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Recorder Offices in Monmouth County

Monmouth County Clerk
33 Mechanic Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728
8:30 to 4:30 M-F
Phone: (732) 683-8740 or (732) 431-7324
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Monmouth County New Jersey Register of Deeds
Monmouth County Recorder Information
The recorder in Monmouth County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
Recording Fees
The fee to record a deed is $40 for the first page, and $10 for each additional page. Marginal notations are $10. When recording a deed, the transfer tax is due at the time of recording.

A mortgage has a $30 recording fee for the first page, and $10 for each additional page. Marginal notations are $10. Each additional book and page is $10.

Separate checks must be used for recording fees and realty transfer fee. Checks should be made payable to the ‘Monmouth County Clerk.’

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
Deeds prepared in Monmouth County must be for real property located within Monmouth County.

• Deeds must be included a printed and signed signature of the preparer of the document, along with the date the deed was prepared and acknowledged.

• The grantor(s) and grantee(s) name and address must be included. The grantor’s signature must be acknowledged by a notary public or other qualified person.

• A statement for the true consideration of the value (the selling price) must be included.

• A complete legal description of the property needs to be included on the face of the deed. This should include metes, bounds, tax lot, and block number.

• Any appropriate gross income tax forms should be submitted along with the deed.

• An appropriate affidavit of consideration (buyer/seller) should be included.

• Deeds need to have a return name and address so that the document can be returned after it has been recorded.
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