Board of Chosen Freeholders

Administration & Records Building
Court St.
Morristown
(973) 285-6010

Serves as the governing body of the county. Consists of seven members elected at-large for staggered three-year terms. Members elect a director each year to conduct meetings and act as board spokesperson. The freeholders conduct public meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Work sessions are held the same day at 9:30 a.m.

County Clerk

MorrisCountyClerk.com
Administration & Records Building
Court St.
Morristown
(973) 285-6120

Records all county land records and related legal documents. Prepares, prints and distributes absentee, machine and sample ballots for all elections, and officially tabulates and certifies the results. Processes passport and notary public applications and issues county ID’s. The County Clerk may also perform marriages. Elected for a five-year term.

Sheriff

MCSheriff.org
County Courthouse
Washington St. (Rte. 24)
Morristown
(973) 285-6600

Administers Bureau of Law Enforcement, which is responsible for courthouse security, serving civil processes, and augmenting other law enforcement agencies with crime scene processing, evidence analysis, photography lab, communications center, K-9, bomb disposal, and emergency services. Also administers Bureau of Corrections, which is responsible for the operation of the county jail and the care and custody of jail inmates and individuals sentenced to the Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program. Elected every 3 years.

Surrogate

MorrisSurrogate.com
Administration & Records Building
Court St.
Morristown
(973) 285-6500

The Surrogate is the Judge of the Surrogate’s Court which probates wills, qualifies executors, administrators and trustees. The Surrogate directs various activities including adoptions and incompetency matters. Elected every 5 years.

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