Union Joanne Rajoppi, County Clerk
Address: Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07207
No appointment is needed for Election related services
Elizabeth Business Office Advisory
The County Clerk’s Elizabeth Business Office for Passports, Notaries and Trade Names will be closed from September 2 through mid-October for upgrades. All persons desiring appointments for passports, Notaries and trade names can contact the Clerk’s Westfield office at 908-654-9859 for an appointment. We apologize for an inconvenience this may cause.
Union County Clerk’s Westfield Office Resumes Extra Hours
Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that the County Clerk’s annex office in the Colleen Fraser Building at 300 North Avenue East in Westfield is resuming its regular schedule of extra hours for in-person services by appointment only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, starting in August.
- Monday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Wednesday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
- Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
As the County Clerk I am pleased to acquaint you with the broad range of services and functions our office performs. From the recording and filing of all land transactions within the 21 municipalities of our county to the processing of Passports and elections, we are always available to assist and direct you in your needs.
We invite you to download our free Union County Votes App for ioS, android phones and tablets. It will give you instant access to the vital tools of voting and accurate election information.
– Joanne Rajoppi
Recording Fee Changes Effective January 1, 2020
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders pursuant to P.L 2009, Chapter 123 amending N.J .S. 22A:4~17 and supplementing P.L 1984, c.180(c.52.27D~ 280 et seq., has by Resolution, amended the Union County Homeless Trust Fund. Effective January 1, 2020 there will be a surcharge increase from three dollars ($3.00) to five dollars ($5.00) for each document recorded by the Union County Clerk’s Office. The $2.00 increase will offset the cost associated with Code Blue Alert plans. The documents affected by this surcharge are as follows:
- Deeds (All Types)
- Mortgages (All types)
- Powers of Attorney
- Mortgage Cancellations
- Releases Satisfactions
- Vacations Discharges
- Tax Sale Certificates
- Postponements & Subordinations
- Lis Pendens (Recorded)