Due to restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic,
the Monmouth County Surrogate’s Office remains closed to the public for
in-person visits. However, the office is
open and fully staffed and is conducting all business operations at this
time. All necessary services can be
completed via telephone, fax, email, regular mail, and hand delivery or
The Surrogate’s Office can be contacted as follow:
Mail: 1 E. Main Street, Freehold,
There is also a drop-box in the lobby of the Hall of Records
at 1 E. Main St., Freehold, where documents can be dropped off in person.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this closure may
cause. However, the safety and health of
the public and our employees is our foremost concern at this time. We look forward to assisting you with the
services that are provided by the Surrogate’s Court.
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As Surrogate I am responsible for the administration of the services offered by the Surrogates Court. In addition I serve as Clerk to Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part, and Clerk to Family Part for adoptions.
I have compiled the following information to help answer any questions you may have regarding probate of a Will, qualifying as Administrator of an Estate, applying for Guardianship of an individual or applying for an Adoption.
I am committed to keeping our web site updated whenever the need arises, so that the information we provide is always current. The office's 2018 Annual Report contains many of our recent accomplishments and facts.
Rosemarie D. Peters, Surrogate
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall of Records, One East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Office phone: 732-431-7330, no appointment needed.
Fax number: 732-303-7656
- Middletown Library, 55 New Monmouth Rd., every Tuesday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Call 732-431-7330, ext. 7337 for an appointment.
- Wall Township Library, Allaire and Bailey's Corner Road, Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment call 732-431-7330, ext. 7336.
- Neptune County Connection, 3544 Highway 66 (next to Home Depot), 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 732-431-7330, ext. 5767 to schedule an appointment.
- Ocean Township Library, 701 Deal Road, Oakhurst, 2nd and 4th Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment call 732-431-7330, ext. 5767.
Watch: Surrogate Peters explain how her office's preservation efforts are saving copies of historic records.