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.
View list of school board candidates who successfully filed a petition with the County Clerk. The deadline to file a petition to run as a school board candidate in the upcoming Nov. 2, 2021 general election was 4 p.m. July 26.
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.
This notice is to advise that the Clerk’s ROAM site will experience a temporary interruption in its land records search platform. A planned update is scheduled for Friday, July 9 from approximately 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. during which time the search function will be unavailable to customers. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, but ask that you plan accordingly. Thank you.
The Sussex County Clerk’s Office will be open on Sat., June 5th from 9 a.m. to noon to accommodate voters who can’t make it to the polls for Tuesday’s Primary elections, or who missed the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot.
Here’s what you need to know:
The deadline to apply by mail for a mailed ballot has passed.
Registered voters can still apply for a paper ballot in person at the Sussex County Clerk’s Office Mon-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. up until 3 p.m. the Monday before Election Day (6/7th).
The Sussex County Clerk’s Office is located in the Cochran House Professional Building at 83 Spring St., Suite 304, in Newton.
Call 973-579-0900, ext 1507 for more information.
Sussex County Clerk Offices Closed May 31, 2021, Memorial Day
See What’s On the Ballot in your town. If you’re a registered voter of either the Democratic or Republican Party, don’t forget to vote in your party’s primary election on Tuesday, June 8th.
NOTE! If your registered voter status is “unaffiliated” you can show up at your polling place on Election Day, declare a party, and vote right away.
The polls are open again this June for in-person voting on voting machines. You will be mailed a sample ballot on or before June 2nd; your polling place will appear in a red box on the front of your sample ballot.
If you prefer to vote early by mail, submit an Application For Vote By Mail Ballot to your county clerk. Mailed applications must be received by the Clerk no later than 7 days before Election Day.
The Republican and Democratic primary elections are being held on June 8th this year, and voters will once again be able to cast their vote in person at the polls.
Polls will be open TUESDAY, JUNE 8 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For those voters who prefer to vote by mail — that is always an option. Click Here for more information on how to request a vote-by-mail ballot from your County Clerk’s Office.
Sample ballots for the June 8th elections will be mailed to voters about one week before Election Day. If you want to know now who’s on the ballot in your community, get a sneak peek on our website HERE.
After a brief closure due to an instance of COVID in the workplace, the County Clerk’s administrative office and records room are once again open to the public, with full services available.
Due to an instance of COVID19 in the workplace, the County Clerk’s Office administrative offices and records room will be closed to the public until further notice. Please check our website or call 973-579-0900 for updates.
We apologize for any inconvenience.