Surrogate Court
We are pleased to inform you that the Gloucester County Surrogate Court is now open by appointment only.

Our staff welcomes you to visit in person to conduct all business with the Court.

All visitors must follow all CDC guidelines for prevention of the spread of  Covid - 19 including wearing a mask in the courthouse.

Please call (856) 853-3286 to discuss your individual issue and to schedule an appointment.

Please arrive on time for your scheduled appointment.  Call our office upon arrival from your car and we will provide further instructions.

If requested, we will continue to conduct all business remotely via email and by utilizing our secure drop box for original documents.

Please click link below for further direction.

Covid-19 Operating Procedures

Document search appointments will be scheduled in 2 hour intervals please call (856) 853-3286 to schedule an appointment. All searchers must follow Surrogates public search policy. 
Please click link for further direction

Document Search Information 

Surrogate Giuseppe Chila   and staff welcome you to 
the Gloucester County Surrogate Court.

The Gloucester County Surrogate administers a court which is certain to touch the lives of every person in the county at some time. The responsibility of the Surrogate is to oversee the administration of the many services offered by this Surrogate's Court. We have compiled valuable information and forms to assist you on all matters regarding estates, guardianships of minor funds, adoptions, and guardianship of incapacitated adults. 

It is my goal to provide professional, courteous, and friendly service to the residents of Gloucester County. This website is full important information regarding all matters under the jurisdiction of the Surrogate Court. Please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime if you have any questions regarding your particular issue. Our friendly staff is here to assist you and guide you through some of life's most challenging times.

It is an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Gloucester County as your Surrogate.

Thank you,

Giuseppe Chila

Gloucester County Surrogate Court Judge
Deputy Clerk NJ Superior Court, Chancery Division Probate Part 

                     Contact Information
         General                     Location                                 Mailing                      
      Information                                                                Address

            EMAIL                   17 North Broad St.                   P.O. Box 177   
Woodbury, NJ 08096            Woodbury, NJ 08096

            Office Hours:  Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM                   
Phone: (856) 853-3282         Fax: (856) 853-3311

For your convenience a Drop Box is being utilized for delivery of original documents. The Drop Box is located near our rear entrance. 
Parking for the Surrogate’s office is located in the back of 17 North Broad Street.
The parking lot is located near Woodbury High School.
The lot closest to the building is reserved for court staff.
There are handicap parking spaces are available close to the rear entrance of the building.

Freeholder Director - Robert M. Damminger
Freeholder Liaison -  Frank J. DiMarco