Ocean County Lis Pendens Form (New Jersey)

All Ocean County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Lis Pendens Form

Ocean County Lis Pendens Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Ocean County compliant document last validated/updated 4/24/2024

Lis Pendens Guide

Ocean County Lis Pendens Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Ocean County compliant document last validated/updated 4/22/2024

Completed Example of the Lis Pendens Document

Ocean County Completed Example of the Lis Pendens Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Ocean County compliant document last validated/updated 4/30/2024

Certificate of Service Form

Ocean County Certificate of Service Form

Fill in the blank form used to certify service of lis pendens.
Included Ocean County compliant document last validated/updated 4/26/2024

When using these Lis Pendens forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Ocean County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Ocean County Courthouse

118 Washington St / PO Box 2191, Toms River, New Jersey 08753 / 08754-2101

Hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm M-F

Phone: 732-929-2018

Ocean County Mall

Hooper Ave (Near JC Penney), Toms River, New Jersey 08753

Hours: Open daily during regular mall hours

Phone: 732-288-7777

Northern Ocean County

Resource Center - 225 Fourth St, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701

Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm M-F

Phone: 732-370-8850

Southern Service Center

179 S Main St, Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050

Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm M-F

Phone: 609-597-1500

Local jurisdictions located in Ocean County include:

  • Barnegat
  • Barnegat Light
  • Bayville
  • Beach Haven
  • Beachwood
  • Brick
  • Forked River
  • Island Heights
  • Jackson
  • Lakehurst
  • Lakewood
  • Lanoka Harbor
  • Lavallette
  • Little Egg Harbor Twp
  • Manahawkin
  • Manchester Township
  • Mantoloking
  • New Egypt
  • Normandy Beach
  • Ocean Gate
  • Pine Beach
  • Point Pleasant Beach
  • Seaside Heights
  • Seaside Park
  • Toms River
  • Tuckerton
  • Waretown
  • West Creek

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Ocean County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Ocean County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Ocean County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Ocean County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Lis Pendens forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Ocean County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Ocean County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by New Jersey or Ocean County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Ocean County Lis Pendens forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Lis Pendens is Latin for "litigation pending". Think of Lis Pendens as "notice of lawsuit". Once recorded this gives notice to the world that there is litigation pending over a parcel of real property. A buyer would be held subject to the outcome of the litigation. This greatly discourages any transfer of title until litigation is resolved. Common uses of a Lis Pendens are: Quit Title Action, Mechanic's Lien, Foreclosure, and part of a divorce proceeding (usually when the property is in one parties name).

N.J.S.A.2A:15-6. Written notice of pendency of action; contents

In every action, instituted in any court of this State having civil jurisdiction or in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the object of which is to enforce a lien upon real estate or to affect the title to real estate or a lien or encumbrance thereon, plaintiff or his attorney shall, after the filing of the complaint, file in the office of the county clerk or register of deeds and mortgages, as the case may be, of the county in which the affected real estate is situate, a written notice of the pendency of the action, which shall set forth the title and the general object thereof, with a description of the affected real estate.

No notice of lis pendens shall be filed under this article in an action to recover a judgment for money or damages only.

When a notice of lis pendens is filed in such an action, the plaintiff shall, within three days after the filing of the notice of lis pendens, serve upon the defendant a copy of the notice of lis pendens and of the complaint. See N.J.S.A.. 2A:15-7. Included is a "Certificate of Service" form with instructions.

(New Jersey LP Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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