Search The Deed Room With The Ocean County Clerk

Ocean County Administration Building (Photo by Chris Lundy)

  TOMS RIVER – Join the Ocean County Clerk for “Searching the Deed Room,” a workshop held on April 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in the deed room at the Ocean County Courthouse, 118 Washington St.

  Ocean County residents, with the help of staff from the Ocean County Clerk’s office, will get the chance to tour the deed room and even trace their property ownership records.

  This is a free workshop but registration is required. To register, send an email to Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella at or call 732-929-2018.

  “Residents are unaware of how much information they have access to, and even how to look up property records,” Colabella said. “This event gives them an opportunity to learn firsthand how easy it is to access this kind of information and just how much they have at their convenience.”

  While you’re there, you can also find out how to register for the County Clerk’s Property Alert Service. This is a program that sends electronic notifications to property owners when documents pertaining to their property are recorded with the County Clerk.

  “This workshop provides residents with the chance to get a better understanding of the workings of the County Clerk’s Office and in particular getting information as it relates to their property,” said Ocean County Freeholder Gary Quinn, who serves as freeholder liaison to the County Clerk.

  This workshop is timed to coincide with April as National County Government Month. Since 1991, the National Association of Counties has dedicated the month of April to encouraging counties to promote services and programs offered to the public.

  “This workshop will help satisfy the curiosity of any Ocean County resident who has an interest in tracing their property ownership records,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Virginia E. Haines. “Scott and his staff do a great job in making sure certain information is accessible to our residents.”

  Since it began just a few years ago, this workshop has proven to be quite popular among residents.

  “I encourage our residents to attend the program and get a better understanding of the information that pertains to their homes which no doubt is one of the most significant purchases they will make,” Colabella said. “Some will find interesting history attached to their deed. Others will learn about the helpful resources we have.”