Surrogate's Court of Salem County, NJ

Nicki. A Burke

Nicki A. Burke
Current Term Through December 2020


A Message from Nicki Burke

WELCOME! It is my privilege and pleasure to address you as Surrogate of Salem County. This is an important position which impacts many aspects of the lives of the residents of Salem County.

As one of Salem County’s elected Constitutional Officers I am responsible for the administration of the services offered by the Surrogate’s Court. I also serve as Deputy Clerk of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part as well as Judge of the Surrogate’s Court. This website is under construction with additional information added as we progress. For questions, I am only a phone call away.

Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Salem County Surrogate!


NICKI A. BURKE, Surrogate

For your convenience, the Salem County Surrogate’s office is open, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, until 6pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Administration Building 2nd Floor
94 Market Street • Salem, NJ 08079-1970
Phone: (856) 935-7510 Ext. 8323

You may obtain an appointment or information sheet by calling (856) 935-7510 Ext. 8323

(No staff is present at this location other than appointments)
Please call (856) 935-7510 Ext. 8323
Pittsgrove Township Municipal Building
989 Centerton Road
Pittsgrove, NJ 08318

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATES will be sent of already probated estates by enclosing $5.00 for each certificate and mailing to the Salem City address above. Please enclose Decedent’s name, date of death, and self-addressed stamped envelope.

Nicki Burke at (856) 935-7510 Ext. 8323

Contact Us

Surrogate’s Court
Administration Building
2nd Floor
94 Market Street.
Salem, NJ 08079
856.935.7510 x8323
Use Our Contact Form


Mon - Fri : 8:30am - 4:30pm

1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, by appointment only,
until 6pm

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Meet the Staff

Nicki A. Burke
Surrogate, Ext. 8621

Shermayne Vanaman
Special Probate Clerk, Ext. 8121

Sandra A. Sorantino, Esq.
Deputy Surrogate, Ext. 8322

Lisa Giovanetti
Special Probate Clerk, Ext. 8324

Donna M. Rosenstock
Special Deputy Surrogate, Ext. 8323