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Ocean County, NJ Public Records

Ocean County public records include written, printed, audio, or video material produced and maintained by government agencies. These records are accessible to the general public, provided no legal or court-ordered exemptions exist. Vital records such as births, marriages, divorces, and deaths are only accessible to eligible record seekers. These are spouses, relatives, legal representatives, and the person on the record. Births, marriages, and death records may be accessed via the office of vital statistics and registry of the Department of Health. Divorces, though, may be obtained from the family division of the Ocean County Superior Court. Property records are also available for public access and may be obtained from the Office of the Ocean County Clerk.

Courts in Ocean County

Court Records in Ocean County, New Jersey

All record seekers may access ocean County court records provided the information is non-confidential per open records statutes. Ocean County has two superior, three surrogate, and 35 municipal courts. So interested parties may access the records by contacting the clerks of the courthouses where the specific cases were heard. These court records are priced at $5 per page for letter-size files. Payments may be submitted by cash for walk-in requests. Interested parties may also send record requests by email to the Superior Courts record division, especially if it is for civil records. Alternatively, requesters may use the statewide case search portal to find cases. There are exemptions, though, as cases involving juveniles, child abuse, and ongoing criminal investigations may only be viewed by eligible requesters.

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401 Chambers Bridge Road
631 Pinewald-Keswick Rd.
818 West Lacey Road
Forked River
2233 Bridge Avenue, PO Box 25
Point Pleasant
1600 Pinewald Road
118 Washington St.
Toms River

Jails and Prisons in Ocean County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Ocean County, New Jersey

Ocean County inmate records are accessible to all interested parties per the open records statutes. These are maintained by the Ocean County Department of Corrections, which also provides an inmate locator tool. By entering the inmate’s name and booking numbers, record seekers may access the individual’s physical descriptors, criminal charges, sentencing information, or detaining facility. Inmates are also allowed visits from friends and family regularly, though these have to be scheduled in advance. Visitors also have to comply with facility regulations such as correctional facility rules. These include wearing appropriate clothing, issuing government identification, and not having contraband. Visitors may deposit funds to the inmate's account and visit any kiosks within the correctional facility lobby. Ocean County has seven jails and prisons and is ranked 13th out of 21 counties.

Jails and Prisons Name:
165 Sunset Avenue, PO Box 2191
Tom's River
114 Hooper Avenue
Toms River

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Ocean County

Arrest Records in Ocean County, New Jersey

Ocean County arrest records are available to the public, provided they do not fall under legal exemptions. These records are maintained by law enforcement agencies such as the sheriff’s office or local police departments. Arrest reports include information on the person’s physical description, mugshots, the arresting officer, witnesses, and the incident's context. Interested parties may access the non-confidential records from the sheriff’s office. It is also possible to get criminal records from local or state law enforcement, provided they are available. Legal exemptions apply for juvenile incidents, ongoing criminal investigations, domestic and sexual abuse, or child custody. Ocean County has 33 police departments, and it is ranked 16th out of 21 counties in stations per capita. The crime rate is 23.8 per 1,000 residents.

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