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.
The Office of the County Clerk will continue to process passport applications, however passport photos will no longer be taken until further notice.
The Clerk’s Office is experiencing delays in the recording of its land documents — which now may take as much as 6-8 weeks from the time of receipt.
Please know that Clerk staff are working hard to meet demand. We ask your patience during these trying times.
Sussex County Clerk Offices Closed January 1, 2021, New Year’s Day
Sussex County Clerk Offices Closed December 24 and December 25, 2020, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Sussex County Clerk’s office will be closed December 17 due to inclement weather.
Sussex County Clerk Offices Closed Friday, December 11, 2020 from 12:30-2 p.m.
- Andover Borough Municipal Building
- Andover Township Municipal Building
- Frankford Township Municipal Building
- Franklin Borough Municipal Building
- Fredon Township Civic Center
- Hardyston Township Municipal Building
- Hopatcong Borough Municipal Building
- Montague Township Municipal Building
- Newton Municipal Building
- Sandyston Township Municipal Building
- Sparta Township Municipal Building
- Vernon Township Municipal Building
- Wantage Township Municipal Building
The ballot boxes will be monitored (security camera surveillance) and will have daily pickups by the County Board of Elections.
County Clerk Jeff Parrott announced that his office will be open extended hours on Saturday, July 4th from 9 a.m. to noon to accommodate in-person voting. The Board of Elections will be in to receive voted ballots during those hours as well.
While it’s too late for the Clerk’s Office to mail ballots to voters after June 30th, anyone who did not already receive a mail-in ballot or who won’t be able to make it to the polls on Election Day can still apply for a ballot in person at the Clerk’s Office during regular office hours up through July 7th.
Voters applying in person need to wear a mask and must maintain social distancing once they arrive.
The County Clerk’s Office is located on the main floor of the Cochran House Building at 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 www.sussexcountyclerk.org.