Find Essex County New Jersey courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.
Belleville Municipal Court 152 Washington Avenue Belleville NJ 07109 973-450-3320
Bloomfield Municipal Court 50 Municipal Plaza Bloomfield NJ 07003 973-680-4078
Caldwell Municipal Court 1 Provost Square Caldwell NJ 07006 973-403-4631
Cedar Grove Municipal Court 525 Pompton Avenue Cedar Grove NJ 07009 973-239-1410
East Orange Municipal Court 221 Freeway Drive East East Orange NJ 07018 973-266-5300
Essex County Superior Court 50 West Market Street Newark NJ 07102 973-693-5700
Essex Fells Municipal Court 136 Gould Avenue Caldwell NJ 07006 973-228-6420
Fairfield Municipal Court II 230 Fairfield Road Fairfield NJ 07004 973-882-2715
Glen Ridge Municipal Court 825 Bloomfield Avenue Glen Ridge NJ 07028 973-748-8116
Irvington Municipal Court 1 Civic Square Irvington NJ 07111 973-399-6671
Livingston Municipal Court 357 South Livingston Avenue Livingston NJ 07039 973-535-7970
Maplewood Municipal Court 125 Dunnell Road Maplewood NJ 07040 973-762-2839
Millburn Municipal Court 435 Essex Street Millburn NJ 07041 973-564-7065
Montclair Municipal Court 647 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair NJ 07042 973-509-4745
NJ DMV East Orange Suspension Hearing Center 183 South 18th Street East Orange NJ 07018 609-292-6500
Newark Municipal Court 32 Green Street Newark NJ 07102 973-733-6520
North Caldwell Municipal Court 136 Gould Avenue Caldwell NJ 07006 973-228-6420
Nutley Municipal Court 228 Chestnut Street Nutley NJ 07110 973-284-4945
Orange Municipal Court 29 Park Street Orange NJ 07050 973-266-4161
Roseland Municipal Court 19 Harrison Avenue Roseland NJ 07068 973-226-0641
The process and rules for filing a small claims suit vary from state to state with regard to the dollar limit for small claims, the statute of limitations for filing a claim, and whether you are allowed to be represented by a lawyer. Contact the court that handles small claims in your state for details on the process for filing a claim and to obtain the proper forms.
Filing fees are generally between $30 and $100. In addition to filing fees, other costs may include service fees for serving the complaint to the defendant and collection fees if the court assists in collecting the judgment.
Mediation is an alternative to going before a judge in a suit. Many small claims courts sponsor or make referrals to mediation programs where the plaintiff and defendant meet with a neutral third person to help resolve the dispute without going to court.