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eCourts is the New Jersey Judiciary’s electronic case filing and management system.

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eCourts Login

Attorneys in good standing can use eCourts to

  • File documents and cases in civil, criminal, Tax Court, and appellate cases;
  • Pay filing fees online using a JACS collateral account;
  • Request transcripts; and
  • Access electronic case jackets and files.

Attorney Instructions for Activating eCourts

Step 1. Activate your attorney ID.

Your attorney ID is activated the first time you use the Attorney Online Registration and Payment Center to complete the annual attorney registration process.

Step 2. Verify your attorney contact information.

Verify the accuracy of your contact information in the Attorney Online Registration and Payment Center and make any necessary updates. The eCourts system uses this information to send correspondence and notifications. To update your attorney or attorney firm information.

Step 3. Use the Judiciary account charge system (JACS) to create an account for paying filing fees.

Be sure to complete the steps to link your firm ID to the account. The firm ID is not the bar ID. Assigned during the online registration process, the firm ID is a 9-digit ID that begins with an “F,” “H,” or “L.” JACS has instructions for how to link the firm ID to your account. If you cannot locate your firm ID, call 609-421-6100 for help.  Set up JACS account now.

Step 4. Sign the User Agreement . You will be asked to upload this into eCourts.

Step 5. Access eCourts

Once you have an attorney account and a linked JACS account, you can log into eCourts Civil, Criminal, and Appellate.

eCourts Tax Court Registration

Tips. Keep these things in mind when using eCourts:

  • Make sure your email account accepts emails from eCourts so that court notices are not blocked or filtered into a spam folder.
  • You must maintain the accuracy of your contact information. You can also update your attorney information to add an alternative email address to receive notifications.
  • Sign documents electronically using this format: s/[Firstname Lastname]  
  • Follow standard paper processes for serving self-represented litigants and parties that have not entered a confirmed eCourts email address.
  • Some Rules of Court have been relaxed to allow for electronic filing. While the courts have provided guidance to help eCourts users, we cannot provide legal advice. The Rules of Court remain in effect for all case types.

eCourts Civil Notes

Who can file? All New Jersey attorneys in good standing can use eCourts for civil matters.

Mandatory case types. Attorneys are required to file via eCourts is special civil and foreclosure matters.

File dates. Foreclosure, DC, and Law complaints and motions filed on weekdays by 11:59 p.m. will receive a filed date for the same day. Filings which occur Saturday, Sunday, legal holidays, recess days will receive a filed date for the next business day.

Do not file these documents in eCourts:

  • Sealed documents
  • False Claims Act cases
  • Structured settlements 

eCourts Criminal Notes

Who can file? Prosecutors, public defenders, and private attorneys in good standing can use eCourts for criminal matters to do not require a filing fee.

Do not file these documents in eCourts:

  • Sealed documents
  • Megan’s Law
  • Expungements—use the expungement filing system to file requests for expungements.  
  • Gun permits
  • Municipal appeals

eCourts Tax Court Notes

Who can file? Self-represented litigants and New Jersey attorneys in good standing can use eCourts to file all documents in local property and state tax matters.

County boards of taxation, municipal assessors, and municipal clerks can access case information through the non-attorney login.

Do not file sealed documents in eCourts.

eCourts Appellate Notes

Who can file? New Jersey attorneys are required to use eCourts to file all documents in non-emergent appellate matters. 

How to file an appeal. Go to the Appellate Self-help page to get instructions, forms, and guidance on preparing appellate briefs.