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Recorder Offices in Ocean County

Ocean County Clerk
P.O. Box 2191, Toms River, New Jersey 08754-2101
8:00am and 4:30pm.M-F
Phone: (732) 929-2018 or Toll Free: 1-800-722-0291
Ocean County Clerk   P.O. Box 2191,  Toms River, New Jersey,  08754-2101

Ocean County Mall (Near JC Penney)
Hooper Avenue, Toms River, New Jersey 08753
Open daily during regular Mall hours.
Phone: 732-288-7777
Ocean County Mall (Near JC Penney)   Hooper Avenue, Toms River, New Jersey, 08753

Northern Ocean County - Resource Center
225 4th Street , Lakewood, New Jersey 08701
Monday thru Friday except holidays. 8am - 4:30pm
Phone: 732-370-8850
Northern Ocean County - Resource Center  225 4th Street ,  Lakewood, New Jersey, 08701

Southern Ocean County - Stafford Business Park
379 Haywood Road, Bldg 106 , Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050
Monday thru Friday except holidays. 8am - 4:30pm
Phone: 609-597-1500
Southern Ocean County - Stafford Business Park  379 Haywood Road, Bldg 106 ,  Manahawkin, New Jersey, 08050

 
 
 
Ocean County Recorder of Deeds
Ocean County Recorder Information
The recorder in Ocean County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
Recording Fees
To record the first page of a mortgage, mortgage discharge, or an assignment, the fee is $30 for the first page. Each additional page (one side) is $10. A marginal notation is $10. Each additional assignment or release is $10.

A mortgage cancellation is $20.

Indexing any recorded instrument in excess of five names is $6 per name.

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.

A Doc-Drop box is located in front of the Ocean County Courthouse, Curbside, Washington Street. All real estate ownership/transfer documents can be placed in a sealed envelope and placed in the drop box 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Documents will be processed on the next regular business day.
Document Formatting Requirements
• Real property documents should be submitted on 8.5x11 inch white paper or 8.5x14 inch white paper.

• Documents must be in English or accompanied by an English translation.

• Document must be acknowledged according to Title 46 of the New Jersey revised statutes.

• Names should be printed beneath all signatures contained in the document.

• The name of the person who prepared the deed should be provided.

• If the transfer is of real property upon which there is new construction, the words “NEW CONSTRUCTION” in upper case lettering shall be printed clearly at the top of the first page. An affidavit by the grantor stating that there is new construction upon the property shall be appended to the deed.

If the transfer is subject to any fee, it must have the following: a statement of true consideration, the acknowledgment, the proof of the execution, or an appended affidavit by one of the parties to the deed or that party’s legal representative.

A document submitted for recording may be accompanied by a cover sheet. The form for a separate cover sheet is available at every recording office and on a website maintained by the Division of Archives and Records Management. The cover sheet shall include: the nature of the document, the date of the document, the names of the parties to the document and any other names by which the document is to be indexed, the lot and block number or other real property tax designation or a statement that the information is unavailable, the consideration for the conveyance, and the mailing address of the grantee. For an assignment, release, or satisfaction of mortgage, state the book and page number or the document identifying number.

If a cover sheet or electronic synopsis is not provided by the submitter, the recording office will charge an additional $20.

The mailing address of the grantee is required. If the real property has been subdivided, the reference shall be preceded by the words “part of.” If no lot and block or account number has been assigned to the real property, the deed shall state the fact. If the document is an assignment, release, or satisfaction of mortgage or an agreement representing a mortgage, it should state the book and page number or the document identifying number of the mortgage to which it relates if the mortgage has been given a number.

The following forms are available on the Ocean County Clerk’s website: RTF-1 Realty Transfer Tax Affidavit of Consideration or Exemption, RTF-1EE Realty Transfer Tax Affidavit of Consideration for use by buyers, and Realty Transfer Fees.
 
E-Recording
We may be able to e-record your deed documents in Ocean County, Click Here for more information.
Forms
Ocean 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)
 
 
 
Information
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