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THE HUNTERDON COUNTY
SURROGATE'S COURT


Surrogate's Seal
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

Important Updates from the County Surrogate

OFFICE CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19

Effective March 18, 2020 the Hunterdon County Surrogate Court was closed to the public. Staff will be on site, please call for information.

NEW OFFICE HOURS - EFFECTIVE MAY 26, 2020: 8:00am to 4:30pm - Monday through Friday

Surrogate Hoffman has made this decision to protect her employees and the employees in the Hunterdon County Justice Center. Persons needing to use the Surrogate Court may contact the court as follows:

    Telephone: 908-788-1156    |    Fax: 908-788-1586    |   Email: surrogate@co.hunterdon.nj.us

There will be a receptacle in the lobby of the Justice Center to deposit filings, documents, checks, etc. Documents can be dropped off between 9:00 and 4:00 on weekdays.

Title searchers can relay their search requests via telephone or email and the staff will assist them

Persons wanting to complete qualification documents will be instructed on how to complete by the Surrogate and Staff.

I apologize for any inconvenience and may we all stay safe.

PARKING CHANGES IN THE VICINITY OF HUNTERDON COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER:

Please note changes have taken effect to the parking areas around the Justice Center, they are as follows:

  • Most of the parking on Park Avenue and Capner Streets, near the Justice Center, are now RESIDENTIAL PERMIT-PARKING ONLY.
  • The change affects the west side of Park Avenue north of Capner Street, the north side of Capner Street heading west from Park Avenue, and the south side of Capner Street east of Park Avenue.
  • There are still a few 15-minute spots on the west side of Park north of Capner Street for a home-operated business there.

Please call the Surrogate's Court at 908-788-1156 if you need assistance or have questions.

 

 

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

  10. GUARDIANSHIP REPORTING

  11. GUARDIANSHIP OF A MINOR

  12. ADOPTION INFORMATION

  13. GENEALOGICAL RECORDS

  14. FEE SCHEDULE FOR SERVICES

  15. MOTION DATES

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