Municipal Clerk holds one of the most important and exacting
positions in municipal government.
The position of Municipal Clerk is so important, in
fact, that in New Jersey
1. The position is a statutory
2. Municipal Clerks may attain tenure in office,
3. Municipal Clerks must achieve certification
through education and testing.
May 31, 1985,
Governor Thomas H. Kean signed the
bill establishing the designation of Registered
Municipal Clerk. Recertification
is contingent upon completion of 20 continuing education units
over each two-year recertification period.
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.
DUTIES OF THE MUNICIPAL CLERK
of the Municipal Corporation
to the Governing Body
Administrative Officer of all elections held in the municipality
Registrar of voters in the municipality
coordinator and manger responsible for implementing local
archives and records retention programs as mandated.
duties that may be imposed by state statutes and regulations
or municipal ordinances or regulations.
The Municipal Clerks Office is the place for
copies of ordinances and resolutions;
to vote or change party affiliation;
for games of chance licenses:
Alcoholic Beverage License information and apply for ABC
transfers, renewals and one-day social affair permits;
for Limousine Licenses; Taxi Licenses
and file petitions for public sewer, water, sidewalks, etc.
and file petitions for those seeking the municipal offices
of Mayor and City Council, as well as petitions for those
seeking seats on the Cumberland County Executive Committee
for the Democratic and Republican political parties.