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Salem County Surrogate

The Surrogate’s Court is a Department of County Government as well as a branch of the Superior Court of New Jersey, in the Chancery Division. The Surrogate is a Constitutional Officer who is elected to the position every five years. The Surrogate serves as Deputy Clerk of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part as well as Judge of the Surrogate’s Court.Today, the main function of the Surrogate is to probate wills and appoint administrators of estates.

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  • Nicki A. Burke
    (Dem)

  • Beth McCarthy Patrick
    (Rep)

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