Elizabeth Business Office Operations – The Union County Clerk’s Elizabeth Business Office will be temporarily closed for renovations from May 16, 2022 to May 20, 2022. Please address any questions regarding passports, notaries, trade names, veterans or clerk certificates to the Westfield office at 908-654-9859.
Union Joanne Rajoppi, County Clerk
Address: Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207
Union County Clerk Advises Residents on Passport Fees
Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises residents seeking passport services that the U.S. Department of State has raised the fees for passport books by $20.00 effective Monday, December 27.
- Fee for an adult passport book, for ages 16 and up, will be raised from $110.00 to $130.00.
- Fee for a child passport book, for ages 15 and younger, will be raised from $80.00 to $100.00.
Convenient Online Appointment System now available from the Union County Clerk
Drawing for the Ballot Positions
The drawing for the ballot positions for the 2021 General Election will be held on Monday, August 9 at 3pm at the Union County Courthouse. The drawing will be live streamed on the County’s Facebook page. The video will appear when we go live at 3:00 pm
Request your 2022 County Clerk Calendar
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 appointment for all services by appointment only.
- 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)