NJ County Clerk Fees

General Fees

COUNTY CLERK’S FEES – GENERALLY
(N.J.S. 22A:2-29 as amended by Chap. 370, Laws of 2001.)
In General
Issuing county clerk’s certificate, any instrument $5.00
Comparing and making copies, per sheet $2.00
Copies of all papers, typing and comparing of photostat, per page $2.00
Marking as a true copy any instrument $2.00
Exemplification, any instrument $10.00
Plus $1.00 per page of instrument
Recording or filing all instruments not herein stated $25.00
Bonds, Bail, Recognizances
These functions are no longer performed by County Clerk’s office; now functions of the Superior Court Deputy Clerk
Corporations and Trade Names
Non-business corporation, recording
Certificates of incorporation of churches, religious societies and congregations $25.00
Amendments to certificates of incorporation of churches, religious societies and congregations, recording $25.00
All other corporate certificates, recording $9.00
Bank merger agreements, recording:
First sheet $25.00
Each additional sheet $5.00
Certificates, each $5.00
Trade names, firms, partnerships:
Certificate of name, filing (see R.S. 56:1-1 et seq.) (includes $4.00 for two true copies) $54.00
Certificate of dissolution of trade name (see RS. 56:1-6 et seq.) ($3.00 extra for certified copy) $25.00
Partnership Agreement (see ES. 56:1.6 et seq.) $50.00
Building & Loan or Savings & Loan Associations:
Change of name $25.00
Dissolution $25.00
Certificates for limited-dividend housing associations, recording:
First Page $20.00
Each Additional Page $5.00
Certificates for urban renewal associations, recording:
First Page $20.00
Each Additional Page $15.00
Liens
Filing, indexing and recording mechanic’s lien claim $15.00
Recording, filing and noting on the record the discharge, release or satisfaction of a mechanic’s lien claim $15.00
Extension of lien claim $3.00
Filing statement in mechanic’s lien proceeding $9.00
Filing, recording and indexing mechanic’s notice of intention $9.00
Filing a certificate discharging a mechanic’s notice of intention and noting the discharge on the record thereof $9.00
Filing certificate from court of commencement of suit $4.50
Filing a court order amending a mechanic’s notice of intention $9.00
Construction lien $15.00
Notice of unpaid balance, discharge $15.00
Notation $5.00
Bond $25.00
Filing a court order to discharge notice of intention and noting the discharge on the record thereof $15.00
Filing, recording and indexing stop notice $4.50
Filing a court order discharging a stop notice and noting the discharge on the record thereof $9.00
Filing building contract $25.00
Filing discharge of building contract $15.00
Notation $5.00
Filing building specifications $25.00
Filing building plans $25.00
Filing each notice of physician’s lien $15.00
Enter upon the record the discharge of a physician’s lien $15.00
Filing each hospital lien claim $15.00
Discharge of hospital lien $15.00
Filing satisfaction or order for discharge of attachment $15.00
Recording collateral inheritance waiver or receipt $15.00
Recording inheritance tax waiver $15.00
Subordination, release, partial release or postponement of a lien to lien of mortgage $20.00
Commissions and Oaths
Administering oaths to notaries public and commissioners of deeds $15.00
For issuing certificate of authority of notary to take proof, acknowledgment or affidavit $5.00
For issuing each certificate of the commission and qualification of notary public for filing with other county clerks $15.00
For filing each certificate of the commission and qualification of notary public, in office of county clerk of county other than where such notary has qualified $15.00
Miscellaneous
Filing and recording proceedings for laying out, vacating or dedicating roads $25.00
Plus $5.00 per page
Recording firemen’s certificates No charge
Registering physician $25.00
Issuing alcoholic beverage identification card $10.00
Issuing nonalcoholic beverage identification card to persons under 21 years of age $10.00
REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSPORT
Native Born Citizen: Birth Certificate (with impressed seal and recording date showing birth was recorded in city within a year of birth).
Naturalized Citizen: Naturalization papers.
All Applicants:
2 photographs (2×2) light background and non-glossy finish.
Check or money order for $45.00 (under age 16, $25.00) payable to U.S. Department of State; plus $15.00 in cash (some county clerks will accept a check for the $15.00 payment).
Identification such as a driver’s license, governmental identification card or pass, or a previous American passport.

