Lookup Public Records in Essex CountyNew Jersey. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Essex County, New Jersey Overview

Essex County is located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The county was formed in 1683 and named after the county of Essex in England. The county seat is Newark. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2010, the county has a population of approximately 783,969 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 129.631 square miles of which 126.212 square miles is land and 3.419 square miles is water. Essex County borders the following counties: Passaic County, New Jersey to the north; Bergen County, New Jersey to the east; Hudson County, New Jersey to the east; Union County, New Jersey to the south and Morris County, New Jersey to the west. Essex County has 32 zip codes. The zip codes are 07109, 07003, 07006, 07009, 07017, 07018, 07021, 07004, 07028, 07111, 07039, 07040, 07041, 07042, 07043, 07102, 07103, 07104, 07105, 07106, 07107, 07108, 07112, 07114, 07110, 07050, 07068, 07078, 07079, 07083, 07044 and 07052. The most populated zip code is 07111.

Essex County Register of Deeds and Mortgage’s Office Information

The Essex County Register of Deeds and Mortgage’s Office preserves and records property transactions for all 22 municipalities within the County. A copy of every deed and mortgage recorded since 1637 is on file in the Register’s Office. These documents are preserved in the Record Room. This section of the office is open to interested citizens, attorneys, title searchers, historians and genealogists for their research, reference and study. This office also maintains documents pertaining to mortgages and transactions for liens, foreclosures, mortgage cancellations as well as discharges for veterans.

Since December 1988, the recording and indexing of all documents has been computerized which has simplified the indexing process and significantly reduced the turnaround time for recording, copying, and returning documents to senders. The documents are scanned and archived in image format, which are later available to the public on computer in the office only, but not online. Maps of Essex County’s 22 municipalities are filed here along with minor and major subdivisions of property within the County. Paper copies may be obtained for a fee.

Documents the Office Records are as follows:

  • Acceptance of Streets
  • Assignment of Lease and Rents
  • Assignment of Mortgage
  • Cancellation of Mortgage
  • Certificate of Tax Sale
  • Deed, Declaration of Taking
  • Discharge of Mortgage
  • Disclaimer
  • Federal Lien
  • In Rem Lis Pendens
  • Lis Pendens Amendment
  • Lis PendensLis Pendens Discharge of Release
  • Lis Pendens Foreclosure &
  • Recovery
  • Lis Pendens Recover Only
  • Map
  • Mortgage
  • Notice of Settlement
  • Power of Attorney
  • Redemption of Tax Sale
  • Release of Estate Lien
  • Release of Federal Lien
  • Release of Lis Pendens/In Rem Foreclosure
  • Release, Postponement, Subordination, Modification
  • UCC Amendment
  • UCC Assignment
  • UCC Continuation
  • UCC Release
  • UCC Termination
  • UCC 1 First Recording
  • UCC 3 Party
  • Vacation of Roads
  • Veteran Discharge
  • Warrant to Satisfy Judgement
  • Warranty Deed

    Essex County Register of Deeds and Mortgage’s Office Website:

    The physical address of the Essex County Register of Deeds and Mortgage’s Office is:

    Office of the Essex County Register of Deeds and Mortgages
    Hall of Records – Room 130
    465 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
    Newark, NJ 07102
    Email: info@essexregister.com
    Phone: (973) 621-4960
    Fax: (973) 621-2590
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Hon. Dana Rone is the Register of Deeds of Essex County. She can be contacted at (973) 621-4960 or emailed at info@essexregister.com

    Essex County Clerk’s Office Information

    The Essex County Clerk’s Office provides the following services:

    Ceremonies as of:

  • Civil Unions
  • Oaths of Office
  • Weddings

    Election Services:

  • Elected Officials
  • Election Information
  • Election Results
  • Petitions
  • Vote by Mail
  • Voter Registration
  • Voter Registration Lists

    Identification Services:

  • Essex County Resident ID
  • Senior Citizen Courtesy Identification Card
  • Youth Resident ID

    Passport Services:

  • New Passport
  • Renew Passport
  • Rush Service

    Records Services:

  • Business Trade Names
  • Inheritance Tax Waivers
  • Liens and Judgments
  • Religious Corporations
  • Trade Name Search

    Registration Services:

  • Notary Public License
  • Physicians License
  • Veterans Peddler License

    Essex County Clerk’s Office Website:

    The physical address of the Essex County Clerk’s Office is:

    465 Martin Luther King Blvd. room 247
    Newark, NJ 07102-0690
    Email: info@essexclerk.com
    Phone: (973) 621-4921
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Christopher J. Durkin is the County Clerk of Essex County. He can be contacted at (973) 621-4921 or emailed at info@essexclerk.com

    Essex, NJ Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009846,106
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200918,821
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20094,164
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,759
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,399
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009598
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20093,241
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200920,529
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20093,401
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20095,600
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,267
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200937,585
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20092,705
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20094,372
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200952,819
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200984,566
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091,504
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,600
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200924,895
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200918,490
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200917,070
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20093,804
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20094,731
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20091,425
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200923,741
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20092,867
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,139
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20094,225
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,431
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200946,965
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009413,567

    Essex County Clerk’s Office

    Address: 465 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #408, Newark, NJ 07102, United States
    Phone: 973-621-4921

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