Duties of the County Clerk

The Monmouth County Clerk is a constitutional and administrative officer elected by the voters of Monmouth County according to state law for a five year term.

Within the Clerk's office are five divisions: Recording, Elections, Archives and Records Center, Passports and the Office of Records Management.

  • Recording
    The Clerk has been responsible for maintaining a record of real property transfers and interests in Monmouth County since 1675.
  • Elections
    The Clerk prepares ballots, accepts vote-by-mail applications, accepts candidate petitions and certifies election results.
  • Archives and Records Center
    The Archives and Records Center Division preserves, organizes and provides access to Monmouth County government records of enduring historic value retained on a permanent basis. These records include documents pertaining to deeds, court cases, naturalizations, and many other subjects. Archival records are used for legal, genealogical, historical and other research purposes. In addition, the Records Center stores court and other government records on statutorily regulated retention schedules.
  • Passports
    Although the issuance of passports is done by the federal passport agency, the County Clerk's Passport Offices in Freehold and Neptune are available to assist in the preparation of the application which, in turn, is forwarded to the federal Passport Office.
  • Office of Records Management
    Search County Clerk, Freeholders, tax records and more conveniently online.
For information relative to the services performed by the County Clerk's Office, please call 732- 431-7324 or email felicias@co.monmouth.nj.us.

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