What is Surrogate Court?
The 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.