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Union County Clerk Offers In-Person Assistance for Notaries and Other Services

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds notaries who have a time restriction for swearing-in that they can make an appointment to visit the County Clerk’s offices in person to be sworn in. Individuals seeking to register trade names, tax waivers and clerk’s certificates can also make an appointment for in-person services.

Everyone seeking these services in person is required to make an appointment in advance and wear a face mask at all times, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. No other in-person services are available at this time.

“We have very carefully resumed a limited number of in-person services in accordance with statewide guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “As we have throughout the outbreak, my staff will continue to provide assistance with other services by phone, email, fax, or postal and delivery services.”

The following in-person appointments can be made for the County Clerk’s main office in Elizabeth, by calling the Business Division at 908-527-4966 (office hours are 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday):

Notary swearing-in

Tax waivers

Clerk’s certificates

Trade names

The following in-person appointments can be made for the County Clerks’ annex office in Westfield, by calling 908-654-9859 (office hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday):

Notary swearing-in

Clerk’s certificates

Trade names

Please note that the County Clerk’s passport services have been suspended except for life-or-death emergencies within three days of travel, in accordance with U.S. State Department guidelines.

For information about the County Clerk’s election services visit or contact the Elections Division at 908-527-4996 or

For office locations, and for assistance with other Union County Clerk services visit online at or call 908-527-4787.

Information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance on the free Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, is available at

For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at

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