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

Horse & Plow Newsletter

Check out our latest edition of Horse & Plow newsletter! The “Horse & Plow” is released quarterly and archived editions available to download.

Carneys Point Special Run off Special Election Official Results

The official results are in for the run-off election between Charles C. Newton and Joseph F. Racite for Carneys Point Township Committee.

Filing for Publicly Elected Positions 2015

To file for a position on Township Committee, Borough Council, City Council, Mayor of a Borough or Mayor of a City. Download all necessary forms here.

Annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony

ALL VETERANS WELCOME! Ceremony to be held on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2014, in the Old Salem County Courthouse in the City of Salem at 10:00 A.M.

History of Churches in Salem County

Salem County Clerk Gilda Gill announces a forthcoming publication of the History of Churches in Salem County and requests information from local congregations.

Salem County veterans share memories of their service in the Korean War

Veterans reminisce at the Salem County Clerk’s Korean War Veterans Remembrance Day Luncheon.

1st Annual Salem County Veterans Picnic

When: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 from 12pm – 4pm
Where: Salem County Fairgrounds, Route 40, Woodstown

Annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony BOOKLET

Veterans, remember to bring your original DD-214 Discha […]

Enjoy the Delaware City – Salem Ferry!

FUN – HISTORY – NATURE If you have not yet […]

2014 Giant Pumpkin Carve Benefiting Meals on Wheels

Fun for the whole family!
October 10 – 12, 2014 at the Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown, NJ