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Passaic County - Clerk's Office, Courts & Miscellaneous


Passaic County was formed 7 February 1837 as follows: Acquackanonk (Clifton) and Paterson Twps. from Essex County; Manchester (Haledon), Pompton (Bloomingdale/Ringwood/Wanaque/Pompton Lakes) and West Milford Twps. from Bergen County.

Consult the Bergen and Essex pages linked below for pre-1837 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: Bergen County - Clerk's Office, Courts & Miscellaneous
Essex County - Clerk's and Register's Offices
Secretary of State - Genealogical and Colonial Records (including state censuses)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Assignments of Mortgages and Indexes, 1851-1901
Control #:
CPACL001
Format:
25 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Indexes continue through 1936.

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
1860 Federal Census Schedule for Passaic County
Control #:
CPACL002
Format:
0.4 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Bergen County Mortgages [Copy], 1766-1840
Control #:
CPACL003
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Civil War Records, ca. 1861-ca. 1865
Control #:
CPACL004
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Divisions and Partitions of Land, 1850s-1880s
Control #:
CPACL005
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Miscellaneous Records, 1820-1963
Control #:
CPACL006
Format:
14 c.f. (20 boxes)
Arrangement:
No obvious arrangement
Notes:
A portion of the material has not been processed.

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Essex County Mortgages, 1766-1838
Control #:
CPACL007
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Marriage Records, 1837-1902
Control #:
CPACL008
Format:
0.75 c.f. (3 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Mortgages 1837-1866 and Indexes, 1837-1916
Control #:
CPACL009
Format:
17 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Building Contracts, 1849-1926
Control #:
CPACL010
Format:
4 c.f. (4 boxes)
Notes:
Mostly public buildings, including schools and fire houses.

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Perth Amboy Surveys, 1678-1814
Control #:
CPACL011
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Include index.

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Release Books, 1888-1908
Control #:
CPACL012
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Nurses' Licenses, 1903-1945
Control #:
CPACL013
Format:
2 c.f. (6 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Alphabetic index included in Books A-D.

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Medical Registers, 1845-1975
Control #:
CPACL014
Format:
1 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
Includes registers of physicians, midwives, chiropractors, osteopaths, optometrists, druggists, dentists, etc.

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Justice of the Peace Dockets, 1827-1948
Control #:
CPACL015
Format:
6 c.f. (24 vols.)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by justices' name
Notes:
Indexes are occassionally included in volume.

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Exempt Firemen's and Military Certificates, 1860s-1935
Control #:
CPACL016
Format:
2.5 c.f. (3 boxes)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Lists of Notaries, 1837-1935
Control #:
CPACL017
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Records of the Court of Quarter Sessions, Circuit Court and Supreme Court, 1870s-1897
Control #:
CPACL018
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Sewer and Road Improvement Maps, 1860s-1910s
Control #:
CPACL019
Format:
6 c.f. (6 boxes)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Mechanics' Liens, 1837-1893
Control #:
CPACL020
Format:
2 c.f. (2 boxes)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Papers Relating to Roads and Sewers, 1837-1960s
Control #:
CPACL021
Format:
7 c.f. (7 boxes)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Lists of Appeals, 1868-1907
Control #:
CPACL022
Format:
2 c.f. (2 boxes)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Index to Circuit Court Judgments, No. 1, ca. 1862-ca. 1895
Control #:
CPACL023
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Proceedings [Case Files] and Indexes, 1838-1881
Control #:
CPACL024
Format:
30 c.f. (29 boxes and 2 vols.)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Minutes [with gaps], 1837-1915
Control #:
CPACL025
Format:
11 c.f. (41 vols.)
Arrangement:
By record type and then chronological
Notes:
"Record" volumes A-I appear to be duplicate copies of the minutes, gaps in the minutes may be supplemented by these.

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Executions, 1837-1928
Control #:
CPACL026
Format:
8 c.f. (18 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes one volume of Quarter Sessions Executions, and one volume of deed searches, 1837-1863.

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court in Equity Registers, 1852-1904
Control #:
CPACL027
Format:
3.5 c.f. (7 vols. 1 box)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Court of Oyer and Terminer Indictments, 1910-1919
Control #:
CPACL028
Format:
4 c.f. (4 boxes)

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
Court of Oyer and Terminer and Quarter Session Minutes [with gaps], 1840-1942
Control #:
CPACL029
Format:
4 c.f. (15 vols.)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chronological
Notes:
"Record" volumes appear to be duplicate copies of the minutes; gaps in the minutes may be supplemented by these.

Series:
Passaic County
Court of Common Pleas
Loose Papers, 1837-1908
Control #:
CPACP001
Format:
12 c.f. (12 boxes)

Series:
Passaic County
Court of Common Pleas
Minutes, 1840-1914
Control #:
CPACP002
Format:
8 c.f. (25 vols.)
Arrangement:
chronological
Notes:
Record volumes appear to be duplicates of the minutes. Volumes B-I include naturalization entries.

Series:
Passaic County
Court of Common Pleas
Executions and Indexes, 1837-1947
Control #:
CPACP003
Format:
3 c.f. (8vols. 1 box)

Series:
Passaic County
Court of Common Pleas
Judgments, 1837-1912
Control #:
CPACP004
Format:
4.5 c.f. (4 boxes and one vol.)

Series:
Passaic County
Court of Common Pleas
Veteran's Peddlers Licenses, 1931-1952
Control #:
CPACP005
Format:
2 c.f. (2 boxes)

Series:
Passaic County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1837-1906
Control #:
CPACP006
Format:
67 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Coroner's Office
Reports, Testimonies and Inquisitions, 1837-1901
Control #:
CPACR001
Format:
19 c.f. (33 boxes)

Series:
Passaic County
Department of Parks and Recreation
Transcriptions of Dey Mansion Manuscripts, 1790-1925
Control #:
CPAPA001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Passaic County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Minutes, 1867-1952
Control #:
CPAQU001
Format:
15 c.f. (45 volumes)
Arrangement:
chronological

Series:
Passaic County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Special Sessions Minutes [Allegations], 1875-1927
Control #:
CPAQU002
Format:
8 c.f. (25 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Passaic County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Special Sessions Minutes [Indictments], 1909-1928
Control #:
CPAQU003
Format:
2 c.f. (4 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Passaic County
Register of Deeds
Ancient Deeds, 1877-1897
Control #:
CPARD001
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Register of Deeds
Deeds, 1837-1901 and Indexes, 1837-1916
Control #:
CPARD002
Format:
210 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Register of Deeds
Bergen County Deeds [Copy], 1715-1838
Control #:
CPARD003
Format:
16 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Register of Deeds
Essex County Deeds [Copy], 1729-1838
Control #:
CPARD004
Format:
8 reels (35-mm)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 185.65 c.f. of paper records and
357 reels of microfilm
~


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

Passaic County Clerk's Office, 401 Grand Street, Room 130, Paterson, NJ 07505, tel. 973-881-4786, website: www.passaiccountynj.org/Index.aspx?NID=131


This page last updated 05/17/2006