Surrogate Moves Probate Hours From Rahway To Linden

Surrogate James S. La Corte

Surrogate James S. La Corte

ELIZABETH –Union County residents will now be able to handle probate matters at the new Linden Public Library located at 31 East Henry Street in Linden, Surrogate James S. La Corte announced. Services are to be provided on the second Tuesday of every month at this location by appointment only.

All relevant information pertaining to the estate must be received by the Surrogate’s Office prior to scheduling an appointment. A list of required information can be found online at

The hours at the new site begin 5:30 p.m., and appointments can be scheduled by contacting the Surrogate’s office at 1-908-527-4280.

Evening hours are also available at the following locations:

Cranford – The First Monday Of Each Month
Cranford Community Center
220 Walnut Avenue

Union – The Third Wednesday Of Each Month
Union Township Municipal Building
1976 Morris Avenue

Summit – The Fourth Thursday Of Each Month
Summit City Hall
512 Springfield Avenue

The Union County Surrogate keeps county residents informed on matters of estate planning, probating wills, and guardianship accounts. Their main office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located on the Second Floor of the Union County Court House, on 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth.

For additional information, or to find out about other services available through the Surrogate’s office, contact them directly at 1-908-527-4280 or visit

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