How to Search NJ Public Records To Find Property Details and Tax Records

Home Sellers Researching on the Internet

If you a home investor, or a realtor in NJ, you already know that it’s tough to find proper information on the internet. But, everything is there if you know where to look. And most of home details (including cash sales, cash buyers, individuals who want to sell their home quickly) is there, for free.

Here’s what’s available online, for free:

  • Property Records
  • Arrest/Warrant Records
  • Bankruptcies and Liens
  • Divorce Records
  • Criminal Records
  • Civil Judgments
  • Birth Records
  • Court Records
  • Lawsuits
  • Marriage Records
  • Jail and Inmate Records
  • Police Reports

How to find property ownership, property sale, and tax records in New Jersey?

For almost 20 years the Monmouth County Board of Taxation has provided a free single-source of property ownership (known as MOD-IV) and property sales (known as SR1A) that are compiled from the 21 County Tax Boards in New Jersey.

Recently, in association with the passage of Daniel’s Law, which requires the redaction of certain individuals from public records, several county tax boards have discontinued their submission/publication of updated data.

It is unknown at this time if any county will provide “compliant data” after the law is effective on December 31, 2022.

What is MOD-IV or The New Jersey Property Tax System?

The New Jersey Property Tax System, known as MOD-IV, provides for the uniform preparation, maintenance, presentation and storage of the property tax information required by the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Statutes, and the rules promulgated by the Director of the Division of Taxation (N.J.A.C 18:12-2 and 3).

MOD-IV is the property of the State of New Jersey.

You can read all about MOD-IV here.

How to search for Burlington County Tax Records

Burlington County Tax Records can be found here.

How to search for Camden County Tax Records

Camden County Tax Records can be found here.

How to search for Essex County Tax Records

Essex County Tax records can be found here.

How to search for Ocean County Tax Records

Ocean County Tax Records can be found here.

How to search for Warren County Tax Records

Warren County Tax Records can be found here.

How to search for X County New Jersey Tax Records

The remaining 17 counties in New Jersey submit their Mod-IV and SR1A data to The Monmouth County Tax Board, thankfully. It’s a one-stop-shop for all the property data in the State of New Jersey.

Your property records can be found here: Monmouth Open Public Records Search System

Where to find tax deeds and mortgage information in New Jersey?

Are you a cash buyer looking for the deeds, mortgage and other lien information for a specific property? Google the “County”, NJ + “Deed Search”.

Where to find arrest records, judgements, and bankruptcies in New Jersey?

The NJ Court Search site can be used to search all sorts of other information: arrests, bankruptcies, civil judgements and miscellaneous lawsuits. Here is the link to that site: NJ Court Search

Where to find parcel information for a property in New Jersey?

Curious about specific parcel information? Find flood map information, parcel size, ownership information, last sale date, and more at the NJ Map Site: NJ Map

If you’re in need of a NJ Real Estate professional to perform this search, or looking for a cash buyer in NJ, please follow one of those links.


John is owner of, based out of Cranford, NJ. John and his team of cash buyers have bought and sold homes, offices, and land across North Jersey, Central Jersey, and South Jersey.