NJ Real Estate TitlesWe have been hearing from some of our members that many counties in the state have closed their offices to the public for the duration of the Governor’s state of emergency, including the public records rooms where Real Estate Deeds and Records are stored. We have compiled the information below regarding access to the Public Land Records for the various counties we serve for your reference.

It is important to note that in most cases, the decisions to close the county offices are made at the Freeholder level and not by the County Clerks. And, unfortunately, there does not appear to be an easy resolution or temporary work around available in all cases to allow access to the public records during the state of emergency. For that reason, we are asking our members for their patience and understanding for our County Clerks who, like all of us, are doing the best they can in extraordinarily challenging times.

 

We will continue to monitor this situation and will keep our members posted if any new information develops.

Somerset County:
All records from 1977 and after are online at https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/elected-officials/county-clerk. For any records previous to that call 908-231-7013 to make a one hour appointment. Must have proper ID, mask and gloves to enter. Go to 20 Grove Street, Somerville, NJ for appointment.

Warren County:
All records are online at http://www.co.warren.nj.us/countyclerk/. Offices closed.

Sussex County:
All records from 1950 and after are online at https://sussexcountyclerk.org/. As of Monday, March 23, 2020, 3:00 p.m. the Sussex County Clerk’s Records Room will be closed to the public including all PROFESSIONAL SEARCHES. Please contact office at 973-579-0900 if you have any questions on how to search online. Check website for updates.

Union County:
The records room is open to Title Searchers only between the hours of 8:30-3PM. Only ten people in room at a time and must have mask and gloves to enter.

Essex County:
Records are online from May 1, 2001 to present. They can be accessed at www.essexregister.com and clicking the link on the home page. This search can be done by computer only.

Passaic County:
Records department remain closed to the public. Electronic images of deeds and mortgages will be available dating back to January 1, 1989.

Morris County:
Records department remain closed to the public. Records can be accessed online to 1969. For any records before that call 973-285-6747 for help getting information.

Hunterdon County:
For the County Clerk’s Search Room (Hall of Records) • The Hunterdon County Clerk’s records are not available online. The Search Room will be closed to the public. We will have limited access for our Title Searchers by appointment only that routinely provide their services. For appointments-Title Searchers may call Lisa Mena at (908)788-1378 or Linda Martorano at (908)788-1221. If you need other assistance, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lisa Mena at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DISCLAIMER:The above is believed to be accurate and current based on information received from the various county offices as of April 24, 2020.