The Office of Records Management works with all County and Municipal Agencies to improve the security and access for the records maintained by these Agencies. This Office was established in November of 2007 and is under the direction of Dan Freed – County Records Manager. We operate as a part of the Division of Information Technology under the Department of Central and Shared Services.
The New Jersey State Division of Archives and Records Management (DARM) sets the standards and policies that serve as the guidelines under which all records management activities are conducted. There is a wealth of information to explore within this agency and a trip to the State Archives is a great place to discover new things about the history of New Jersey.
Although Records Management sounds like a rather dry topic, there are a lot of exciting things happening within Sussex County, and across the State, which are going have a dramatic effect on the way Government manages information and makes it available to all users. Although the security of records is a key driver to protect against any type of natural or man-made disaster, we are actively looking for ways to take advantage of cost effective document management technologies. The benefits of these efforts become evident when you realize that the County of Sussex, together with its 24 Municipalities currently manage approximately 54,000,000 document pages.
Through guidance provided by DARM together with the Public Archives and Records Infrastructure Support Grants Program (PARIS), New Jersey is taking a leadership position in Records Management on a National basis. To get a better understanding of the work that has already been completed within the County of Sussex we invite you to visit the following two links. These new resources will give you a hands-on look at how the use of Electronic Document Technology is being implemented within the County.
Through the County Clerk's website users are able to go online to lookup and view any property Deed or Mortgage that has been filed with this office.