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County Clerk

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As you know the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) has made it necessary to prepare and plan for a variety of different outcomes.

In light of this, the County of Mercer is closing as of March 17, 2020, per order of Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes. As Mercer County Clerk I am continuing operations for timely recording of your documents via e-recording through To sign up you will need to use an outside vendor due to our office closure.

I am enclosing information on Simplifile and CSC. Both vendors are established and responsible however, others may be available. Contact CSC at (866) 652-0111 or at erecording Contact Simplifile at (800) 460-5657 or

Please consult the web page for future alerts For further assistance, please call 609-610-0975.

Paula Sollami Covello

Mercer County Clerk


Welcome to the County Clerk's Office page, from Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello, Esq.

I am pleased to provide you with a brief description of the broad range of services offered by the Clerk's Office, along with a number of forms to obtain these services that can be easily downloaded.

The County Clerk's Office offers many services that Mercer residents and businesses use every day. It is the Clerk's Office that files and records all documents concerning real estate ownership and transfer; registers small business trade names, processes U.S. passport applications; processes and issues County and Veteran identification cards and swears in notary public applicants. Early in my administration we also began offering photos for people seeking passports and County and Veteran ID cards, and Gold-Star Parent ID cards as well.  The County Clerk also has certain election responsibilities including the printing of ballots, counting of votes cast by electronic machines and the issuance of vote-by-mail ballots. In fact, we post election results for you on this website. Lastly, the Clerk is empowered to perform marriage ceremonies. We offer passport services with extended hours at our Trenton office and at the County's satellite office, the Mercer County Connection, located in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center, Route 33 and Paxson Avenue, Hamilton Township.

Please stop by and visit us and see how the Mercer County Clerk's Office can be of service to you. We are located at 209 South Broad Street in Trenton.  My staff and I are here to serve you. Our top priority is that you, Mercer County residents and businesses, receive what you pay for in excellent government service.

All the best,
Paula Sollami Covello
Mercer County Clerk

*Vote tallies are never final and official until the Board of Elections counts the provisional ballots and questionable Vote by Mail ballots.

Meet the Clerk*

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)*


              Vote-By-Mail application

             NJ Division of Elections Site

    *More information on Elections can be found if you click Elections link on left.

    Recent Office News


    Following the recent Appellate Court decision in the case of NJ Land Title Association v. Dana Rone, County Register of the County of Essex (Dkt. No. A-5028-16T1), the e-recording convenience fee will be suspended, effective April 1, 2019, until further notice.


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