Surrogate Court

Surrogate County Updates:

Please be advised the Camden County Surrogate Court has moved.  Our new address is 509 Lakeland Road, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012.  Please use this address for any mail, UPS and/or Fed Ex deliveries. Effective Monday, July 6, 2020 we will have a drop box located at 509 Lakeland Road, Blackwood for anyone who does not wish to mail original documents.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking clients by appointment only.  Kindly schedule your appointment by visiting the County’s Online Scheduling Portal.  If you do not wish to appear in person, we will still be processing all Surrogate Court business via mail and our drop box.  If you have any questions or wish to make an appointment, please feel free to contact us at our main number (856) 225-7282. 

Any emergent matters can be directed to Deputy Surrogate, Cheryl Nidorf Austin, via email


E-Filing Feature for Members of the Bar
Surrogate Michelle Gentek-Mayer is happy to share we have added an E-Filing feature for members of the Bar.   Below please find a link which will take you to our new software to permit E-Filing for probate of a will, administration or guardianship of a minor. 

You must first request account approval and when received you are able to file estate or guardianship of minor applications.  Please note, that Superior Court applications under the “CP” Docket cannot be filed using this feature. If you have any questions regarding the process, please do not hesitate to contact Deputy Surrogate, Cheryl Austin at 856-225-7287.

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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  

Camden City Hall of Justice
101 S 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08103
(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