Records Vault

The County Clerk's Records Vault contains books, microfilm and digital images of property records and a variety of other documents recorded in our office since the late 1700s.

Find out how to obtain them:

Online Records Search Application

Property records going back to 1964 can be accessed using our Online Records Search application.

Non-watermarked or certified copies, as well as records prior to 1964, can be obtained by visiting or contacting our Records Vault.

We are continuously working to digitally image and index our entire catalog so that we will be able to allow online access to all of our public records.

Requesting Records by Mail

Our Records Vault can also provide certified or non-certified copies of documents by mail. Any document requests through the mail should include the following information:

  • General description of the document (e.g.: mortgage between John Smith and Bank of America)
  • Book and Page reference of the document
  • Return address that the document is being mailed to
  • Check or money order made payable to “Morris County Clerk”

The cost for documents ordered through the mail is as follows:

  • For certified copies, with a raised gold seal and the County Clerk’s signature: $1.00 per page, plus a $10.00 fee to certify
  • For non-certified copies: $2.00 per page
  • If you do not provide a self-addressed stamped envelope, there is also a flat fee of $1.00 for postage

Requests should be sent to the following address:

Morris County Clerk
PO Box 315
Morristown, NJ 07963-0315
Attn: Records Vault 

Marriage Records

Marriages occurring in Morris County after 1887 can be obtained either by contacting the municipality where the wedding occurred, the NJ Vital Statistics Office or the NJ Archives. Please use the links below for more information.

The Morris County Clerk’s marriage records include weddings that took place from 1795-1887, however they were actually recorded with our office anywhere from 1795-1919. Our marriage books, in most cases, contain only the names of the bride and groom, where they resided, the date of the wedding, and the names of the officiant and witnesses.

The following marriage index books alternate listing the names of the grooms and the names of the brides on each page. The top of each page shows the letter of the record book where the entries can be found and the dates the book spans. Page numbers are listed on the right side.

Index Book #1 (1795-1841):

Index Book #2 (1841-1887):

Please contact our Records Manager with any requests for specific records from the index books.

Naturalization Records

Our naturalization records range from 1856 to 1991 and include Declarations of Intention, Petitions for Naturalization and any other supporting documents that were recorded at the time.

Naturalization Certificates are only available through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In addition, any records for those naturalized  1992 or later must be obtained through their office. Please visit www.uscis.gov or call 1-800-375-5283 for more information.

If you are looking for evidence of citizenship, a Petition for Naturalization, accompanied by a certification letter from the County Clerk, is sufficient in many cases. Naturalization certification letters are available for a $10.00 fee.

Anyone interested in obtaining naturalization records may contact our Records Manager for more information.

Birth and Death Records

The Morris County Clerk’s Office does not have any birth or death records on file. They can be obtained either by contacting the municipality where the birth or death occurred, the NJ Vital Statistics Office or the NJ Archives. Please use the links below for more information.

Divorce Records

Divorce records are maintained by the Superior Court. Anyone interested in obtaining a copy of their Divorce Decree may contact the Superior Court’s Family Division records room at 862-397-5700 ext. 75260. More information can also be found on the New Jersey Courts website.

For more information about visiting our Records Vault or obtaining records through the mail, call 973-285-6747 or send us an email.