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 courier.

The Surrogate’s Office can be contacted as follow:

Telephone: 732-431-7330

Email: Patty.Coyne@co.monmouth.nj.us

Fax: 732-303-7656

Mail: 1 E. Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728

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: pcoyne@co.monmouth.nj.us

Main Office (No public access at this time):
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
Fax number: 732-303-7656

Satellite Locations are closed at this time.

Watch: Surrogate Peters explain how her office's preservation efforts are saving copies of historic records.

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