Electronic Access to Court Records

The NJ Electronic Access Program (EAP) gives subscribers remote access to certain Judiciary case systems. Users can view data related to matters filed with the trial court and use it for commercial purposes.

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The cost for EAP usage is $4 per minute. The funds are used to develop and maintain the Judicial case management systems. Individual court users can register for EAP free of charge for limited or personal searches. Free public access portals on the Judiciary website also can be used for individual case searches.

The EAP makes case and judgment information available on the following case systems:

  • PROMIS/Gavel. Contains information on indictable criminal cases, from arrest through appellate review.
  • Automated Case Management System (ACMS). The caseload management and recordkeeping system for civil cases in Superior Court. Included:
    • (a) Law Division – Civil and Special Civil Parts
    • (b) Chancery Division – General Equity and Foreclosure
    • (c) Archival Management Information System (AMIS) for cases no longer active with ACMS.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). The caseload management and recordkeeping system to support the Superior Court Family Part. Electronic access is available for divorce cases only.
  • Automated Traffic System (ATS). The statewide traffic and parking ticket system used by all New Jersey municipal courts. ATS does not contain driver history information.

The EAP lets users read one screen of data at a time. Users cannot download data to their remote computer. The EAP also does not support “screen-scraping.” Subscribers can search cases by docket number, judgment number, or party name.

Available case information includes:

  • A list of documents filed in the case
  • Orders entered
  • Proceedings scheduled
  • Motioned dispositions
  • Names and status of each litigant, such as active, defaulted, or settled
  • Attorneys involved in the case

Case information excludes actual text or images of filed documents. The information is ”real-time” only. Users can view a new case or document as soon as it is entered into the system.

Enrollment

If you do not have a Judiciary Account Charge System (JACS) account, you must create an account before enrolling in EAP.

To enroll in EAP, complete the subscriber agreement and subscriber enrollment forms. Mail the completed forms to:"
Electronic Access Program

EAP - Administrative Office of the Courts
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
P.O. Box 971
Trenton, New Jersey 08625


Once enrolled, the subscriber will receive their EAP system logon ID and password via e-mail.

Use the customer update form or the customer cancellation form to change your subscription information.  Email the form to  PublicAccess.Mailbox@njcourts.gov Begin the email subject line with “EAP".

Payment

The EAP charges $4 per minute. Charges start when you connect to the Judiciary system. The charges stop when you disconnect.

The Judiciary automatically withdraws user fees from subscribers’ JACS account each time the system is used. No prior notice is given.

Subscribers must always have a minimum balance of $500 in their JACS account. The system automatically checks their JACS account before granting them access. If their balance is less than $500, the system will deny access and show the following error message:

[Error Message DC906426]. ACCOUNT NOT ACTIVE CALL SUPERIOR COURT CLERK’S OFFICE, (ELECTRONIC ACCESS PROGRAM) 609-421-6100 .

Subscribers also receive a monthly statement of JACS charges. A summary report of charges accrued during the month appears on the monthly “Statement of Account.” The Clerk of the Superior Court reserves the right to change the required deposit amount in the future.

The EAP lets users enter client identifiers when accessing the Automated Case Management System (ACMS). The monthly statement summarizes use charges by client identifier. Any charges not identified by client identifier will appear as undistributed usage.

See an example of the monthly Statement of Account

Refer to the user guides below for more information about these case management systems:

The Superior Court Clerk's Office supports the EAP. For all questions or concerns, call   or email . Begin the email subject line with “EAP” followed by the subject of the email.

Technical Requirements

NJ EAP system requires an Intel/AMD based system running Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10. All operating systems should have the most current Microsoft critical patches applied.

The system requires the web browser Internet Explorer version 11. Industry standard virus protection should be enabled, with the latest updates applied.

Internet connection speed varies from different vendors and subscriptions. Connectivity to the EAP has been tested through standard DSL and Cable Internet connections with adequate results.

Frequently Asked Questions about Electronic Access Program

    • Q. How much does it cost to participate in the Electronic Access Program (EAP)?

      Usage cost is $4.00 per minute.

    • Q. How do I pay for EAP usage?

      Subscribers pay for usage through a Judiciary Attorney Charge System (JACS) account. See (JACS) Account page for details on opening an account. Personal credit cards are not accepted.

    • Q. What’s the minimum balance required in my JACS account?

      You must maintain a balance of $500.00 in your JACS account.

    • Q. How will I know if my JACS account balance is below $500.00?

      The Electronic Access Program will automatically check the subscriber's account balance prior to granting access to the system.

      If the account balance is less than $500.00, the message "DC906426 ACCOUNT NOT ACTIVE CALL SUPERIOR COURT CLERK'S OFFICE, ELECTRONIC ACCESS PROGRAM 609-421-6100 " will be displayed and access to the Electronic Access Program will be denied.

      The subscriber is responsible for tracking the account balance to ensure that there is a sufficient amount of funds available and access to EAP is not unexpectedly denied.

    • Q. When do EAP usage charges begin to accrue?

      After logging into the Judiciary computer and reaching the “Teleview Session Manager Screen.”

    • Q. What information do I get when I subscribe to the EAP?

      Subscribers have inquiry access to the following:

      • Appellate Division cases
      • Automated Traffic System (ATS)
      • Chancery Division – General Equity and Foreclosure cases
      • Civil Judgment and Order Docket statewide lien judgments
      • Family Part divorce cases
      • Law Division--Civil and Special Civil Part cases
    • Q. Can I get copies of pleadings from the EAP case information system?

      No, this is an inquiry system containing case processing information such as case type, a listing of documents filed, etc. The system does not contain images of the actual filed documents. You can screen-print the information that is provided, such as the docket sheet.

    • Q. Is the information in the Electronic Access System downloadable?

      No, the information displayed on screen is printed only.

    • Q. Will I be able to gather EAP case information data by 'screen-scraping'?

      The Electronic Access Program was not designed to support 'screen-scraping'.

    • Q. What are the hours of EAP access?

      The Judiciary provides EAP access around (16) hours per day, from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, (7) days per week.

      However, uninterrupted access is not guaranteed, and time periods of accessibility may vary. See "Availability" section of the Subscriber Agreement for more information.

      NOTE: The Judiciary is working to expand access so that the system is available 24/7, except for periods of a daily forced logoff (11:45 PM – 12:15 AM) and when the system is unavailable due to routine maintenance.

    • Q. What do I do if I forget my EAP logon password?

      Email Superior Court Clerk's Office Customer Service at PublicAccess.Mailbox@njcourts.gov . Customer Service staff will never ask you for your current password.

      Ensure that your User ID and password are always protected from unauthorized use. The subscriber accepts responsibility for any unauthorized use of their User ID(s) and password(s).

    • Q. Who should I contact if I have questions or problems regarding my EAP?

      Contact  EAP at PublicAccess.Mailbox@njcourts.gov at 609-421-6100  for questions or concerns regarding enrollment, billing, or problems experienced during use.