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State of New Jersey

   
Execution Requirements for Non-Title Spouse or Legal Partner
  • Homestead-NO
  • Dower/Curtesy-YES (as to the principle matrimonial residence), non-titled spouse must sign.  State recognizes civil union partners.
  • Community Property-NO
Foreclosures
Judicial
Encumbrance Form(s)
Mortgage

Business Filing Search

Link to State website to search business filings:  http://www.nj.gov/state/
Closing Performed By
Notary Public; no witnesses required
Mortgage/Deed Filing Fees
First page of Deeds in Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties:  $40.00.  First page of Deeds in all other Counties:  $30.00.  Additional pages:  $10.00 each.   
First page of Mortgages:  $30.00.  Additional pages:  $10.00 each.
Document Recording Standards
N/A
Mortgage Tax
N/A
Transfer Tax
If total consideration not in excess of $350,000.00

$2.00/$500 of consideration not in excess of $150,000;

$3.35/$500 of consideration in excess of $150,000 but not in excess of $200,000;

$3.90/$500 of consideration in excess of $200,000 but not in excess of $350,000.


If total consideration is in excess of $350,000.00 

$2.90/$500 of consideration not in excess of $150,000;

$4.25/$500 of consideration in excess of $150,000 but not in excess of $200,000;

$4.80/$500 of consideration in excess of $200,000 but not in excess of $550,000;

$5.30/$500 of consideration in excess of $550,000 but not in excess of $850,000;

$5.80/$500 of consideration in excess of $850,000 but not in excess of $1,000,000;

$6.05/$500 of consideration in excess of $1,000,000.

If consideration is in excess of $1,000,000.00, it may be subject to mansion tax.

Real Estate Property Taxes

Quarterly.  Due dates February, May, August, November.
Bankruptcy Counties
Camden, Essex, and Mercer.


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