Court Bonds

How to Appeal a Civil Case in New Jersey


Filing an appeal of an unwanted trial court civil judgment can be a daunting task. What exactly do you have to do to appeal a case in New Jersey courts?

Generally, the first thing that will need to be done is to serve a copy of notice of appeal and the request for transcript upon all parties who have appeared in the action. A notice of appeal should be annexed to a Case Information Statement in the form described in New Jersey Court Rule 2:5. Other different types of proceedings have differing rules.

In all civil appeals, the appellant shall deposit $300 with the clerk of the appellate court to answer the costs of appeal. However, if the appellant has filed a supersedeas bond, no deposit for costs shall be required.

Where can you easily purchase an appeal or supersedeas bond?

Colonial Surety offers the direct and digital way to obtain an appeal or supersedeas bond. We are the insurance company — which means no agent, no broker, and no middleman. We make it easy to obtain your bond instantly. The steps are easy — get a quote online, fill out your information, satisfy underwriting requirements, and enter your payment method. Print or e-file your bond from your office. It’s that simple!