Surrogate Darling Reopens the Morris County Surrogate’s Office for
October 2, 2020
For Immediate Release
Morristown, NJ – Oct. 2, 2020 – Morris County Surrogate Heather Darling today announced
that, effective Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, the Morris County Surrogate’s Office will begin accepting
appointments for in-person probate in our newly designed COVID-19 compliant probate rooms.
No walk-in appointments will be permitted and all appointments must be scheduled in advance
by calling the Morris County Surrogate’s Office at 973-285-6500.
Please be advised that to maintain public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, appointments
will be limited considerably, as compared to the past. We will be accepting a maximum of four
(4) appointments in the morning and four (4) appointments in the afternoon each day, Monday
Clients are limited to having a maximum of one additional person at their appointment (usually
their attorney) and no one under the age of 18 will be permitted in the probate rooms.
Clients will be required to go through Morris County screening procedures upon entering the
building, which includes a temperature check as well as passing through a metal
detector. COVID-19 protocols require that masks are worn in the building at all times for
“The Surrogate’s office serves some of Morris County’s most vulnerable citizens, including
those who have lost a loved one, and I am pleased to again offer these citizens the in-person
services that many have been requesting,” said Surrogate Darling.
The Surrogate’s office has been operational and serving Morris County citizens throughout the
COVID-19 pandemic by telephone appointments and mail. Surrogate Darling looks forward to
bringing back the convenience of in-person appointments as one of the options for probate.
“Our online probate platform will be in place in the beginning of November, as previously
announced, which will allow our citizens the option of fully remote services from the Surrogate’s
Office, providing more options and efficiencies to Morris County, especially our citizens with
mobility issues,” the Surrogate said.
For more information, please visit www.morrissurrogate.com.
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