Recording Fees

COUNTY CLERKS AND REGISTERS FEES
(N.J.S. 22A:4-4.1, effective July 21, 2003)
NOTE: In addition to the statutory fees listed below, each register or county clerk makes a postage and handling charge for return of documents recorded and an indexing charge depending on the number of names to be indexed. The charge varies in each county but is nominal.
Recording Fees
Recording any instrument:
First page $30.00
Each additional page or part thereof $10.00
Additional fee for deeds $5.00
Additional fee for miscellaneous instruments (assignments, releases, discharges, etc.) $5.00
Each rider, insertion, addition, or any map, plat or sketch filed or recorded pursuant to subsection (c) of section 2 of P.L. 1957, Chapter 130 (N.J.S. 48:3-17.3). $10.00
Additional fee for certification of copies $2.00
Preparing and transmitting to assessor, collector or other custodian of assessment map of any taxing district, the abstract of an instrument evidencing title to realty $10.00
Entering marginal notation of order, judgment, statement or warrant discharging or annulling a notice of lis pendens and for filing such order, judgment or statement $10.00
Filing lis pendens foreclosure $30.00
Notation $10.00
Entering marginal notation of discharge, assignment, postponement or release of a mortgage $10.00
Subordination, release, partial release or postponement of a lien to lien of mortgage
1st page $25.00
Plus for each marginal notation $5.00
Additional pages, each $2.00
For cancellation of any mortgage $20.00
Filing financing statement $25.00
Filing financing statement with assignment $50.00
Filing continuation statement $25.00
Filing amendment of financing statement $25.00
Filing assignment of financing statement $25.00
Filing release of financing statement $25.00
Filing and entering termination of financing statement and noting termination of statement and date thereof on margin of the page upon which statement was entered $25.00
Filing and recording notices of Federal Tax liens or other Federal liens or certificates discharging same $25.00
Filing each map, plat, plan or chart (except when presented by the State or its agencies or filed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 2 of P. L. 1957, chapter 130) $55.00
Recording tax sale certificate, except by municipalities, or a redemption or assignment of tax sale certificate, first page $30.00
Each additional page or part thereof $10.00
Recording tax sale certificates, liens, deeds or related instruments by a municipality $8.00
Indexing any recorded instrument in excess of 5 parties, per each name in excess of 5 $6.00
Recording veteran’s discharge papers No Fee
Certified copy of veteran’s discharge $6.00
Notice of Settlement $20.00
Recording vacations or dedication of roads, first page $30.00
per additional page $10.00
Disclaimer $15.00
Reimbursement agreements No Fee

