Year: 2021

Tech upgrade results in temporary interruption of onsite record searches

The County Clerk’s Office is currently undergoing a major technology upgrade. Unfortunately, that upgrade resulted in some incompatibilities, temporarily limiting access to our onsite digitized land records.

We apologize for this inconvenience and want you to know our information technology staff are working hard to correct the problem. In the interim, land records recorded from 1950 to present can be viewed via our web search engine. Records prior to 1950 can be searched in our records room in book/paper form.

If you’re planning to visit the Clerk’s Office to search onsite records, please call ahead to confirm the system is working properly (973-579-0900) before making the trip.

Sussex County Ballot Drop Box Locations

  1. Sussex County Clerk’s Office, Newton
  2. Andover Township Municipal Building
  3. Byram Township Municipal Building
  4. Frankford Township Municipal Building
  5. Franklin Borough Municipal Building
  6. Fredon Township Civic Center
  7. Hampton Township Municipal Building
  8. Hardyston Township Municipal Building
  9. Hopatcong Borough Municipal Building
  10. Montague Township Municipal Building
  11. Sandyston Township Municipal Building
  12. Sparta Township Municipal Building
  13. Vernon Township Municipal Building
  14. Wantage Township Municipal Building

The ballot boxes will be monitored (security camera surveillance) and will have daily pickups by the County Board of Elections.

Ballot positions to be drawn Aug 9 at 3 p.m.

An official drawing to determine ballot position for races on this November’s general election will be conducted at the County Clerk’s Office August 9th at 3 p.m.

Because County Clerk Jeff Parrott is running for office this year and his name is on the ballot, Deputy Clerk Angela Rosa will be conducting the draw in his place.

The draw will first determine which of the two major parties will appear in first position on the ballot, and then will determine order among candidates in specific races.

Once available, the result of the drawings will be posted to the Clerk’s website under “Who’s On the Ballot.”

Nat’l Passport Center experiencing major delays

The Department of State has advised that the routine turnaround for a passport application to be processed by the National Passport Center is currently up to 18 weeks. Expedited service is available for an additional $60; the processing time for expedited service is currently up to 12 weeks.

If you’re thinking about traveling outside the U.S. please plan accordingly. Visit travel.state.gov for processing time updates.

The Sussex County Clerk’s Office is a passport acceptance agency for the U.S. Department of State. Citizens may apply at the Clerk’s Office in Newton for a United States Passport Book or Passport Card.