Author: Angela Rosa

Early Voting Available Now at County Clerk’s Office

Registered voters who cannot (or would rather not) go to the polls for the November 7 General Election may vote early in-person at the Sussex County Clerk’s Office in Newton.

Voters also can vote early by mail, as long as their application to vote by mail is received by the Clerk’s Office no later than Tues., October 31. After the 31st, voters who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day will have to apply for an absentee ballot in person. Early voting is being conducted at the Clerk’s Office during regular hours Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours offered Saturday, November 4rd from 9 a.m. to noon. Voters also may vote early in person up until 3 p.m. Monday, November 6th.


The County Clerk’s Office is located on the main floor of 83 Spring Street in Newton, Suite 304, accessible from either Spring Street (front entrance) or Trinity Street (rear entrance). More information about voting can be obtained by calling 973-579-0900 or by visiting the Clerk’s Website at

2017 Gubernatorial Statements

Want to know what New Jersey’s candidates for Governor have in store for you?

The NJ Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act, N.J.S.A. 19:44A-37, allows candidates for the office of Governor to provide a statement, not exceeding 500 words, to assist the voters of this State in making their determination among the candidates. Click the following link to view the statements that were submitted:  2017 Gubernatorial Statements

In Effect May 1 – Recording Cover Page required on all land recordings

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