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Public Service Announcement: Mandatory Cover Sheet

IMPORTANT RECORDING NOTICE
MANDATORY COVER SHEET – EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2017

Dear Recording Customer:

In compliance with P.L. 2011, c. 217 (N.J.S.A.46:26A-5) our office must require a Cover Sheet with all individual land documents submitted for recording effective Monday, May 1, 2017.

If you submit land documents to our office for recording via U.S. Mail, Express Mail, Courier Service or In-Person Over

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Legislative Black Caucus Hearings Help Formulate Policy

Essex County’s Register of Deeds and Mortgages told lawmakers too many home owners, many of them elderly, are losing their properties to scams — fake and forged deeds filed and successfully recorded to change ownership illegally — because New Jersey law doesn’t allow the registers to “police” the documents… Read More