Civil Process Unit

120 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, N.J. 08754

phone icon  Phone: 732-929-2044
fax icon  Fax: 732-288-7658

Summons and Complaints
General Writs of Execution

The Civil Process Unit consists of 4 sections responsible for the processing of all Civil documents that originate from the Court system. The four sections are Summons and Complaints, General Writs of Execution, Garnishments and Foreclosures. Documents are not only received from attorneys in New Jersey, but throughout the United States.  Mileage Chart


The Summons and Complaint section is responsible for the processing of Civil Paperwork and prepares the documents for service. This paperwork consists of Summonses, Complaints, various Superior Court Orders, Subpoenas, Motions, Writs of Possession, Writs of Replevin and Civil Orders for Arrest.

Summons and Complaint service requirements
    Any documents being forwarded for service MUST include:

    • A cover letter with any special instructions
    • Defendant’s name, address
    • Contact number for Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s Attorney
    • Address where the Defendant is to be served
    • Self addressed stamped envelope

    Basic Summons and Complaint:

    • The original summons PLUS two (2) copies for each defendant

    • One (1) copy of the complaint for each defendant being served

    Out of State Papers:

    • ONLY provide papers needed to be served

    • Unless needed to process, do NOT send additional papers

    • Include any specific instructions for completing paperwork or service

    • Indicate the affidavit or court date in your cover letter and any special instructions

    • $75.00 retainer

    Notice of Motion

    • The original notice PLUS two (2) copies for each defendant being served


    • The original subpoena PLUS two (2) copies for each defendant being served

    Writ of Replevin

    • The original Writ with the seal, PLUS two (2) copies

    Writ of Possession

    • The original Writ with the seal, PLUS two (2) copies, UNLESS it is electronically filed

    Civil Warrants

    • The original Warrant for Arrest with the seal

    • A copy of the Order for Arrest/Certification in Support of Warrant

    • A description of the subject and his/her location

    • A date of birth and/or social security number

    • As many physical identifiers as possible on the defendant

    Summons and Complaint Service Attempts

    A Sheriff’s Officer will make four (4) attempts to execute the document(s), unless otherwise instructed, at which time the paperwork will be returned to the requestor. It should be noted that additional mileage will be charged regardless of the success of the service.

    Summons and Complaint Request for Re-Service

    To request a document to be re-served, please forward the same documents in the same quantity as specified above with a cover letter. Re-submit payment for processing fees and mileage.
    Mileage Chart  click here

    Summons and Complaint fees

    Basic Summons (First Defendant)$22.00 $2.00 + mileage
    Second Defendant $20.00 mileage
    Each additional Defendant$16.00mileage

    * No additional mileage charged if all parties reside at the same address.

    Out of State Papers$75.00
    *any unused monies will be refunded*
    Writ of Replevin$48.00$2.00 + mileage
    Writ of Possession$48.00$2.00 + mileage
    Civil Warrants$48.00$2.00 + mileage
    Pro Se Papers (without counsel)$22.00$2.00 + 4x mileage for each defendant
    Notary Fee $3.00

    * Checks are to be made payable to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office.