Due to COVID, even today, we are seeing that most COUNTIES, COUNTY CLERKS, AND COURTS are running with enormous limitations. We are still seeing delays on search results from all counties and depending on the municipality, departmental searches can take up to 30 days.
In addition, if your file involves the sale of the property from an ESTATE most Surrogates Courts are either closed or running very limited. As such our examiners are generally not able to access Surrogates Court records. As a practice tip if your file involves an ESTATE selling real property please obtain or have counsel for the Seller obtain the estate file and send to us for review so we can quickly and efficiently underwrite your file.