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

Somerset County, New Jersey Overview

Somerset County is located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The county was formed in 1688 and named after the county of Somerset in England. The county seat is Somerville. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2010, the county has a population of approximately 323,444 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 304.86 square miles of which 301.81 square miles is land and 3.04 square miles is water. Somerset County borders the following counties: Morris County, New Jersey to the north; Union County, New Jersey to the east; Middlesex County, New Jersey to the southeast; Mercer County, New Jersey to the south and Hunterdon County, New Jersey to the west. Somerset County has 32 zip codes. The zip codes are 07920, 07921, 08502, 07924, 08805, 08807, 08812, 07931, 08821, 08823, 07934, 08844, 08528, 07939, 08835, 08836, 08853, 07977, 07060, 07062, 07063, 07979, 08540, 08869, 08553, 08558, 08873, 08876, 08880, 07059, 07069 and 08890. The most populated zip code is 08873.

Somerset County Tax Board Office Information

The primary functions of the Somerset County Tax Board Office are as follows:

  • Maintaining all county records on taxable property.
  • Supervising and directing all municipal tax assessors.
  • Approving all assessments and orders revaluations when necessary in order to maintain tax equity for all citizens.
  • Hearing appeals filed by taxpayers on their assessments and orders changes.

    To look up sales information to help verify comparable sales, you may find the below link helpful:

    To search for assessment information and tax records, click the following link:

    Somerset County Tax Board Office Website:

    The mailing address of the Somerset County Tax Board Office is:

    20 Grove Street
    P.O. Box 3000
    Somerville, NJ 08876

    The physical address of the Somerset County Tax Board Office is:

    27 Warren Street, 4th Floor
    Somerville, NJ 08876
    Email: TaxBoard@co.somerset.nj.us
    Phone: (908) 541-5701
    Fax: (908) 685-0956
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Robert M. Vance is the Tax Administrator of Somerset County. He can be contacted at (908) 541-5701 or emailed at TaxBoard@co.somerset.nj.us

    Somerset County Clerk’s Office Information

    The primary responsibilities of the County Clerk’s Office are to record land records and related legal documents that deal with land situated in Somerset County. The County Clerk is also does the following:

  • Administers oath to notary’s public.
  • Takes and processes passport applications.
  • Records trade/business name certificates.
  • Files military discharges.
  • Issues honorable discharge identification card to veterans.
  • Issues veterans’ peddlers licenses and files sub-division maps.
  • Receives petitions and designs sample ballots, machine ballots and vote-by-mail ballots for elections.
  • Issues vote-by-mail ballots, tabulates election returns and issues certificates of election.
  • Filing and recording of all documents affecting real property ownership and transfer within Somerset County, including deeds, mortgages, tax liens, and their related documents.

    This Somerset County Clerk’s Office has a Records Room that is open to the public. All documents are available for public inspection and retrieval. To search for Somerset County land records online, visit the following link below:

    Somerset County Clerk’s Office Website:

    The mailing address of the Somerset County Clerk’s Office is:

    P.O. Box 3000
    Somerville, NJ 08876

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

    20 Grove Street,
    Somerville, NJ 08876
    Email: CountyClerk@co.somerset.nj.us
    Phone: (908) 231-7013
    Fax: (908) 575-3930
    Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, 8:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Steve Peter is the County Clerk of Somerset County. He can be contacted at (908) 231-7013 or emailed at CountyClerk@co.somerset.nj.us

    Somerset, NJ Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009388,994
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200915,882
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20092,567
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,421
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,485
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,168
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20094,912
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200920,492
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092,263
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20094,743
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,139
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200941,596
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20092,171
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20095,999
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200944,586
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200955,276
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091,658
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,324
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200925,927
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20092,669
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20098,121
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,920
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20095,004
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20093,289
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20093,323
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20092,210
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009774
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20094,201
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,782
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20093,701
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009104,137

    Somerset County Clerk’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 20 Grove St, Somerville, NJ 08876, United States
    Phone: 908-231-7006

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