Mercer County is now operating an appointment-only, drive-up testing site for COVID-19 at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence. Your doctor must fax your prescription to the site's appointment makers. Those who show up and who do not have an appointment will not be able to be tested. If you are symptomatic and need testing you must contact your doctor who will fax a prescription to the test site. The fax number is: (609) 630-4031.

Personal Protective Equipment Needed! Donate supplies here

Important Return to Work information for MCBOSS Employees here

N.J. Dept. of Health COVID-19 Dashboard updates positive-test cases by county daily. Mercer County releases no identifiers other than the number of cases seen in Mercer County. Mercer does not tally by municipality. Click here to subscribe to Mercer bulletins.

For information on COVID-19:

General questions? Call: 2-1-1; Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253; Text: NJCOVID to 898-211; Text your ZIP code to 898-211 for live text assistance.

COVID-19  Updates from Mercer County

Most Mercer County-run facilities are closed due to the COVID-19. More information here.

Mercer County Employees COVID-19 Temporary Time & Attendance Provisions


County Surrogate

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Diane Gerofsky, Mercer County Surrogate


The Mercer County Surrogate’s office as of March 20 has been closed to public and staff for all matters.  You may contact the Surrogate’s office by email   for general information as to how to proceed with any business conducted in the Surrogate’s office during this period of closure.  For any emergent matters in Mercer Chancery you should call (609) 571-4200 extension 76019 or email


Dear Citizen,

Welcome to the Mercer County Surrogate’s Court. As Surrogate of Mercer County I am pleased to present to you our newly expanded Web site. Our web site will provide you with valuable information on the various areas of services we offer to you.

Our web site is just one of many on-going outreach programs the Surrogate’s office offers to our citizens. Our many other outreach programs are outlined in Community Outreach Programs.

If you look to the left at our Directory you will find the list our services by category. This site will continually be updated to offer you the most recent changes in legislation and Court Rule.

May this information be of assistance to you. Thank you for your interest and time in visiting our website.

Diane Gerofsky, Surrogate of the County of Mercer



Surrogate - Diane Gerofsky

(609) 989-6331

Judge of the Surrogate Court
Deputy Clerk of Court Chancery Division
Probate Part and Family Part

Deputy Surrogate - Elizabeth A. Scannella, Esq.

(609) 989-6323

Court Matters
Formal Accountings
Contested Probate Matters
Incapacitated Persons Guardianships

Special Deputy Surrogate - Lizette Hamdan

(609) 989-6326

Court Matters
Probate Procedures
Adoption Proceedings
Incapacitated Persons Guardianships
Formal and Guardianship Accountings

Secretary to the Surrogate - Kelly Balerna

(609) 989-6336

Secretary to the Surrogate Judge
General Information
Satellite Office Scheduler
Time and Payroll (Surrogate Office)