The Judiciary offers reports containing data from Judiciary databases for sale to the public. The frequency of report production and the media on which the reports or electronic data can be obtained varies. The list of the most commonly requested reports available to the public follows. Click on the report name for a general description of the report, a list and description of each data field and the length of each data field. Note: For samples click on the associated report sample.
Be advised that the Open Public Records Act (N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.), does not apply to the New Jersey Judiciary. Requests made to the New Jersey Judiciary for records are governed by New Jersey Court Rule 1:38.
The Central Attorney Management System (CAMS) contains a list of all active New Jersey attorneys. The list is updated twice yearly after the Bar Exam results are recorded.
The Bail Registry List is a list of persons authorized to write bail in the State of New Jersey. The registry is maintained by the Clerk of the Superior Court pursuant to N.J.S.A. 17:31-13. The reports listed are produced from the data captured in the Centralized Automated Bail System (CABS). CABS contains all bail written for criminal cases. Bail Reports are for the month last ending. The monthly report provides a snapshot of the current status for data statewide.
The statewide Automated Case Management System (ACMS) is used by the New Jersey Superior Court to index and docket Law Division-Civil and Special Civil Part cases and Chancery-General Equity and Foreclosure cases. ACMS archives cases that have been closed for 18 months, keeping only active cases on ACMS. The limited archived case information is moved to the Archive Management Information System (AMIS).
The Promis Gavel (PG) system contains all Superior Court criminal cases dating back to 1980.
The Civil Judgment and Order docket (CJOD) contains a list of statewide liens in the State of New Jersey. Judgments are recorded as statewide liens upon request of the judgment creditor. Most Judgments expire after 20 years, so 21 years will give you the entire active database. There are two reports that provide judgment information.
The Municipal Courts in New Jersey are considered courts of limited jurisdiction, having responsibility for motor vehicle and parking tickets, minor criminal-type offenses (for example, simple assault and bad checks), municipal ordinance offenses (such as dog barking or building code violations) and other offenses, such as fish and game violations. A Municipal Court usually has jurisdiction only over cases that occur within the boundaries of its municipality. Many serious criminal cases, such as robbery, auto theft, or assault, start out as complaints filed in the Municipal Court but those cases may then be transferred to the Superior Court.
Automated Complaint System (ACS)
Automated Traffic System (ATS)
The Tax Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. Tax Court Judges hear appeals of tax decisions made by County Boards of Taxation. They also hear appeals on decisions made by the Director of the Division of Taxation on such matters as state income, sales and business taxes, and homestead rebates. The Tax Court produces a report containing a list of judgments issued.