
Fax: (973) 627-8294

Rockaway Township
65 Mount Hope Road
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Roxbury Township
Cindy Van Sickles
72 Eyland Avenue
Succasunna, NJ 07876
Phone: (973) 448-2029
Fax: (973) 252-6079

Victory Gardens Borough
Deborah Evans
337 South Salem Street
Victory Gardens, NJ 07801
Phone: (973) 366-5312
Fax: (973) 366-9711

Washington Township
Linda Gabel
Town Hall
43 Schooley's Mountain Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Phone: (908) 876-3650
Fax: (908) 876-5138

Wharton Borough
Patricia M. Craven
Municipal Building
10 Robert Street
Wharton, NJ 07885
Phone: (973) 361-8444
Fax: (973) 361-5281