The Office of the Bergen County Clerk will only accept attorney trust account, certified, or bank checks for payment of realty transfer fees. For the "1% buyer/grantee fee" (mansion tax) a certified or bank check made payable to the "Bergen County Clerk" is required. Additionally ALL checks $10,000 and over in the aggregate, MUST BE CERTIFIED or in the form of a BANK CHECK.
Please be advised that there are updated revisions to the RTF-1 and RTF-1EE Affidavit of Consideration forms. We urge you to visit the NJ Division of Taxation website to find updated information related to REALTY TRANSFER FEES.
To download the revised Affidavit of Consideration forms (RFT-1) and (RFT-1 EE) visit the NJ Division of Taxation website page: Local Property Tax Forms.
For further information contact the County Clerk's Registry Division at (201) 336-7007. However, please be advised that employees of the County Clerk's Office are not permitted to provide recording information over the phone.