Winter Storm News for March 21

  • All Mercer County Government Offices will be closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018 because of severe weather. All branches of the Mercer County Library System, the Mercer County Board of Social Services, the Mercer County Park Commission, Mercer County Clerk, Mercer County Surrogate, and the Mercer County administration building will be closed. Senior Nutrition Sites, One-Stop Career Center and County Connection will be closed.  The Mercer County Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor the storm, and whenever possible, please stay off the roads so that county, local and state plows can clear the roads and get you back on track.
  • Mercer County Community College will be closed on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. All day and evening classes, activities and events will be cancelled. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The College will continue to monitor weather conditions and provide necessary updates at
  • Mercer County Fire Academy & Mercer County Community College will be closed on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

County Clerk

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

I am pleased to be able 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. Currently, we are located at 240 West State Street in Trenton but will relocate back to our permanent location in early August, 2018.  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 VBM 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



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