Revised Sheriff's Fees

Pursuant to the new provisions of P.L.2001, Chapter 370 (N.J.S. 2:A4-8), which was signed into law on January 8, 2002, the fees for service of documents and execution of writs, within the Clerks, Surrogate and Sheriff's Offices have been revised. On February 1, 2002 this office will implement these changes. Below you will find a schedule of revised fees which apply to all transactions with the Gloucester County Office of the Sheriff. Please review this list and ensure that the appropriate fee accompanies all documents submitted for the service or execution.


  • Basic Summons will cost $24 plus mileage
    • $22 (service fee), $2 (return fee), plus mileage
  • Basic Writ will cost $50 plus mileage
    • $48 (service fee), $2 (return fee), plus mileage

View the County Sheriff's Mileage List (PDF).

List of Fees

General Services

ServiceNew Fee
Serving Summons & Complaints First Defendant$24
Second defendant$20
Other defendant or defendants named$16

Returning Summons & Complaints 

ServiceNew Fee
Civil Warrant$50
Executing every Writ Against Wages$50
Executing every Writ of Attachment, sequestration or replevin$50
Executing every Writ of Possession$50
Notary Certification at Defendant$5
Serving every Execution against goods/lands and making inventory$50
Serving out-of-state paper$27

Execution of Sales

ServiceNew Fee
Commission on sums not exceeding $5,0006%
Commission on sums exceeding $5,000 on such excess4%
Minimum Commission$50

Execution of Sales Settled Without Actual Sale

ServiceNew Fee
Commission on sums not exceeding $5,0003%
Commission on sums exceeding $5,0002%

Execution Against Wages

ServiceNew Fee
Advertising the property sale$20
Commission on sums exceeding $5,0004%
Commission on sums not exceeding $5,0006%
Crier of the vendue of property sales$5
Posting of property sale$20
Property Sale Adjournment$28
Statement of Execution$10
Drawing and making a deed to a purchaser of real property
Drawing and making a bill of sale to the purchaser of personal property

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this please feel free to contact this office at the following numbers:

  • Foreclosure
    Phone: 856-384-4604
  • Garnishments
    Phone: 856-384-4669
  • General Writs
    Phone: 856-384-4642
  • Summons
    Phone: 856-384-4635
  • Writ of Possessions
    Phone: 856-384-4684

Thank you in advance for you attention to this matter.