As of May 1, 2017, a paper cover sheet is required with all paper land documents submitted for recording at any of the 21 NJ County Clerk's Offices via U.S. Mail, express mail, courier service, or in-person over the counter delivery.
The cover sheet will be counted as an extra page in calculating recording fees so an additional $10.00 must be included.
Any land document submitted for recording without a cover sheet must include an additional $20.00 or the document will be rejected and returned. This requirement does not apply to eRecorded documents as the cover sheet is already integrated into eDocuments submitted. The new cover sheet requirement is mandated by N.J.S.A. 46:26A-5.
If recording a deed, the cover sheet must include:
The lot and block or other real property tax designation of the real property conveyed or a statement that the information is not available;
The consideration for the conveyance;
The mailing address of the grantee.
For an assignment, release, satisfaction of a mortgage or an agreement respecting a mortgage, the book and page number or document identifying number of the mortgage to which it relates must be stated on the cover sheet.