Effective May 1, 2017:
All land recordings submitted in paper format must be accompanied by a paper cover sheet. The new cover sheet contains mandatory indexing fields, which are to be completed by the submitter.
The cover sheet is part of the submitted land record and is included in the calculation of recording fees for documents with booking and paging fees ONLY. There is no additional fee when recording flat fee instruments.
Failure to submit a paper cover sheet with all paper land recordings will result in a $20.00 indexing charge per N.J.S.A. 46:26A-5.
Paper cover sheets are not to be submitted with e-recordings (electronic submissions) as an electronic synopsis will be created during the e-recording process per the change in the recording law.Click here to access the fillable PDF form titled Middlesex County Cover Sheet
. It is important to note the cover sheet is specific to the county where the document is being recorded.
Please contact the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office at 732-745-3268 if you need further information regarding the submission of the paper cover sheet or any other questions regarding these recording changes. Thank you.
Elaine M. Flynn
Middlesex County Clerk