FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

MORTGAGES

QUESTION:  Mortgage Recorded before 2002

I am trying to locate records showing a purchased in 1999.   When searching it does not seem to allow any records before 2002 to be found?

ANSWER: Currently, Cumberland County Land Records are digitized and searchable online  back to the year 2002.  Prior years can be found in our Record Vault located at the County Courthouse in Bridgeton.

QUESTION:  Lost Mortgage Affidavits

Does your county/state file lost mortgage affidavits?  If not, would you file one if it were accompanied by a release of mortgage?

 ANSWER: In this situation, each document is considered on a case by case basis.  Please contact our office for further instruction, 856-453-4860 or email us at ccclerknj@co.cumberland.nj.us.

UCC3

QUESTION:  UCC3 protocol and copy request

I submitted an assignment and two UCC3 assignments for recording back in January.  I received the recorded assignment, but I did not receive the UCCs back.  My guess is that your county obtains the originals.  Would it be possible to get a copy?

 ANSWER:  UCC3 originals are maintained in this office.  If you require a copy, please contact our office for further instruction, 856-453-4860 or email at ccclerknj@co.cumberland.nj.us.  

PROPERTY DEEDS

QUESTION: Transferring Name of Property Deed

My father left me his house in his will, I’m also the executor of his estate.  How do I transfer my name to the property deed?

ANSWER:   This is a simple process.  As long as you are listed in the will and the executor of the estate.  No appointment is necessary.  We always have staff on hand to assist you with your questions.   Our doors are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 with extended hours on Tuesdays until 7:00 p.m.

QUESTION: Deed dated 1915

I have come across a deed that belonged to my Grandfather’s brother. It states in the township of Landis in the county of Cumberland NJ, Borough of Pleasantville.    What can I do to check on this?

ANSWER:  It’s very common for our citizens to visit our Record Vault to do historical and genealogical research.  Our doors are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 with extended hours on Tuesdays until 7:00 p.m.    We always have staff on hand to assist you with your research.

QUESTION: Copy of Property Deed

How do we go about obtaining a copy of the deed to our property?

ANSWER:  Currently, Cumberland County Land Records are digitized and searchable online back to the year 2002.  Prior years can be found in our Record Vault located at the County Courthouse in Bridgeton.

QUESTION: Book and pages

Do you have a link for the public to get deed book and page on line?  I don’t see it on website?

ANSWER:  You can try to locate the book and page at www.njactb.org.  If you are still having difficulty, please contact our office at 856-453-4860.

QUESTION:  Property Information Request

I am trying to obtain foreclosure information on a property located in Bridgeton.

ANSWER:  The Cumberland County Clerk’s Office does not have foreclosure information available. For that information we recommend you contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office or the Superior Court, Chancery Division.

TAX LIENS

QUESTION:  Recording Tax liens

I purchased several tax liens in last month’s Commercial Township auction, and I don’t live in the area- what’s the procedure for getting these recorded?

ANSWER:  All documents should be sent by mail to:  Cumberland County Clerk’s Office 60 West Broad Street, County Courthouse, Bridgeton, NJ 08302.  Be sure to include a cover letter and a check made out to Cumberland County Clerk.  If you are unsure about the fee, please refer to the Fee Chart found at http://ccclerknj.com/land-record-vault/generalrecordingfees/ … or call 856-453-4860.