When applying for a U.S. Passport in person, an execution fee is charged by the accepting agency. The current fee imposed is $25 per application, but that fee is set to increase by $10 in April.
Effective April 2nd, the execution fee will be $35.00 per application, payable in cash only. Applications received prior to April 2nd will be assessed the $25 amount.
Winter weather may cause the County Clerk’s Office to open late or, in rare instances, close for the day. Please check the county homepage for posting of delayed openings or closings due to inclement weather.
If you or someone you know recently received an email claiming to be from the Sussex County Clerk’s Office, requesting that certain documents be executed, please delete it. Our email address was spoofed. We strongly recommend you NOT open any attachment or click on any links in the email, as the email undoubtedly contains some kind of malware/malicious content, e.g., phishing, spyware, etc. BEWARE!
Please read the following Information Regarding Changes to the New Jersey County Clerks’ Recording Law:
Effective May 1, 2017 all land recordings in New Jersey must be accompanied by a cover sheet issued by the county in which the document is being recorded. The new cover sheet contains mandatory indexing fields which are to be completed by the submitter.
The cover sheet is part of the submitted land record.
The recording cover sheet will be included in the calculation of recording fees for documents with booking and paging fees ONLY. There is no additional fee when recording flat fee instruments.
Failure to submit a cover sheet with any land recording* (including flat fee instrument types) will result in a $20.00 indexing charge per N.J.S.A 46:26A-5.
Click this link for Sussex County’s Recording Cover Page . The form is a fillable PDF. It is important to note that the cover sheet is specific to the county where the document is being recorded.
Please contact the Sussex County Clerk’s Office at 973-579-0900 if you need further information regarding the submission of the recording cover sheet or any other questions regarding these recording changes. Thank you.
*Note: The following document types are exempt from the cover sheet requirement: Military Discharges, Maps, and Trade Name Certificates.
Jeffrey M. Parrott Sussex County Clerk