Contact Information: 
Paula Sollami Covello
Mercer County Clerk
609-989-6998
psollamicovello@mercercounty.org

This week, people with disabilities and their advocates celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The landmark federal act, which prohibits discrimination based on disabilities was enacted in during the summer of 1990.

Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello today reminded people with disabilities that the Clerk’s Office had converted a portion of its well-known public access counter to better serve those with disabilities. As part of her pledge to deliver and improve services to Mercer County residents, the new public access counter had its 2-year anniversary and was installed to improve handicap accessibility. The vast public access counter at the Mercer County Clerk’s Office, which had been in place since approximately 1938, serves as a major point of service when the public visits the County to file or process deeds, mortgages, passports and notary applications, and other important documents in Trenton. Stretching over 56 linear feet, a portion of the public access countertop was converted for handicap accessibility by Sollami Covello with low-cost modifications to accommodate those who must remain seated or are wheelchair bound.

“I was delighted to make our County office more accessible and user friendly for the disabled and the general public,” said Clerk Sollami Covello.

The Mercer County Clerk’s Office is located in the Old Courthouse at 209 South Broad Street in Trenton. The Clerk’s Office is open from Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Wednesdays until 6:30 pm.