Sussex County, New Jersey Genealogy Guide2016-06-15T19:06:29+00:00

Sussex County, New Jersey Genealogy Guide

Sussex County, New Jersey (Map It) was created on May 16, 1753 from Morris County. The county was named for the county of Sussex in England . Learn More About State of New Jersey History

Sussex County is bordered by Orange County, New York (northeast), Passaic County (east), Morris County (south), Warren County (southwest), Monroe County, Pennsylvania (west), Pike County, Pennsylvania (northwest).

Sussex County Cities and Towns include Andover, Branchville, Franklin, Hamburg, Hopatcong, Ogdensburg, Stanhope, Sussex, Newton. Communities include Crandon Lakes, Hainesville, Highland Lake, Lake Mohawk, Layton, Stockholm, Vernon Valley Rivers, Clove Brook, Delaware River, Flat Brook, Lubbers Run, Musconetcong River, Papakating Creek, Paulins Kill, Pequannock River, Pequest River, Punkhorn Creek, Wallkill River, Wawayanda Creek.

Sussex County Townships include  Andover, Byram, Frankford, Fredon, Green, Hampton, Hardyston, Lafayette, Montague, Sandyston, Sparta, Stillwater, Vernon, Walpack, Wantage.

A Map of Sussex County, New Jersey contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Sussex County, New Jersey Courthouse Records


Sussex County, NJ Courthouse

The Sussex County Courthouse is located in Newton, New Jersey. Learn More About State of New Jersey Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Sussex county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Sussex County Clerk has Land Records from 1766 mortgages /1785 deeds and Marriage Records from 1766. The County Clerk is responsible for land records, including deeds and mortgages, naturalizations, marriages (usually 1795-1840s), and various county court records. A few original county justice of the peace dockets are at the New Jersey State Archives.
  • Sussex CountySurrogate Court / Orphan's Court has Probate Records from 1804. The County Surrogate Court / Orphan's Court probates Wills, appoints Administrators, appoints Guardians for minors, handles applications for Adult Incapacitated Persons, Conservatorships, Adoptions, contested Probate matters, Accountings, Trusts and most other matters involving Estates.
  • Sussex County Treasurer is responsible for the collection of taxes.
  • New Jersey Department of Health has copies of Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1878 to the present. There is a fee for each copy requested. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

Sussex County, New Jersey Census Records

Sussex County, New Jersey Vital Records

Sussex County, New Jersey Resources

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