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LAND RECORDINGS - The Office of the County Clerk is responsible for the filing and recording of all documents affecting real property ownership and transfer within Somerset County, including deeds, mortgages, and their related documents, as well as tax liens. This office houses a Records Room that is open to the public. All documents are available for public inspection and retrieval. Although by law the staff cannot conduct a title search, they will familiarize the public with the computerized recording and indexing system. The Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey offers a comprehensive recording reference manual that contains recording requirements including statutory references, tax calculations, recording fees, explanation of acknowledgments as well as a glossary of terms.

*IMPORTANT UPDATE: Effective May 1, 2017 all documents submitted for recording, including e-recordings, will require a cover sheet. The cover sheet is part of the submitted land record and is included in the calculation of recording fees.    Please note however that while a flat fee document does require a cover sheet, there will be no additional charge for these document types.

Please note that the cover sheet is specific to the county where the document is being recorded. Our form is available below as a fillable PDF.

Somerset County Cover Sheet

COANJ reference manual

Recording Fees- The following fees include the $3 Homelessness Trust Fund, effective on June 1, 2010.  
We charge an additional $6 for each name indexed after the first 5 names and $10 for each additional marginal notation. 

Please note : Jane Smith and Mr. Jane Smith count as one name only. 

Please click here to print the recording fees.

Deed, Right of Way, Easement, Final Judgment, Agreement Deed with Noting & Declaration of Taking 

First Page

$43.00

Each Additional Page 

$10.00

Agreement Deed & Stream Encroachment 

First Page 

$33.00

Each Additional Page 

$10.00

Lease Agreement & Contract of Sale 

First Page 

$30.00

Each Additional Page 

$10.00

Mortgage, Power of Attorney, Tax Sale Certificate, Restrictive Covenant & Claim of Lien  

First Page 

$33.00

Each Additional Page 

$10.00

Assignment of Mortgage & Assignment of Leases & Rents    

First Page 

$40.00

Each Additional Page 

$10.00

Discharge, Satisfaction, Release, Release of Partial Mortgage, Postponement, Subordination, Modification & Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate   

First Page 

$43.00

Each Additional Page

$10.00

Notice of Settlement (two parties) 

$20.00

Notice of Settlement (three parties) 

$40.00

Notice of Settlement Discharge 

$25.00

Cancellation (Mortgage & Tax Sale Certificates) 

$23.00

Subdivision Maps (per page)  

$55.00

Federal Tax Lien & Release of Federal Tax Lien 

$25.00

Inheritance Tax Waiver 

$15.00 

Disclaimer

$15.00

Construction Lien Claim & Construction Notice of Unpaid Balance 

$15.00

Discharge of Construction Lien Claim 

$20.00

Discharge of Construction Lien by Bond 

$25.00

Lis Pendens to Foreclose a Lien 

$40.00

Lis Pendens Other   

First Page

$33.00

Each Additional Page 

$10.00

Discharge of Lis Pendens 

$40.00

UCC, UCC Term, UCC Cont, UCC Assign, UCC Amend & UCC Rel (Secured Transactions) $25.00 

 

If you have any questions regarding our recording fees, please send us an email at CountyClerk@co.somerset.nj.us.