Contact Information:
Paula Sollami Covello
Mercer County Clerk
pscovello@mercercounty.org
609-989-6945

Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello announced that the County Clerk’s Office has installed a new cutting-edge computer system for the recording of land and property records. The new MS Windows-based system, used in four other New Jersey counties, was planned and installed over the past year and was implemented live this week.

The new system adds a host of features to improve the speed and efficiency of record searching for both the County Clerk’s staff and the public. Records Next Generation (Records NG) presents the County’s land records in a simple, user-friendly format. The hallmarks of the new system are that it automatically links together and interconnects information on deeds, titles, mortgage and lien documents, and much more. The new system brings together Mercer County land records dating back to 1997 with just a few clicks of the mouse. Within two years, it is expected that deed and mortgage records dating as far back as 1957 will be scanned and incorporated into the new system as well.

The new system replaces a slow, outdated fifteen-year-old system that was not compatible with today’s technology including laptops and laser printers. The upgrade was funded entirely through the County Clerk’s Special Trust Fund, which is dedicated to improvements in the Clerk's Office, derived from recorder’s user fees and not county tax dollars.

To research land records in Mercer County on Records-NG, public and professional record searchers can utilize public access workstations at the Mercer County Clerk’s Office located at 209 South Broad Street in Trenton or remotely via the internet by becoming a free registered user on https://records.mercercounty.org/recordsNG_search/. Records-NG can also be accessed at www.MercerCounty.org by following the links to County Clerk.  For more information on document and printing fees, or on new recording requirements associated with the new system, contact the Mercer County Clerk’s Office at 609-989-6472.