Surrogate Court

Surrogate County Updates:

Surrogate Court is closed to the public until further notice. Please contact our main number at 856-225-7282 to leave a message.  The Surrogate Court will be returning calls and emails through this period.

Camden County Surrogate’s Court will be accepting only EMERGENT matters concerning Superior Court Chancery Division Guardianship applications via email to Deputy Surrogate, Cheryl Nidorf Austin It will be assigned a docket number and will be forwarded to the Superior Court accordingly. 

The Camden County Surrogate’s Court has installed a drop box at our Satellite location at the Regan Building, 508 Lakeland Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012.  We have a gray mailbox installed at the side entrance to this building.  You may place your pleadings or filings in this dropbox and the same will be collected by Surrogate Court Staff.

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The Surrogate Court was established by the New Jersey Constitution. It is governed by state statutes as the court in each county responsible for certain statutory and assigned duties and functions related to wills, guardianships of minors and incapacitated people. The office has its origins in English law, where the bishop of the region would appoint a substitute, or “surrogate”, to handle certain affairs. Eventually, this authority evolved from church officials to civil officials.

The functions of the Surrogate Court include probate of wills, administration, guardianships, trusts, adoptions, management/investment of minors’ funds, records, and wedding services. For more information about these services, click here.

The Surrogate Court also produces a monthly email newsletter with important information about a wide-variety of topics. To subscribe, please click here.

Satellite Locations
Gloucester Township
508 Lakeland Road
Blackwood, NJ 08012
(856) 225-7282*appointment only  
Voorhees Town Center
2120 Voorhees Town Center
Upstairs, Outside Boscov’s
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(856) 225-7282*appointment only 



(856) 225-7282

For more information about the services provided by the Surrogate Court, please call (856) 225-7282 or email


Michelle Gentek-Mayer