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Service of Process
Please Note:
Until further notice, the Department will accept service of process Mondays and Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding service of process, please contact the Office of Regulatory Affairs, 609-292-7272, or send an e-mail to:

The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance is authorized to accept initial service of process on all foreign insurers admitted in the State of New Jersey, certain banking institutions and non-resident licensees in any civil action brought in any court of this State.

In order to effectuate such service, the following items must be included:
  1. The exact name of the entity being served;

  2. One copy of the Summons and Complaint;

  3. A check in the amount of $30.00, payable to the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance;

  4. And a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Please Note -The Commissioner is not authorized to accept the following:

  • Any court documents other than initial service of process, such as subpoenas, motions, etc.;
  • Service on behalf of insurers domiciled in New Jersey. Such domestic insurers may be served directly, through the appropriate County Sheriff's Office;
  • Service on behalf of insurance groups. You must provide the name of the individual company;
  • Service on behalf of Federally-chartered financial institutions.

All correspondence/inquiries regarding initial service of process should be directed to:

Attention: Margie Greco, Admin. Assistant
Office of Regulatory Affairs
New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
20 West State Street
PO Box 325
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0325
Telephone: 609-292-7272

The Department trusts that this information will clarify its procedures regarding original service of process. Any additional questions should be directed to the above address, telephone number or e-mail address.
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