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Union County Clerk Announces New Service at Westfield Office

WESTFIELD, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced that beginning Tuesday, February 22, the Clerk’s Office in Westfield will initiate a new service with the acceptance of Inheritance Tax Waivers for recording.

“I’m pleased we can offer this new service to our customers,” Ms. Rajoppi said. “This will make it more convenient for those dealing with a family death to process documents on behalf of the estate.”

At present, Inheritance Tax Waivers are accepted only at the County Clerk’s office located in Elizabeth. An Inheritance Tax Waiver must be filed and the tax paid on the transfer of real or personal property within eight months after a person’s death.

Ms. Rajoppi said that the waiver, issued by the New Jersey Division of Taxation, releases the property of the deceased from inheritance taxes and is needed by executors processing estates prior to the transfer of property. The waiver forms and detailed instructions are available from the New Jersey Division of Taxation

“The recording of this document joins other related services at the Westfield office, including Trade Name applications to establish a business name in Union County,” Ms. Rajoppi said. “The Office also processes passport applications and renewals and takes photographs for passports.”

The Union County Clerk’s Westfield office is located at 300 North Avenue East. The hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 908-654-9859.


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