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Service of Process

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: Debra Mullen, Admin. Assistant
Office of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
20 West State Street
PO Box 325
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0325
Telephone: 609-984-3602
E-mail: legsregs@dobi.state.nj.us

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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