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Essex County Courthouse

Directions to Essex County Courthouse

Wilentz Justice Complex
212 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
(973) 693-5700

From Routes 22, 24, 1 & 9 or 1-78:
Take any of these highways towards Newark (they all converge just north of Newark Airport).
Take exit for Route 21 (Newark). Route 21 becomes McCarter Highway in downtown Newark.
For U.S. Courthouse: From McCarter Highway turn left onto Lafayette Street, then turn left onto Mulberry Street (3 blocks down). Courthouse is 2 blocks down on the right, between Franklin and Walnut Streets. The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building and Courthouse is on Walnut Street, 1 block further. Note: Walnut Street is closed to vehicular traffic between Mulberry and Broad Streets for security reasons.
For Essex County Courthouse: From McCarter Highway, turn left onto Raymond Boulevard, then turn left onto Mulberry Street (1 block down), then turn right onto Market Street. Courthouse is 3 blocks up, at the junction of Market Street and Springfield Avenue. For Wilentz Justice Complex, take Market Street to Washington Street, then turn right onto Washington Street. Wilentz Complex is 1 ½ blocks down on the right.

From Garden State Parkway:
Take Exit 145 to I-280 East. Then proceed as below.

From I-280 East:
Take Exit 14A for King Boulevard.
Turn right at the traffic light at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (formerly High Street).
Essex County buildings are about ¾ mile down (Old Courthouse is on the left, Hall of Records is on the right). For Wilentz Justice Complex, turn left onto Market Street (immediately before Courthouse), then turn left onto Washington Street (2 blocks from Courthouse). Wilentz Complex is 1 ½ blocks down, on the right.
For U.S. Courthouse, turn left on Court Street (5 blocks past Old Courthouse). U.S. Courthouse is 6 blocks down on the left.

From I-280 West:
Take Exit 14B, Broad Street/King Boulevard. Turn left at bottom of exit ramp.
Turn left a second time onto Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (approximately 50 feet from exit ramp).
Essex County buildings are about ¾ mile down. (Old Courthouse is on the left, Hall of Records is on the right). For Wilentz Justice Complex turn left onto Market Street (immediately before the Courthouse), then turn left onto Washington Street (2 blocks down from Courthouse). Wilentz Complex is 1 ½ blocks down on the right. For U.S. Courthouse, turn left on Court Street (5 blocks past Old Courthouse. U.S. Courthouse is 6 blocks down on the left.

From New Jersey Turnpike:
Take Exit 15W to 1-280 West. Then proceed as above.

From Route 3:
Take exit for Route 21 South (Newark).
Take Route 21 South into downtown Newark, where it becomes McCarter Highway.
For U.S. Courthouse: From McCarter Highway turn right onto Lafayette Street, then turn left onto Mulberry Street (3 blocks down). Courthouse is 2 blocks down on the right, between Franklin and Walnut Streets.
For Essex County Courthouse: From McCarter Highway, turn right onto Market Street. Courthouse is at the junction of Market Street and Springfield Avenue. For Wilentz Justice Complex, take Market Street to Washington Street, then turn right onto Washington Street. Wilentz Complex is 1 ½ blocks down on the right.

Parking for Essex County Courthouse
Street parking is generally scarce in downtown Newark. For the Essex County buildings, parking is permitted in the juror parking lots near the County Courts Building, between 13th and South Orange Avenues (non-jurors must pay a fee). There are no public parking lots near the U.S. Courthouse, but there are several commercial lots in the area, the nearest being on Mulberry Street between Green and Elm Streets.