Municipal Clerk

The Municipal Clerk, as secretary to the municipal corporation, signs official documents and checks, has custody of the city seal, and attests to the signature of the mayor.

As secretary to the governing body, the Municipal Clerk issues notices for, and attends all Council meetings, records minutes, prepares meeting agendas and select resolutions, receives and opens bids, administers and records oaths of office, processes correspondence and records, files and advertises ordinances and public notices, and acts as a liaison between the public and the governing body.

As chief administrative officer for all city elections, the Municipal Clerk registers voters and is responsible for overseeing the municipal, primary, and general elections. This includes recommending polling places, furnishing election materials and supplies, determining the validity of petitions for those seeking elected office, and certifying election results.  Click Here for election and voter registration information.

The Municipal Clerk’s office also handles requests and petitions for public sewer, water and sidewalk improvements; responds to local government public records requests (OPRA); and issues various licenses and permits including:

  • Bingo and raffle licenses. Visit the NJ Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission for more information.
  • Limousine and taxi licenses.
  • Alcoholic beverage licenses, transfers, renewals, one-day social affair permits, and alcoholic beverage catering permits.
BINGO AND RAFFLE LICENSING PROCESS
BINGO APPLICATION
RAFFLE APPLICATION
AMENDING BINGO OR RAFFLE APPLICATION

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