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The Sussex County Clerk's Office offers the public a variety of different services, including recording of and access to public land records (e.g., deeds & mortgages, liens, maps, and genealogical archives), e-recording of land records, mail-in voting, processing of passport applications, filing of veterans DD2-14, issuance of veteran identification cards, and registration of veterans peddlers licenses, swearing in of notary publics, registration of physician's licenses, and registration of religious corporations.

Thanks for visiting the official Web site of the Sussex County Clerk, your Internet guide to the broad range of services available to you as a resident of Sussex County.

News & Updates

Montague Special School Election Results.

Last update: October 1

The office of the Sussex County Clerk, located at 83 Spring Street, Newton, NJ, remains closed due to poor air quality conditions that resulted from renovations to the building. Until the building is certified for reoccupation, the clerk is offering partial services to the public at remote locations as follows (note dates and locations are subject to change; please check back daily or call 973-940-5450).

ELECTION SERVICES: Are being provided at the County Sheriff's Office through 4 pm October 2nd. Persons wanting to vote in person in the Nov. 4 General Election can do so at the Sheriff's Office, located at 39 High Street in Newton. Persons wanting to apply by MAIL for Mail-in ballots should continue to do so by sending their Vote By Mail Application to 83 Spring St., Ste 304, Newton, NJ.

NOTARY SERVICES: Are being provided at the county's Office of Emergency Management through October 2nd for those Notary Public applicants who require immediate qualification. Applicants can appear before the Clerk to take their oath at the OEM facility located at 135 Morris Tpke. in Frankford Twp (Newton mailing address).

PASSPORT SERVICES: Cannot be accommodated remotely. We apologize for the break in service, but ask that you please contact your local Post Office for assistance.

To all of our customers, we apologize for this inconvenience and ask for your patience and understanding as we work through this situation. We look forward to opening our office and our full range of services to the public as soon as possible.

County Clerk Jeffrey M. Parrott

The Sussex County Clerk’s administrative office will be closed on Thursday, October 9th so that employees may receive mandatory passport training. The records room will remain open to the public.

Certified Candidate List and Public Questions/Referenda for November 4 General Election.

Veterans Cemetery "almost there" The cemetery is expected to be operational by the spring of 2015.

Denim with a Purpose! Sussex County Clerk's staff donate money to local organizations.

Henry Benson
Highly decorated World War II veteran Henry Benson, second from right, was recently presented with a service medal of appreciation from Sussex County Clerk Jeffrey Parrott, left, and Lorraine Hentz of Senior Services. The 94-year-old Benson and his Highland Lakes neighbor, Bill Miklovic, visited the Clerk’s office on April 23 to obtain their veterans identification cards.

Jury Duty Phone Scam The Sussex County Clerk's Office warns Sussex County residents of a jury duty phone scam.

Veteran Status Coming to Driver's Licenses Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a measure that will direct the state Motor Vehicle Commission to include veteran status on driver's licenses.

Veteran ID Card The Sussex County Clerk's Office is proud to be able to offer our local U.S. Veterans a new, courtesy Veteran I.D. Card. When presented at participating stores in the county, veterans receive discounted services and products.

"My County" Poster Contest Fourth graders from all over Sussex County are invited each year to create posters which depict the special and unique qualities about Sussex County and how those qualities relate to the services provided by county government.
Previous Winning Posters

Student e-Packet Are you a student looking for information about Sussex County? We can help.

"Vote By Mail" Changes The rules surrounding voting by mail (formerly known as Absentee Voting) changed in July 2009.

Foreclosure Information How homeowners can protect themselves, foreclosure mediation, more.

Recorder's Document Reference Manual The manual includes forms, a glossary and much more.


The Sussex County Clerk's Office makes most if its public records available for on-line viewing. Electronic deed and mortgage records are available from 1950 to present, with lien documents available from 2008 forward.


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The Sussex County Clerk's Office also offers electronic recording of many land records. Click the e-Recording icon.

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Electronic Recording

Open Public Records (OPRA) requests should be directed to the Clerk of the Board, NOT the County Clerk. Download and complete the OPRA request form.