DEPARTMENT

Borough Clerk

Contact

Phone:201-569-5400

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Services 

  • Central point of contact for residents
  • Serves as the Secretary to the Governing Body
  • Prepares the meeting agendas
  • Liaison between the public and the Governing Body

Description

The Borough Clerk's Office serves as a central point of contact for residents.  Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, unless otherwise posted.

The Borough Clerk is appointed by the Mayor and Council. The Clerk serves as the Secretary to the Governing Body, prepares the meeting agendas, records the minutes of Mayor and Council meetings and processes resolutions and ordinances adopted by the Mayor and Council in accordance with State statutes.

The Borough Clerk is the custodian of the municipal seal and maintains custody of all minutes, books, bonds, contracts, archival records of the municipality. The Clerk is the liaison between the public and the Governing Body and represents the Borough in relations with Federal, State and local government.The following licenses are issued by the Borough Clerks office: limousine, towing, bingo, raffle and liquor. 

Organizations may apply at the Borough Clerk's office for bingo and raffle licenses, which must be approved by the Mayor and Council and are subject to the rules and regulations of New Jersey's Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission. Liquor Licenses are issued through the Clerk's office annually, upon Mayor and Council approval.

The Clerk is the Election Official for the Borough; provides voter registration applications, issues and receives nominating petitions for Borough elective offices, conducts local elections and certifies the results.In addition to the statutory requirements of the position, the Clerk's office issues permits for driveways, dumpsters, solicitors, street openings and commercial filming. We also have forms for passport applications and renewals and offer notorial services.

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