Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2B:1-4, the Administrative Office of the Courts is authorized to develop and operate an automated data processing system that allows the public to access court information. Information is provided in accordance with guidelines adopted by the Supreme Court and authorizes the Supreme Court to set fees for remote access. The Electronic Access Program (“EAP”) was developed by the Judiciary to allow subscribers to access certain Judiciary mainframe applications to view data related to matters filed with the trial court for commercial use. EAP makes available case and judgment information on the following court information systems: Automated Case Management System (ACMS); Civil Judgment and Order Docket (CJOD); Family Automated Case Tracking System (FACTS); and Automated Traffic System (ATS). EAP access is now expanded to include Promis Gavel. The cost associated with EAP is $4.00 per minute. That rate is necessary to develop and maintain remote access to court records.
Access to those systems is also available to individual court users at no charge. Additionally, the web-based public access portals (i.e. ACMS, judgment, eJOC and eCourts) remain available at no charge to court users. Individual court users seeking to do limited or personal searches may register for EAP access free of charge.
The Electronic Access Program ("EAP") makes available case and judgment information on the following court information systems.
Automated Case Management System (ACMS) is the caseload management and recordkeeping system for the Superior Court: Law Division – Civil and Special Civil Parts; Chancery Division – General Equity and Foreclosure; and the Archival Management Information System (AMIS) for cases no longer active with ACMS.
Civil Judgment and Order Docket contains statewide lien judgments from 1984 to the present.
Family Automated Case Tracking System (FACTS) is the caseload management and recordkeeping system to support the Superior Court Family Part. It includes the following case types: Juvenile/Family Crisis, Adoptions, Child Placement, Non-Dissolution, Guardianship, Juvenile Delinquency, Dissolution, Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence. Only dissolution (divorce) case information is offered for electronic access at this time.
Automated Traffic System (ATS) is the statewide computer system used by all New Jersey municipal courts. It serves as the repository of all traffic and parking tickets issued and filed in the state's municipal courts. It is not the repository of driver history information.
The EAP permits the subscriber to read data one screen at a time. The data cannot be downloaded to a remote subscriber's computer, and 'screen-scraping' is not supported. Subscribers can look up information by docket number, judgment number or party name. Case information available includes a list of documents filed, orders entered, proceedings scheduled, motion dispositions, list of litigants and their status (e.g., active, defaulted, settled), and associated attorneys. Actual text or images of filed documents is not available. The information is 'real-time'. When a new case or document is entered by court personnel, the information is immediately available to the public for viewing.
If you are interested in participating in the Electronic Access Program, refer to the links below for enrollment information.
To view the reference guides for case and judgment information that is available on the court information systems, refer to the links below.
The Clerk's office provides general support for the Judiciary's EAP. All incoming enrollment forms from new subscribers are processed and user problems are handled in conjunction with the Judiciary's Information Technology Office.
Questions or concerns regarding enrollment, billing or problems experienced during use should be brought to the attention of the eCourts Services Team, Superior Court Clerk's Office at 609-421-6100 or via E-mail at PublicAccess.Mailbox@njcourts.gov. When sending an email, begin the subject line with Electronic Access Program or EAP - followed by the subject of the email.
Forward completed enrollment forms to:
Electronic Access Program
Superior Court Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 971
Trenton, NJ 08625
Once enrollment is completed, the subscriber will receive the system Logon ID and password via E-mail.
Changes to Subscriber Enrollment Information
All changes to subscriber enrollment information including address, phone numbers, and contact information MUST be sent via E-mail to: PublicAccess.Mailbox@njcourts.gov. When sending an email, begin the subject line with Electronic Access Program or EAP - followed by the subject of the email.