Today, the Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello and Robbinsville Mayor David Fried jointly announced the importance of filing the official name of Robbinsville on land documents after the first of the year.
In the General Election of November 6, 2007, voters in Washington Township, Mercer County, overwhelmingly approved changing the lawful name of their municipality to "The Township of Robbinsville."
"For purposes of filing deeds, plats, maps, and other land documents with the Mercer County Clerk's Office, as of January 1, 2008, those filings must reflect the new name of Robbinsville," said Clerk Paula Sollami Covello. "Residents and businesses do not need to make any name changes to documents that have been already filed with the Mercer County Clerk's Office. However, beginning January 1, banks, law firms, mortgage lenders, land surveyors and title companies are advised to utilize the new legal name of the municipality," added Sollami Covello.
"Since there are four other towns in New Jersey with some form of Washington in their names, Township residents and businesses have experienced chronic difficulties when attempting to identify where a property is legally located in official land records," said Mayor David Fried. "As a result of this change, submitting land documents under the name of Robbinsville will bring greater simplicity and clarity to real estate transactions and the filing of those documents," noted Mayor Fried.
It is the Mercer County Clerk's Office that files and records all documents concerning real estate ownership, mortgages, and transfers. Correspondingly, the Robbinsville Municipal Clerk serves as the custodian of all municipal records, minutes, bonds, contracts and archival material. For questions regarding the filing of official land documents with the Mercer County Clerk's Office call 609-989-6464. For questions regarding municipal filings with the Robbinsville Municipal Clerk's Office, call 609-918-0002 x 103.