Surrogate

BURLINGTON COUNTY SURROGATE’S
COURT NOTICE


In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and in cooperation with the numerous emergency precautions enacted by federal, state, county and local governments and agencies, the Burlington County Surrogate’s Court is now closed to the public until further notice.

However, the Surrogate’s Court is open and staffed to conduct normal business operations during this time.  We anticipate that necessary services can be completed via the telephone, internet and regular mail.  Emergency situations will be handled on a case by case basis.

The Surrogate’s Court can be contacted as follows:

Telephone:           609-265-5005
Email:                  surrogates@co.burlington.nj.us
Fax:                     609-261-4511
Regular Mail:      50 Rancocas Road, 1st Floor
                            P.O. Box 6000
                            Mount Holly, NJ  08060

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience or delays in providing services. However, these difficult times require unusual responses.  I believe these actions will help protect the public, provide for the health of staff and ensure the continued professional, prompt and empathetic service the public has come to expect and deserve from the Surrogate’s Court.

Mary Ann C. O’Brien, Surrogate
Judge of the Surrogate’s Court
& NJ State Superior Court Deputy Clerk

Informational Literature

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.

-Mary Ann C. O'Brien, Surrogate