Do I have to record a deed in the Township even if it is recorded in the County?
As required by Ordinance, deeds must be recorded in both the County Clerk's Office and the Township Engineer's Office. The fee for recording deeds is $25.00.
The Township's Engineering Division compares the physical description on the deed to the tax map to see if there are any changes and if so researches to see where and why it changed.
The Township will accept a copy of the original deed as long as the copy has the County volume and page number on the bottom to verify that the deed has already been recorded in the County.
Recordings can usually be accomplished while you wait. Deed, fee and proof of age/permanent disability (if applicable) can be brought in person or mailed to:
Township of Hamilton
Division of Engineering
2090 Greenwood Ave.
Hamilton, NJ 08609