Surrogate Court

Surrogate Court Information:

3 Ways to Process Surrogate Court Business

Regardless of which way you choose to proceed, please fill out the following form: Estate Information Sheet 

1. Mail: Please send all mail to 509 Lakeland Road Blackwood, NJ 08012 2. The Purple Drop Box located at 509 Lakeland Road Blackwood, NJ 08012. 3. In Person – Appointment only. Out of respect to clients with an appointment, we will not accept walk-ins. Kindly schedule your appointment by visiting the County’s Online Scheduling Portal. Payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash, money order or check. An appointment may be made to visit any of our two locations listed below: Please note that you will not receive issued documents on the same day of your appointment at our Camden City satellite location. Issued Documents will be sent out in the mail.    

Gloucester Township Forrest Hall 509 Lakeland Road Blackwood, NJ 08012 (856) 225-7282 *appointment only
Camden City  Camden City Hall of Justice 101 S 5th Street Camden, NJ 08103 (856) 225-7282 *appointment only  

Any emergent matters can be directed to the Deputy Surrogate, Adam K. Rosen, Esquire, 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 Karen Ridgeway at 856-225-7715. Click here to view page.
  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.  

Main Office

Gloucester Township Forrest Hall          509 Lakeland Road Blackwood, NJ 08012 (856) 225-7282 *appointment only

Satellite Locations

Camden City  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