The position of Municipal Clerk is required by New Jersey law (N.J.S.A. 40A: 9-133) to serve as Municipal Clerk.
The Municipal Clerk is a statutory position that must achieve certificaion through education and testing. The Registered Municipal Clerk must attend certification classes to retain a RMC license designation.
The Municipal Clerk's office is responsible for the following:
- Secretary to the Mayor and Council
- Secretary to the municipal corporation
- Chief Registrar of Voters
- Chief Administrative Official for all election
- Custodian of public records
- Custodian of the Municipal Seal
- Administrative officer of licenses and permits (Liquor, Bingo and Raffle, Dog and other licenses)
- Assessment Search Official
- Open Public Records Official "OPRA"
- Custodian of Finalcial Disclosure Statement
- Council Agenda & Minutes
- Council Meeting Schedule
- Public Notices
The Municipal Clerk also serves as Local Registrar of Vital Statistics for Marriages, Deaths and Births
The public can review and obtain copies of Council meeting minutes, ordinances, resolutions and other public records permitted by law at the Office of the Municipal Clerk located in Borough Hall. Under the Open Public Records Act ("OPRA"), there is a charge for copies of public records that is set by State Statute (N.J.S.A. 47: 1A-2) and a requirement that requests be made in writing when requesting access to or copies of public records. A formal "Borough Request for Access to Public Records" form is available for downloading, and details on the processing of all OPRA requests are included on the form.
You can view and obtain forms in our web site Forms Center.