Salem County NJ Clerk’s Office


Founded in 1727, the Salem County NJ Clerk is responsible for Real Estate Recording Services,
Passport Services, Election Supervision, Identification Services, Trade Names, Registration
Notary Public, Genealogical Research & more.


The County Clerk in the State of New Jersey is a county-wide elected Constitutional Officer. The County Clerk is responsible for the administration of a broad range of services including the filing and recording of all documents affecting real estate ownership and transfer, the processing of US Passport applications, assisting individuals who wish to become a Notary Public, issuance of County ID Cards, filing of Business Trade Names, and the supervision of elections.

General Information

The Salem County Clerk also maintains the archival and historic documents of Salem County, including newspapers dating back to the 1800’s. In addition, the County Clerk provides a speaker program to organizations and schools. The County Clerk’s Office is a major source of funding for the County of Salem’s budget. In the past five years, the County Clerks’ Office has added nearly three million dollars in revenue to the county and also has given the State of NJ nearly six million for the state budget.

Please note that the County Clerk is not in charge of Court Records. Please contact the appropriate state office for information related to the Courts. Please note these records are not held by County Clerk. Birth records are kept in the Vital Statistics office of the municipality where born. Marriage Certificates are in the municipality where the marriage was held.

Salem County Clerk’s Office
110 Fifth St., Suite 200
Salem, NJ 08079

Main #: 856.935.7510

News & Announcements

    1st Annual Salem County Veterans Picnic

    When: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 from 12pm - 4pm

    Where: Salem County Fairgrounds, Route 40, Woodstown

    This picnic is completely FREE and open to veterans and their families.

    Events taking place: (More events will be added as they are confirmed.)

    • The Marine Corp "Toys for Tots" - lease bring an unopened toy for donation
    • Drop off point for old/worn American flags, including disposal with the dignity and honor they deserve
    • Information tables related to various Veterans' services
    • Share the moment - Lorraine's Photography will capture all the day's fun
    • Entertainment will be provided - family fun for ALL ages

    Accomodations will be made for all walkers, wheelchairs, etc.

    To make a donation or for more information AND to RSVP, please contact:
    Tami at 856-207-5857 or

    To download the RSVP, click here.


    Horse & Plow Newsletter

    clerk-logo-149x114Check out our latest edition of Horse & Plow newsletter!   The "Horse & Plow" is released quarterly and archived editions available to download.


    Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony BOOKLET

    Faces of War Cover Page

    Salem County Clerk will be Presenting this booklet to the Veterans who appear in the book on Veteran's Day at The Old Salem County Courthouse Courtroom November 11, 2013 during our Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony.


    Veterans, remember to bring your original DD-214 Discharge Papers and register them with the County Clerk's Office, also send us your information for the "Faces of War" Veteran's Book if you haven't done so already.  Click here for the information form.


    Enjoy the Delaware City - Salem Ferry!



    If you have not yet discovered this wonderful treasure in our own backyard, the folks here at the Salem County Clerk's Office wish to introduce you to the Delaware City - Salem Ferry.  This is a wonderful day trip that will entertain and educate the entire family.  Please visit their website and discover some of the rich local history that makes our county rich and historically significant.