The Salem County Clerk’s Office records or files more than 150 different types of documents, most of which are related to real property transactions in the county.
Always consult a licensed New Jersey attorney whenever you are contemplating the recording of a document which affects real property ownership. The Salem County Clerk’s Office cannot provide legal advice or prepare legal documents.
Cover Sheet Requirement Effective May 1, 2017
In compliance with P.L. 2011, c. 217 (NJSA 46:26A-5) a cover sheet or an electronic synopsis will be required with all land documents submitted for recording. This requirement becomes effective on May 1, 2017.
For customers who record documents in hard copy format via U.S. Mail, express, courier or over the counter – a cover sheet is required. Here is a link to a PDF fillable cover sheet which may be used with your hard copy documents submitted for recording:
Please make sure that your documents are submitted with a cover sheet after May 1, 2017. A $20.00 Additional Fee Will Be Charged for Documents Submitted Without a Cover Sheet. NJSA 46:26A-5(c) for the cost of indexing the document is charged.
Customers paying by check who submit land documents after May 1, 2017 without the required cover sheet or fee will have their unrecorded documents returned with a letter requesting the additional fee.
A recording agency, the Salem County Clerk’s Office accepts instruments, already prepared, meeting the legal requirements for recording, filing and cancellation. This department records land ownership, mortgage and lien related documents. Business Trade Name Certificates and secured transactions are filed. Satisfied mortgages are canceled or discharged as well as other liens and tax sale certificates.
Recording Services is provided between the hours of 8:30am to 4:00pm. No Transactions after 4:00pm. Phone (856) 935-7510 x8300
Our Record Room is located in the County Clerk’s Office at 110 Fifth Street Suite #200; Salem, NJ 08079. Deeds, mortgages, liens and other land records are available for public inspection. By law, our staff cannot conduct a title search, but will assist the public on how to use the records.
The Record Room is open for searching between 8:30am-4:15pm.
Phone: (856) 935-7510 x8219
Records 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.
Alloway: (856) 935-4080
Carney’s Point: (856) 299-0070 x122
Elmer: (856) 358-8161
Elsinboro: (856) 935-2200 x4031
LAC: (856) 935-1519 x623
Mannington: (856) 935-2359
Oldmans: (856) 299-0780
Penns Grove: (856) 299-0098 x104
Pennsville: (856) 678-3089 x135
Pilesgrove: (856) 769-3222
Pittsgrove: (856) 358-2300 x20
Quinton: (856) 935-2325
Salem: (856) 935-0373
Upper Pittsgrove: (856) 358-8500
Woodstown: (856) 769-2200