Realty Transfer Fees

COUNTY CLERKS AND REGISTERS FEES
(N.J.S. 22A:4-4.1, effective July 21, 2003)
NOTE: In addition to the statutory fees listed below, each register or county clerk makes a postage and handling charge for return of documents recorded and an indexing charge depending on the number of names to be indexed. The charge varies in each county but is nominal.
Realty Transfer Fees (Effective August 1, 2004)
On the recording of deeds, the county clerk or register must collect a Realty Transfer Fee in accordance with the following schedules:
Consideration up to $350,000
$2.00 for each $500 of consideration or fractional part thereof up to $150,000.
On amounts in excess of $150,000 up to $200,000, an additional $1.35 per $500 or fraction thereof is imposed on such excess (Total Realty Transfer Tax on sale amounts greater than $150,000: $600.00 plus $3.35 for each $500 or part thereof in excess of $150,000).
On amounts in excess of $200,000 up to $350,000, an additional $.65 per $500 or fraction thereof is imposed on such excess (Total Realty Transfer Tax on sale amounts greater than $200,000: $935.00 plus $3.90 for each $500 or part thereof in excess of $150,000).
Consideration in excess of $350,000
$2.90 for each $500 of consideration or fractional part thereof up to $150,000. On amounts in excess of $150,000 up to $200,000, an additional $1.35 per $500 or fraction thereof is imposed on such.
On amounts in excess of $200,000 up to $550,000, an additional $.55 per $500 or fraction thereof is imposed on such excess (Total Realty Transfer Tax on sale amounts greater than $200,000: $1,295.00 plus $4.80 for each $500 or part thereof in excess of $200,000).
On amounts in excess of $550,000 up to $850,000, an additional $.50 per $500 or fraction thereof is imposed on such excess (Total Realty Transfer Tax on sale amounts greater than $550,000: $4,655.00 plus $5.30 for each $500 or part thereof in excess of $550,000).
On amounts in excess of $850,000 up to $1,000,000, an additional $.50 per $500 or fraction thereof is imposed on such excess (Total Realty Transfer Tax on sale amounts greater than $850,000: $7,835.00 plus $5.80 for each $500 or part thereof in excess of $850,000).
On amounts in excess of $1,000,000, an additional $.25 per $500 or fraction thereof is imposed on such excess (Total Realty Transfer Tax on sale amounts greater than $1,000,000: $9,575.00 plus $6.05 for each $500 or part thereof in excess of $1,000,000).
Also, on transfers of residential property in excess of $1,000,000, a fee of 1% of the full amount of consideration is imposed upon the buyer.
Reduced Rate for certain sellers:
(For sellers of low- and moderate-income housing and sellers who are senior citizens, blind or disabled)
Consideration up to $350,000
$.50 for each $500 for amounts up to $150,000.
On sale amounts in excess of $150,000, an additional $.75 per $500 for amounts in excess of $150,000 (Total Realty Transfer Tax: $150.00 plus $1.25 for each $500 or part thereof in excess of $150,000).
Consideration in excess of $350,000
$1.40 for each $500 of consideration or fractional part thereof up to $150,000.
On amounts in excess of $150,000 up to $550,000, an additional $.75 per $500 or fraction thereof is imposed on such excess (Total Realty Transfer Tax on sale amounts greater than $150,000: $420.00 plus $2.15 for each $500 or part thereof in excess of $150,000).
On amounts in excess of $550,000 up to $850,000, an additional $.50 per $500 or fraction thereof is imposed on such excess (Total Realty Transfer Tax on sale amounts greater than $550,000: $2,140.00 plus $2.65 for each $500 or part thereof in excess of $550,000).
On amounts in excess of $850,000 up to $1,000,000, an additional $.50 per $500 or fraction thereof is imposed on such excess (Total Realty Transfer Tax on sale amounts greater than $850,000: $3,730.00 plus $3.15 for each $500 or part thereof in excess of $850,000).
On amounts in excess of $1,000,000, an additional $.25 per $500 or fraction thereof is imposed on such excess (Total Realty Transfer Tax on sale amounts greater than $1,000,000: $4,675.00 plus $3.40 for each $500 or part thereof in excess of $1,000,000).
Also, on transfers of residential property in excess of $1,000,000, a fee of 1% of the full amount of consideration is imposed upon the buyer.

County Tax Board Fees

COUNTY TAX BOARD FEES
(Chap. 499, Laws of 1979)
Schedule of Tax Appeal Filing Fees:
If the valuation involved is:
Less than $150,000 $5.00
$150,000 or more but less than $500,000 $25.00
$500,000 or more but less than $1,000,000 $100.00
$1,000,000 or more $150.00
Appeal on classification $25.00
Appeal on valuation and classification $25.00
Plus valuation fee
Appeal not covered by above $25.00

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