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Recorder Offices in Atlantic County

Atlantic County Clerk
5901 Main Street, Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330
Monday and Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:45 PM; Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30 AM - 4:15PM
Phone: (609) 641-7867 and (609) 625-4011
Atlantic County Clerk   5901 Main Street,  Mays Landing, New Jersey, 08330

 
 
 
Atlantic County Recorder of Deeds
Atlantic County Recorder Information
The recorder in Atlantic County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
Recording Fees
To record a deed, the fee is $40 for the first page and $10 for each additional printed page, and any realty transfer tax due.

To record a mortgage, assignment of mortgage, or discharge of mortgage the fee is $30 for the first page and $10 for each additional page.

For an assignment of mortgage or discharge of mortgage there is an additional $10 for each mortgage noted within the document.

The fee for a cancellation of mortgage is $20. Re-recorded mortgages are $30.

The realty transfer tax fees must be paid at the time of recording and are as follows:
$2 per $500 of consideration in excess of $150,000;
$3.35 per $500 of consideration not in excess of $150,000 but not more than $200,000;
$3.90 per $500 of consideration in excess of $200,000 but not more than $350,000.

For considerations in excess of that amount, see the New Jersey treasury’s website.

Reduced rates apply to senior citizens, blind or disabled persons and on property that is low/moderate-income housing.
Document Formatting Requirements
• All deeds recorded in New Jersey (with the exception of Sheriff’s Deeds) must have the appropriate Seller’s Residency Form attached.

• Deeds with a consideration over $1 million must also have an Affidavit of Consideration for the buyer with the necessary Realty Transfer Tax.

• The grantor(s) names must be included on all deeds. The grantor(s) name must be typed or printed beneath the signature. All grantor(s) signatures must be acknowledged. Acknowledgments must include the state and county in which it was taken.

• On all deeds, the grantee(s) name and address is required.

• The amount of consideration should be clearly stated either within the deed, the acknowledgment, or the affidavit of consideration, plus the balance of any assumed mortgage.

• The current tax lot and block numbers of the municipality where the property is located, preceded by the words ‘from the current official tax map of _______________.’

• The document and the acknowledgment must be dated.

• The acknowledgment must contain the name(s) of the person(s) who appeared before the official taking the acknowledgment. Additionally, the acknowledgment must be signed by an attorney or notary public with their name, title, expiration date, and jurisdiction typed or printed beneath their signature.

• Documents must include the signature of the preparer on the first page. This can be given in the following form: ‘Prepared by NAME,’ with their name typed or printed underneath.

• An affidavit of consideration is required to be recorded with all deeds claiming exemption or partial exemption from the New Jersey Realty Transfer Tax. The affidavit must contain the following information: amount of consideration; the reason for full exemption must be written out; the appropriate a, b, c, or d box must be completed for partial exemption; signed by deponent; name and address of grantor and deponent; notarized with the name, title, jurisdiction, and expiration date of the notary typed, stamped, or printed beneath the signature. Complete instructions can be found on the back of the affidavit form.

MORTGAGES

• To record a mortgage, include the mortgagor(s) and mortgagee(s) full name.

• Include a property description, which must state the municipality the property is located in within Atlantic County. The property address is not a sufficient property description.

• Documents should have the signature of the mortgagor(s), with the name printed underneath. The mortgagor(s) signature must be acknowledged. Acknowledgment must include state and county where it was taken, must be dated, and must contain the name(s) of the person(s) who appeared before the person taking the acknowledgment.

• The acknowledgment must be signed by an attorney or notary public with their name, title, expiration date, and jurisdiction typed or printed beneath the signature.

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE

• To record an assignment of mortgage, include the full names of the assignor and assignee.

• The document should include the book and page number (only for mortgages recorded prior to 3/2000) or instrument number (for all mortgages recorded after 3/2000) of each mortgage being assigned. The recording information of any re-recorded mortgages must also be included.

• The signature(s) of assignor should have name(s) and title, when applicable, typed or printed beneath the signature.

• The assignor(s) signature must be acknowledged. Acknowledgment must include state and county where it was taken, must be dated, and must contain the name(s) of the person(s) who appeared before the person taking the acknowledgment.

• The acknowledgment must be signed by an attorney or notary public with their name, title, expiration date, and jurisdiction typed or printed beneath the signature.

• The document should include a property description.

DISCHARGE OF MORTGAGE

• Documents must include the complete names of the mortgagor and mortgagee/assignee.

• The document should include the book and page number (only for mortgages recorded prior to 3/2000) or instrument number (for all mortgages recorded after 3/2000) of each mortgage being assigned. The recording information of any re-recorded mortgages must also be included.

• The signature of the mortgagee or last assignee of the mortgage should be in the document.

• The names and titles of all parties signing the document must be printed beneath the signatures.

• The signatures must be acknowledged.

CANCELLATION OF MORTGAGE

To cancel a mortgage in New Jersey, the legal holders of the mortgage must sign a statement on the original recorded mortgage document. This statement cannot be on a separate page or on the note. The following form is acceptable:

DATE

Satisfaction of the within mortgage having been received in full, the County Clerk of Atlantic County, New Jersey, is hereby authorized and Requested to cancel same of record.

___________________________________
(Signature(s) of ALL legal mortgage holders)

All signatures must have the name and title, if applicable, typed or printed underneath.

RE-RECORDED DOCUMENTS

• Reason for re-recording should be clearly stated at the top of the document.

• All changes should be initialed.

• A new acknowledgment (with a new date) is needed for the document.

• The complete ‘original’ recorded document must be re-recorded along with any new pages.

• A deed being re-recorded needs an affidavit of exemption if the realty fee was paid at the time of the original recording. It will also need a seller’s residency form if the original recording did not have one.
 
E-Recording
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Forms
Atlantic County Real Estate Deed Forms

Quit Claim Deed Form
Warranty Deed Form
Special Warranty Deed Form
Bargain and Sale Deed Form
Easement Deed Form
Correction Deed Form
Supplemental Documents

Affidavit of Consideration for use by Buyer
Gross Income Tax (GIT)
 
 
 
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