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Ocean County - Clerk's Office, Courts & Miscellaneous


Ocean County was formed from the southern portion of Monmouth County on 15 February 1850. Consult the Monmouth County page linked below for pre-1850 records.

The State Archives' holdings vary from county to county. Consult the Collecting Policy for additional information about our accessioning guidelines.

Consult the Organizational Chart for Pre-1948 Court System for information on court jurisdictions.


See also: Monmouth County - Clerk's Office, Courts and Miscellaneous
Secretary of State - Genealogical and Colonial Records (including state censuses)

Series:
Ocean County
Clerk's Office
1880 Census Report for Ocean County
Control #:
COCCL001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By municip., then alpha.
Notes:
Reel filed with census special schedules.

Series:
Ocean County
Clerk's Office
Deeds, 1850-1901 and Indexes, 1850-1930
Control #:
COCCL002
Format:
158 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Ocean County
Clerk's Office
Marriage Records, 1850-1908
Control #:
COCCL003
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Ocean County
Clerk's Office
Mortgages, 1850-1885 and Indexes, 1850-1930
Control #:
COCCL004
Format:
28 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Ocean County
Clerk's Office
Ancient Deeds, 1874-1960
Control #:
COCCL005
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Ocean County
Clerk's Office
Road Records, 1852-1912
Control #:
COCCL006
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Ocean County
Clerk's Office
Miscellaneous Records, 1866-1937
Control #:
COCCL007
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
Includes Constable Bonds, Commissioner of Wrecks appointments, Surveyor of Highway oaths, and various court case files.

Series:
Ocean County
Clerk's Office
Commitments, 1900s-1960s
Control #:
COCCL008
Format:
7 c.f. (7 boxes)
Notes:
Includes criminal and non-criminal commitments.
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential as per NJSA 30:4-24.3

Series:
Ocean County
Clerk's Office
Record of Registered Nurses, 1913-1949
Control #:
COCCL009
Format:
0.2 c.f. (1 volume)

Series:
Ocean County
Court of Common Pleas
Applications for Tavern Licenses, 1850-1895
Control #:
COCCP001
Format:
3 c.f. (6 boxes); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Card file index to names available in the Manuscript Room. Records on film span from 1850-1859.

Series:
Ocean County
Court of Common Pleas
Certificates of Lunacy/Non-Criminal Commitments, 1854-1923
Control #:
COCCP003
Format:
3.5 c.f. (7 boxes)
Arrangement:
chronological
Notes:
Includes commitments to psychiatric institutions and other hospitals. Draft index included.
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential as per NJSA 30:4-24.3

Series:
Ocean County
Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Orders for the Destruction of Slot Machines, 1927-1940
Control #:
COCQU001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by defendant


~ The collections listed on this page represent 14.7 c.f. of paper records and
192 reels of microfilm ~

To contact the New Jersey State Archives about research, reference services, records transfers or donations, please email us at njarchives@sos.state.nj.us

For additional and/or more recent records relating to this topic, contact:

Ocean County Clerk's Office, 118 Washington Street, PO Box 2191, Toms River, NJ 08754-2191, tel. 732-929-2018, website: www.oceancountyclerk.com


This page last updated 04/23/2013