Surrogate Court

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Appointments Needed

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.

Please call 856-853-3286 to schedule an appointment and discuss your individual issue. Please arrive on time for your scheduled appointment.

Surrogate Court Building Exterior

Message from the County Surrogate

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


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. 

Document Searches

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.

For further direction, please view the provided Document Search information (PDF).

Surrogate Court Drop BoxDrop Box

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 the building. 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.

Helpful Phone Numbers

Get acquainted with a list of helpful phone numbers relating to the Surrogate Court.