Clerk

General Duties

The Municipal Clerk’s Office holds one of the most important and exacting positions in municipal government, serving the Governing Body and the Municipality. These tasks are summarized below.

Among the many tasks related to the Office of the Municipal Clerk, one of the core duties is to maintain custody of all of the following:

  • Bonds
  • Books
  • Contracts
  • Deeds
  • Minutes
  • Ordinances
  • Resolutions

The clerk is required to archive records of the municipal corporation and provide information in a timely and efficient manner and provide technical assistance to individuals and public officials. 

Records

The Township Clerk’s Office prepares and distributes Council meeting agendas and is also responsible for keeping the Council knowledgeable of State directives and objectives. The Township Clerk’s Office records Oaths of Office as well as issues licenses/permits as authorized by the Governing Body and New Jersey Statutes.

Vital Statistics

Within the Office of the Municipal Clerk is the Registrar of Vital Statistics. The Registrar records marriages, domestic partnerships, civil unions, births and deaths. The Township Clerks Office is also responsible for assisting the County with elections and voter registration.