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Information offered through the Office of the Surrogate.


The word “Surrogate” means one who takes the place of another.  Each county has a Surrogate’s Court, with the Surrogate acting as the Judge of that court.  The Surrogate is elected for a term of five years pursuant to the Constitution of New Jersey.

The Surrogate’s Court is almost certain to touch the lives of every person in the county at some time. 

The Duties Of The Surrogate Are:
-Probate Wills 
-Process adoptions
-Process contested probate matters
-Process alleged incompetents
-Film and record all probate proceedings
-Invest minors’ funds
-Appoint guardians of minors
-Administration of estates without wills

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Court Appointed Guardian Video Tutorial
Out of State Executor/Administrator
Probate Information Fact Sheet​
Surrogate Fees
Surrogate Forms and Booklets
Surrogate Glossary-of-Terms
Surrogate Satellite Offices
Search Records
Your Will
Advance Directive Booklet
Advance Directive Form
Living Trusts Booklet
Personal Record Booklet

Instructions for Probate During Covid 

About Wills and Adoptions    

Claribel Cortes Middlesex County Surrogate Contact me


Office of the Surrogate
Middlesex County Administration Building
1st Floor
75 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 745-3055
Fax: (732) 745-4125
Office Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM
*Tuesday hours 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM


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