Search Public Records in Ocean County, NJ. Results May Include: Marriage and Divorce Records, Criminal Records, Birth and Death Records, Probate Documents, Land Records, Arrests, Addresses, Liens and Judgments.
Ocean County is located along the Jersey Shore in the state of New Jersey. The county was formed in February 15, 1850, from portions of Monmouth County, with the addition of Little Egg Harbor Township. Jackson Township is the largest township in the county, while Toms River Township is the county seat. According to the United States Census Bureau, the county had, as of the 2010 Census, a population of approximately 567,567 people and a total area of 915.40 square miles, of which 286.62 square miles of water and 628.78 square miles of land, making it the 2nd largest county in New Jersey (behind Burlington County). Ocean County borders the following counties: Monmouth County to the north, Atlantic County to the south, and Burlington County to the west.
The Ocean County Clerk is charged with the responsibility of maintaining all public records in the county. Some of the records maintained by the office include but are not limited to conveyances, mortgages, death certificates, deeds, plats, state and federal tax liens, and other official documents.
Records maintained by the office of the clerk can be accessed by two main ways; you can obtain copies of public records by visiting the office of the clerk in person during office hours or by doing a background check online. When doing a public records search, you will be required to visit the Ocean County Clerk’s Website. The website has links that will direct you to the records that are available online. When obtaining copies of public records in person, you will be required to present the clerk with a written request with details of the records you are requesting. Alternatively, you can call the clerk at and make a request.
Below is the physical address of the Ocean County Clerk’s office:
118 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-2191
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