Essex County Probate Records

Search for Essex County NJ probate records. A probate record search provides information on wills, estate distributions, heirs, surviving dependents, creditors, court ordered distributions, probate petitions, estate accounts, estate inventories, and genealogical information.


Essex County Clerks maintain and preserve important records for a county or local jurisdiction in Essex County NJ. This can include probate records, which may date back decades or centuries. Essex County probate records include information on the distribution of an estate, named heirs, any creditors, and any dependents. These records can include documents on bonds, petitions, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be useful for Essex County genealogical research, as they establish a range of important personal information about the deceased individual, including previous residences, occupations, land ownership, military service, and any adoptions. The Clerk's Office may provide online access to Essex County probate records through a searchable database.

Belleville Township Clerk Belleville NJ 152 Washington Avenue 07109 973-450-3410

Bloomfield Township Clerk Bloomfield NJ 1 Municipal Plaza 07003 973-680-4015

Caldwell Clerk Caldwell NJ 1 Provost Square 07006 973-403-4626

Essex County Clerk Newark NJ 465 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard 07102 973-621-4920

Essex County Clerk Newark NJ 465 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard 07102 973-621-4921

Essex Fells Borough Clerk Essex Fells NJ 255 Roseland Avenue 07021 973-226-3400

Fairfield Clerk Fairfield NJ 230 Fairfield Road 07004 973-882-2715

Irvington Clerk Irvington NJ 1 Civic Square 07111 973-399-6677

Livingston Clerk Livingston NJ 357 South Livingston Avenue 07039 973-535-7965

Millburn Clerk Millburn NJ 435 Essex St 07041 973-564-7065

Nutley Town Clerk Nutley NJ 1 Kennedy Drive 07110 973-284-4955

Orange City Clerk City of Orange NJ 29 North Day Street 07050 973-266-4000

Verona Township Clerk Verona NJ 880 Bloomfield Avenue 07044 973-857-4772


Essex County Courts are judicial bodies that operate at the federal, state, and local level to resolve legal disputes, including civil matters such as probate cases in Essex County NJ. During an Essex County probate case, courts create and preserve records on the will, including records on the distribution of estates, named heirs, creditors, and any dependents. Essex County Courts also maintain records on petitions, bonds, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as any court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be an important source for genealogical research, because they contain important personal information about the deceased individual, including occupations, Essex County land ownership, military service, residences, and any adoptions. Courts may provide online access to Essex County probate records.

Belleville Municipal Court Belleville NJ 152 Washington Avenue 07109 973-450-3320

Bloomfield Municipal Court Bloomfield NJ 50 Municipal Plaza 07003 973-680-4078

Caldwell Municipal Court Caldwell NJ 1 Provost Square 07006 973-403-4631

Cedar Grove Municipal Court Cedar Grove NJ 525 Pompton Avenue 07009 973-239-1410

East Orange Municipal Court East Orange NJ 221 Freeway Drive East 07018 973-266-5300

Essex County Superior Court Newark NJ 50 West Market Street 07102 973-693-5700

Essex Fells Municipal Court Caldwell NJ 136 Gould Avenue 07006 973-228-6420

Fairfield Municipal Court II Fairfield NJ 230 Fairfield Road 07004 973-882-2715

Glen Ridge Municipal Court Glen Ridge NJ 825 Bloomfield Avenue 07028 973-748-8116

Irvington Municipal Court Irvington NJ 1 Civic Square 07111 973-399-6671

Livingston Municipal Court Livingston NJ 357 South Livingston Avenue 07039 973-535-7970

Maplewood Municipal Court Maplewood NJ 125 Dunnell Road 07040 973-762-2839

Millburn Municipal Court Millburn NJ 435 Essex Street 07041 973-564-7065

Montclair Municipal Court Montclair NJ 647 Bloomfield Avenue 07042 973-509-4745

NJ DMV East Orange Suspension Hearing Center East Orange NJ 183 South 18th Street 07018 609-292-6500

Newark Municipal Court Newark NJ 32 Green Street 07102 973-733-6520

North Caldwell Municipal Court Caldwell NJ 136 Gould Avenue 07006 973-228-6420

Nutley Municipal Court Nutley NJ 228 Chestnut Street 07110 973-284-4945

Orange Municipal Court Orange NJ 29 Park Street 07050 973-266-4161

Roseland Municipal Court Roseland NJ 19 Harrison Avenue 07068 973-226-0641

South Orange Municipal Court South Orange NJ 201 South Orange Avenue 07079 973-378-7787

Verona Municipal Court Verona NJ 600 Bloomfield Avenue 07044 973-857-4772

West Caldwell Municipal Court Caldwell NJ 21 Clinton Road 07006 973-226-3373

West Orange Municipal Court West Orange NJ 60 Main Street 07052 973-325-4080


Essex County Archives collect and preserve documents and other records that have historic value in Essex County NJ. This may include Essex County probate records that date back decades or even centuries. These probate records contain a range of important information, including the distribution of the estate, heirs named in the will, any creditors, and surviving dependents. The Essex County public records may also include bonds, petitions, accounts, and inventories created during the probate process, as well as court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records are an important source for genealogical research, as they provide personal information about the deceased individual, including the names of children and spouses, residences, occupations, land ownership, military service, and any adoptions. Archives may provide online access to Essex County probate records through searchable databases.

Newark City Archive Newark NJ 295 Halsey Street 07102 973-733-5607

Newark City Birth Records Archive Newark NJ 920 Broad Street 07102 973-733-6510