BURLINGTON COUNTY SURROGATE’S COURT
The Burlington County Surrogate’s is open and staffed to conduct normal business operations on an appointment basis. Business is being conducted in-person, via telephone, e-mail, regular mail and Drop Box.
The Drop Box, labeled “Burlington County Surrogate’s Court Filings” is located inside the entrance to 50 Rancocas Road, Mt. Holly, New Jersey on a table outside of the entrance to our office and is available from 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday. There are also a drop boxes for the County Clerk’s Office and the Superintendent of Elections at that location, please be sure to use the Drop Box marked “Burlington County Surrogate’s Court Filings”.
Probate and Administration appointments will be in-person for all personal representatives who reside in the State of New Jersey.
All record searches are also done on an appointment basis.
Our office is located at: 50 Rancocas Road, 1st Floor, Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
Our mailing address is: 50 Rancocas Road, 1st Floor, P.O. Box 6000, Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
If you wish to make an appointment or have questions regarding specific matters, you can direct your inquiry to the following:
General number (609) 265-5005
Facsimile: (609) 265-4511
Probate/Administration Services (609) 265-5005
Superior Court Estate Litigation,
Adoptions and Minor’s Funds (609) 265-5235
Superior Court Guardianships (609) 265-5201
Records (609) 265-2827
Please note that due to the high volume of telephone calls and e-mails, you will receive a response within 24-36 hours. Your patience and understanding are appreciated.
Contact the Surrogate's Office to obtain copies of the below referenced literature.
Advanced Directives for Health Care
The Advanced Directives for Health Care is a booklet that enables an individual to designate medical treatment and procedures when you are unable to communicate with your physician. It also allows you to designate an individual to be your health care representative. The New Jersey Commission of Legal and Ethical Problems in the delivery of Health Care published this booklet containing living will forms.
Personal Record Booklet
This booklet is a helpful tool that will assist you in keeping your papers in order. The booklet is designed for you to record all of your pertinent information pertaining to your financial matters, the safekeeping of your documents and to assist your loved ones should you become ill, etc.
Wills - An Informational Guide
This booklet contains information about the importance of having a will and also information to assist you in preparing a will.
Probate & Administration - An Informational Guide
This booklet has been designed to assist you in the administering of an estate. This booklet contains helpful information regarding the probate / administration process and tax information.
Letter from the Surrogate
Welcome to the Burlington County Surrogate’s Court. As the Surrogate of Burlington County, I am pleased to present this website to assist our residents. The many duties of the Surrogate’s Court include the probating of wills, appointing of estate administrators, supervising the appointment of guardians and administering adoptions. My responsibility as Surrogate is to oversee the administration of the many services offered by this Surrogate's Court. My team and I will work to make the emotionally difficult experience that can be associated with the Surrogate’s Court a professional and sensitive experience.
Our website is designed to provide you with useful information regarding the services we offer to our residents. Please be assured that I will continue to update and make available new information and forms as they become available. The Surrogate Court is here to serve you.