Ocean County Certificate of Trust Form (New Jersey)

All Ocean County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Certificate of Trust Form

Ocean County Certificate of Trust Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Ocean County compliant document last validated/updated 7/10/2024

Certificate of Trust Guide

Ocean County Certificate of Trust Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Ocean County compliant document last validated/updated 3/7/2024

Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Ocean County Completed Example of the Certificate of Trust Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Ocean County compliant document last validated/updated 7/18/2024

When using these Certificate of Trust forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Ocean County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Ocean County Courthouse

118 Washington St / PO Box 2191, Toms River, New Jersey 08753 / 08754-2101

Hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm M-F

Phone: 732-929-2018

Ocean County Mall

Hooper Ave (Near JC Penney), Toms River, New Jersey 08753

Hours: Open daily during regular mall hours

Phone: 732-288-7777

Northern Ocean County

Resource Center - 225 Fourth St, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701

Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm M-F

Phone: 732-370-8850

Southern Service Center

179 S Main St, Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050

Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm M-F

Phone: 609-597-1500

Local jurisdictions located in Ocean County include:

  • Barnegat
  • Barnegat Light
  • Bayville
  • Beach Haven
  • Beachwood
  • Brick
  • Forked River
  • Island Heights
  • Jackson
  • Lakehurst
  • Lakewood
  • Lanoka Harbor
  • Lavallette
  • Little Egg Harbor Twp
  • Manahawkin
  • Manchester Township
  • Mantoloking
  • New Egypt
  • Normandy Beach
  • Ocean Gate
  • Pine Beach
  • Point Pleasant Beach
  • Seaside Heights
  • Seaside Park
  • Toms River
  • Tuckerton
  • Waretown
  • West Creek

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Ocean County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Ocean County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Ocean County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Ocean County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Certificate of Trust forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Ocean County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Ocean County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by New Jersey or Ocean County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Ocean County Certificate of Trust forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Trusts in New Jersey are governed by the New Jersey Uniform Trust Code (NJSA 3B:31). A trust is an estate planning vehicle whereby one person (the settlor) transfers assets to another person (the trustee), who holds them for the benefit of another (the beneficiary). The settlor establishes the terms of the trust in an unrecorded document called a trust instrument.

When a trustee enters into a transaction involving real property held in the trust, additional documentation confirming the trustee's authority to act on behalf of the trust may be requested. To maintain the trust's privacy, the trustee may provide a certificate of trust under 3B:3-81 to parties outside of the trust arrangement instead of furnishing the entire trust instrument.

The certificate, signed by all acting trustees of the trust in the presence of a notary public, provides the recipient with only the information about the trust necessary for the transaction at hand. Recipients of a certificate may rely on the information provided within as factual (requesting the entire trust instrument opens the recipient to certain liabilities under 3B:31-81(g)). The document certifies that the trust is in existence and that the trustee has authority to act in the transaction for which the certificate is being presented.

The form gives the trust's name and date of execution and the settlor's identity. Other requirements include the name and address of each acting trustee, a description of the relevant powers conferred upon the trustee by the trust instrument, and, in the case of co-trustees, identification of the trustees having authority to sign trust documents, and how many of the total trustees are required to exercise trustee powers. Recipients of a certificate of trust can request the excerpts from the trust instrument that designate the trustee and confer the specific powers that enable the trustee to enter into the transaction at hand (3B:31-81(e)).

As the document is used in transactions involving real property, it should also include the legal description, complete with municipality and county and tax map reference, of the subject real estate.

In addition, the certificate identifies the trust as either irrevocable or revocable, and who, if any, has a power to revoke the trust, as well as the name by which the trust will hold title to acquired assets. Finally, it includes a statement that the trust has not been modified in any way that invalidates the certified statements contained within the document.

Consult a lawyer with any questions regarding certifications of trust.

(New Jersey COT Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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