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The fee for recording a deed is $25. This is usually paid by the title company. It can take 8 weeks for the township to receive the deed from the county.
Property owners can provide this information and fee to the Engineer's office. Copies of the original deed are accepted as long as the copy has the County volume and page number on the bottom to verify that it has been recorded in the County.
Fee and deed can be brought in person or mailed to:
Township of HamiltonEngineering DivisionRoom 3072090 Greenwood AvenueHamilton, NJ 08609
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 HamiltonDivision of EngineeringRoom 3072090 Greenwood AvenueHamilton, NJ 08609
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.
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.
To change the name on tax records due to marriage, bring a copy of your marriage certificate to the Engineering Division.
To change tax records in the case of death, bring a copy of the death certificate to the Engineering Division. This only changes the tax records for Hamilton Township and does not change the deed. If the relationship is husband and wife this is not really necessary since by virtue of the relationship, ownership is automatic.
If the relationship is other than husband and wife, the deed must state "right of survivorship". If this is stated, a copy of the deed and the death certificate can be brought to the Engineer Division. If this is not stated, the deed must be legally changed and we will receive a copy once it is recorded with the county.
There is a $25 fee to change tax records. Changing a deed must be done through a legal process.
The Township of Hamilton Engineering Division keeps copies of the first page of each deed on file. There is no charge for a copy.
For complete copies of deeds, contact the Mercer County Clerk's Office at 609-989-6470.