About Us

GavelThe function of the Judge of the Morris County Surrogate Court includes:

  • administering wills, estates, guardianships, and trusts for Morris County residents
  • clerk of the Superior Court
  • assisting activities ranging from adoptions to incompetency matters
  • managing the Minors’ Intermingled Trust Fund and holding, as custodian, approximately $25 million in that fund for Morris County minors

The Surrogate Court is fully computerized and automated. Microfilm read-printers are available for reading or reproducing original wills and other relevant probate documents.

The Surrogate is elected every five years.