Borough Clerk

About the Clerk
     The Municipal Clerk holds one of the most important and exacting positions in municipal government. So important, in fact, that in New Jersey the position is a statutory one. Municipal Clerks may attain tenure in office and must achieve certification through education and testing.

     So diverse is the role of the Municipal Clerk, encompassing a myriad of state statutes and serving all levels of government, that legislation was enacted in 1991 specifically designed to define the core duties of this statutory office. These core duties, along with other duties that may be imposed by state statues, are as follows: 
  1. Administrative Officer
  2. Chief Administrative Officer
  3. Chief Registrar
  4. Governing Body
  5. Municipal Corporation
  6. Records
  7. Tax Sales
  8. Election Results

Administrative Officer

As Administrative Officer, the Clerk is responsible for:
  • Acceptance of applications for licenses and permits and the issuance of licenses and permits, except where statute or municipal ordinance has delegated that responsibility to some other municipal office
  • Certify to the municipality's Bond Counsel as to the proper advertising, filing of Supplemental Debt Statement and that no protests have been filed with the municipality as to the adoption of bond ordinances
  • Conduct business with other municipal departments as directed by the Governing Body
  • Issue assessment search certificates
  • Maintain personnel records
  • Purchase equipment and supplies when required
  • Serve as information officer to the public and the media