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

Sussex County, New Jersey Overview

Sussex County is located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The county was formed in 1753 and named after the county of Sussex in England. The county seat is Newton. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2017, the county has a population of approximately 141,682 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 535.74 square miles of which 519.01 square miles is land and 16.73 square miles is water. Sussex County borders the following counties: Orange County, New York to the northeast (along the boundary line between New York and New Jersey); Passaic County, New Jersey to the east; Morris County, New Jersey to the east and south; Warren County, New Jersey to the southwest; Monroe County, Pennsylvania to the west (for a few hundred yards at the county’s westernmost tip, Walpack Bend in the Delaware River) and Pike County, Pennsylvania to the northwest (along the Delaware River). Sussex County has 21 zip codes. The zip codes are 07821, 07822, 07826, 07416, 07418, 07419, 07421, 07422, 07843, 07848, 07849, 07851, 07827, 07860, 07439, 07871, 07874, 07460, 07461, 07462 and 07881. The most populated zip code is 07860.

Sussex County Clerk’s Office Information

The duties of the County Clerk are numerous with special responsibilities including, but not limited to: Administering the oath of office and certifying notaries; filing Trade Name Certificates; recording documents concerned with the purchase and sale of Real Estate; filing of Military Discharges and issuance of Veteran Identification Cards; filing of Sub-division Maps and Wetlands Riparian Aerial Photos; issuance of Veterans Peddlers Licenses; and the option of performing Wedding Ceremonies.

The County Clerk also plays a key role in the conduct of elections. All petitions for candidates for elective county offices are filed in this office. The County Clerk also draws for ballot position of candidates in the general election. This office is also in charge of printing early voting and sample ballots for the primary and general elections, and receives applications for, and mails, all early voting ballots. The County Clerk acts as clerk of the board of county canvassers and certifies official election results to the New Jersey Secretary of State. The Clerk’s Office is an acceptance agency for the Department of State and assists with the processing of passport applications.

Jeffrey M. Parrott is the County Clerk of Sussex County. Parrott can be contacted at (973) 579-0900 ext. 1500 or via email at info@sussexcountyclerk.org.

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

Hall of Records
Cochran House Building
83 Spring St., Suite 304
Newton, NJ 07860
Phone: (973) 579-0900
Fax: (973) 383-7493
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Filing/Recording Fee Schedule for Sussex County Clerk’s Office:

To access Sussex County Clerk’s Open Public Records Act Forms, visit the following link:

Sussex County Clerk’s Office

Address: 83 Spring St., Suite 304 Newton, NJ 07860
Phone: 973-579-0900, ext. 1500

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