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.
Sussex County’s cover sheet can be found here: Recording Cover Page . The form is available as 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 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