County Clerk Celeste M. Riley
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Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic our office is currently operating with a reduced staff.
We are prioritizing our efforts on the recording of mortgages, deeds, and various other documents that are time sensitive in nature.

We are also giving high priority to our Election responsibilities.

All other requests may be delayed and will be worked on as soon as we can reasonably get to them.

We are doing our best to service all requests and appreciate your patience as we navigate through these trying times.

PURSUANT TO STATUE N.J.S.A. 19:23-24 THE COUNTY CLERK IS REQUIRED TO HOLD A DRAWING FOR BALLOT POSITION FOR THE JUNE PRIMARY ELECTION. THE DRAWING IS USUALLY HELD IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE AND IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) OUTBREAK OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. WE ARE WORKING WITH LIMITED STAFF IN THE OFFICE. 

ON THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020 at 3:00 P.M., THE STAFF WILL BE CONDUCTING THE BALLOT DRAWING.  THIS WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON FACEBOOK AND POSTED ON THE COUNTY CLERK’S WEBSITES.

THIS IS THE LINK TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE:

https://www.facebook.com/celesterileyclerk/

These Are The Links To Our Websites:

https://ccclerknj.com/

https://cumberlandcountyvotes.com/

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (856) 453-4860 OR           E-MAIL OUR OFFICE AT CCCLERKNJ@CO.CUMBERLAND.NJ.US.

Our goal during the crisis is to continue offering services without risking the health of Cumberland County residents or our staff. So…

  • Our County Store location at the Cumberland Mall is closed
  • There is no public access to our main office at the Cumberland County Courthouse.

All of our services will be by phone, internet, mail and email only.   

LAND RECORDINGS

All property recording services will continue during normal hours. If you are a frequent submitter, we suggest that you contact one of our e-filing vendors for quick turnaround of recordings.

https://ccclerknj.com/public-land-records/e-recording/

PASSPORT OPERATIONS

New passports and regular passport renewals will be delayed during this COVID-19 emergency (note that the State Department has issued a “Do Not Travel” health advisory for all international travel).

All passport applications for expedited service submitted to the State Department prior to March 18th will be honored with two-to-four-week service.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html

TRADE NAMES, CONSTRUCTION LIENS, CLERKS’ CERTIFICATES & INHERITANCE TAX WAIVERS

Requests should be mailed to the Clerk’s Office for processing. No in-person service will be conducted.

https://ccclerknj.com/services/trade-name-registration/

NOTARIES

Notaries who receive their commission during this time should be advised that the New Jersey Treasury Department has given assurance that the 90-day deadline to be sworn in will be extended.  

http://state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/

FREQUENT LAND RECORDS SUBMITTERS (i.e. law firms and banks)

You are encouraged to use an e-filing service.  Public records can be searched online back to 1987.  If you need a document, please contact our office at at 856-453-4860, due to social distancing, we have a small staff working, if we do not answer the phone, please leave a voice mail and we will return your call.  You can also e-mail your request to ccclerknj@co.cumberland.nj.us and we’ll respond accordingly.

VOTING IN THE JUNE PRIMARY

We encourage at-risk voters and anyone who would prefer not to physically go to a polling place on June 2nd to plan ahead and Vote By Mail. Download an application here 

https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/assets/pdf/forms-vote-by-mail/vote-mail-ballot-cumberland-english.pdf

Or, you can call us at 856-453-4860, due to social distancing, we have a small staff working, if we do not answer the phone, please leave a voice mail and we will return your call.  You can also e-mail your request to ccclerknj@co.cumberland.nj.us and we’ll mail an application to you.

Effective immediately per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order #105, as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, candidates can now obtain signatures electronically on a nominating petition. Please be advised that these are only supplemental signature pages. You must file the required amount of signatures needed on a petition.  A candidate/designee will still need to complete all of the required areas (i.e. Oath of Allegiance, Certificate of Acceptance and Circulator) although notary requirements are suspended for each.

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SIGNATURES AND PETITION FILING DEADLINE HAS NOT CHANGED.

Candidate petitions must be received by the deadline date, on or before 4:00 p.m. on March 30, 2020. (N.J.S.A. 19:23-14)  Petitions can be sent by fax, mail, email or in person (please call ahead).

If a municipal office, the petition must be filed with the local Municipal Clerk. 

If a county office, the petition must be filed with the County Clerk, 60 W. Broad Street, in Bridgeton.  Please call 856-453-4860 for an appointment if you wish to drop off your petition in person.  You may also email the county office petition to ccclerknj@co.cumberland.nj.us or fax to 856-455-1410.

https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/assets/pdf/candidate/2020-county-petition-1signature-1can-primary.pdf

https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/assets/pdf/candidate/2020-county-petition-1signature-2can-primary.pdf

https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/assets/pdf/candidate/2020-county-petition-1signature-3can-primary.pdf

In response to the immediate risks associated with the Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak, the Cumberland County Clerk’s Offices at the County Courthouse and at the Cumberland Mall will be closed to the members of the public.

This is a critical step to protect the residents of Cumberland County who we serve, our staff members and the families they go home to every night.

Along with county employees from other departments who will still be reporting to work, we at the Clerk’s office will continue to do our best to meet your needs from our offices.

You should also know that there are some useful online tools you can access remotely from the safety and comfort of your homes.

We offer public online search at  https://ccclerknj.com/public-land-records/records-services/

We also recommend that you consider signing up to e-file to ensure the timely recording of your documents.

Our office works with the following e-recording services:

Simplifile – https://simplifile.com/e-recording/  ,

CSC – http://erecording.com/  ,

Indecomm – http://www.indecomm.net/eRecording.aspx

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 856-453-4860 or e-mail our office at ccclerknj@co.cumberland.nj.us.

Women Vote 100

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Passport Application Procedure Request

To expedite the application process, please bring Proof of U.S. citizenship (such as a birth or naturalization certificate) and a Photocopy of your proof of identity and U.S. Citizenship documents. There may be an additional cost otherwise.

Homeless Trust Fund Surcharge Increase

NOTICE: The Cumberland County Freeholders by Resolution 2019-725 voted to increase the Homeless Trust Fund surcharge from $3.00 to $5.00.  The Cumberland County Clerk’s office will increase the fees effective February 1, 2020. 

The updated fee list can also be located on our website […]

Second Annual Turnout Trophy

turnout trophy 2019

CONGRATULATIONS MILLVILLE & STOW CREEK — WINNERS of the 2019 TURNOUT TROPHY. Millville just edged out Vineland and Stow Creek narrowly defeated last year’s champion Shiloh. Congratulations to all Cumberland County voters who cast ballots in this year’s general election.

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