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THE HUNTERDON COUNTY
SURROGATE'S COURT


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RECORD KEEPERS SINCE 1804
SUSAN J. HOFFMAN, HUNTERDON COUNTY SURROGATE
65 Park Avenue - PO Box 2900 - Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
908-788-1156 * Fax (908)788-1586
surrogate@co.hunterdon.nj.us
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Hunterdon County Surrogate - Susan J. Hoffman

A Message from Susan J. Hoffman
Hunterdon County Surrogate

Dear Citizen:

Welcome to the Hunterdon County Surrogate's Web Site. As one of Hunterdon County's elected Constitutional Officers I am responsible for the administration of the services offered by the Surrogate's Court. I serve as Deputy Clerk of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part as well as Judge of the Surrogate's Court. As you browse further you will see a Directory which lists and categorizes a listing of our services.

I am proud to be one of the first Surrogate's in the State of New Jersey to utilize the internet, providing valuable information to you. I will be continuing to add to the information listed. I am delighted that you found our website and I invite you to utilize the information and services we provide.

Thank you,
Susan J. Hoffman,
Hunterdon County Surrogate

Transition to Post-Pandemic Operations of the Hunterdon County Surrogate Court

In accordance with the Chief Justice and the Administrative Director of the Courts, the Hunterdon County Surrogate Court will reopen to the public on August 2, 2021.

Court hours will continue to be 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

As the court transitions to post-pandemic operations Surrogate Hoffman suggests that persons needing to transact business in the Surrogate Court should make an appointment, however appointments will not be necessary.

To expedite the time in the Surrogate Court, attorneys and clients are encouraged to submit information sheets, copies of wills, death certificates, etc. prior to appearing by either facsimile, email, mail or drop box in the lobby.

For those persons not wanting to appear in the Surrogate Court we will continue to use the procedure as during the pandemic – forwarding the original will, certified copy of the death certificate and information sheet to the court and the documents will be sent via email to print and take to a notary or attorney to witness the signature.  Signed documents can be returned to the Surrogate Court by drop box and you will be contacted when the probate process is complete.

Masks are currently required when entering the Justice Center.  Updates will be provided as mandates change.

 

 

Important information for Personal Representatives
(EXECUTORS & ADMINISTRATORS)

IRS-EIN Tax ID Number IRS EIN TAX ID NUMBER
Online Application EIN Processing & Filing Service
(Necessary for NEW Estate Accounts)  
NJ MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION NJ MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION
Hunterdon Offices (Flemington)
IRS-EIN Tax ID Number NJ DIVISION OF TAXATION
Inheritance & Estate Tax Branch - General Information - Form L8 Tax Waiver (Investments Non-Rel Estate) - Form L9 Tax Waiver (Real Estate)

  1. WHAT TO DO FIRST PRIMER

  2. HOW TO OBTAIN A CERTIFIED COPY OF A DEATH CERTIFICATE

  3. A GUIDE TO THE PROBATE PROCESS

  4. PROBATING A WILL

  5. DUTIES OF AN EXECUTOR  |  ADMINISTRATOR

  6. PERSONAL RECORDS HANDBOOK

  7. BEFORE DISBURSEMENT

  8. ON-LINE FORMS

  9. FILING FOR GUARDIANSHIP OF AN INCAPACITATED PERSON updated 09/14/2021

  10. GUARDIANSHIP REPORTING

  11. GUARDIANSHIP OF A MINOR

  12. ADOPTION INFORMATION

  13. GENEALOGICAL RECORDS

  14. FEE SCHEDULE FOR SERVICES

  15. MOTION DATES updated 07/06/2021

  16. SEARCH REQUESTS: All search requests must be in writing and cost $10.
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