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Any fees must be paid by cash or check only. The Surrogate’s Court does not accept credit cards.

The Morris County Surrogate’s Court does not give legal advice.

Heather DarlingAbout the Morris County Surrogate’s Court

A surrogate is a judicial officer, elected by the people, having jurisdiction over the probate of wills, the administration of estates, and more.

Surrogate Heather Darling was first elected to serve the residents of Morris County in 2019. Each term of office is five years. The full title of the office is “Judge of the Surrogate Court.”

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