Clerk's Office
Borough Clerk: Richard K. Phoenix, RMC 908-769-2910
Deputy Borough Clerk: Stephanie Sherwood 908-769-2904

Borough Code

Definitions of the Role

A Municipal Clerk, as defined in New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.) 40A:9-133, performs many statutory duties and serves the Governing Body and Municipal Corporation. A Municipal Clerk maintains high ethical standards and remains impartial and apolitical in dealing with Public Officials and citizens.


Serves the Governing Body & Municipal Corporation

  • Accepts service of legal documents
  • Administers Oaths of Office
  • Advises and guides the Governing Body on the Open Public Meetings Act, Elections, Open Public Records Act and other applicable Statutes
  • Ensures all Open Public Records Act requests are handled in a timely manner
  • OPRA Request Form: OPRA Request Email:
  • Maintains custody of official documents/records, the Municipal Seal, attests to signatures of Officials and signs official documents
  • Prepares Resolutions, Ordinances, and Meeting Agendas. Attends all Borough
    Council meetings and prepares Minutes.
  • Processes and publishes Ordinances: Borough Code

Administrative Officer

  • Insures compliance with the Local Government Ethics Law regarding Financial Disclosure Statements
  • Maintains receipt of Landlord/Tenant Registrations
    Landlord Registration Form
  • Receives and processes Tort Claims
  • Tort Claim Form - Available Soon
  • Responsible for all Liquor License activities including the renewal process, transfers or any changes to License
  • Reviews, approves and processes:
    • Certified List Application
    • Coin Operated Amusement Devices Licenses - Available Soon
    • Garage Sale Permit
    • Limousine Licenses - Available Soon
    • Motor Vehicle Sales License - Available Soon
    • Outdoor Sidewalk Café Licenses - Available Soon
    • Raffle and Bingo applications and Licenses - Available Soon
    • Taxi Driver Licenses - Available Soon
    • Taxi Owner Licenses - Available Soon
    • Vendor and Vending Business Licenses​ - Available Soon

Election Official

  • Accepts, certifies and maintains receipt of nominating petitions
  • Guides the public on voting rights and election laws
  • Assists residents with registering to vote and confirming voter registration
    Voter Registration Application
  • Oversees the primary and general elections and tallies election results
  • Secures polling locations

Records Manager

  • Responsible for implementing local archives and records programs including records storage, retention and destruction according to Statute
North Plainfield - 1630 AM Radio
Upcoming Events (90 Days)
Tuesday 30 November 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Meet the Author: Gabrielle Glaser Learn of the Untold Story of a Secret Adoption System
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 1 December 2021
Board of Adjustment
Greenbrook Flood Control Commission
Thursday 2 December 2021
Cancelled - Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 4 December 2021
8:00AM - 12:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
Sunday 5 December 2021
Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa Comes To Town
Monday 6 December 2021
All day
Last Day Of Chanukah
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Flu and Covid Vaccine Clinic
Tuesday 7 December 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Covid and Flu Vaccine Clinic
Wednesday 8 December 2021
Cancelled - Planning Board
Thursday 9 December 2021
Cancelled - Economic Development Committee Meeting
Friday 10 December 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Disabilities Social Hour
Saturday 11 December 2021
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
Monday 13 December 2021
Shade Tree Advisory Board
Council Meeting
Wednesday 15 December 2021
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Music Around the World at Christmas Time With Mary Lu and Gwyn of Girls Night Out
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 16 December 2021
All day
Holiday Home Decorating Contest Begins
Saturday 18 December 2021
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Free Rabies Clinic
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Photos With Santa
Tuesday 21 December 2021
All day
First Day of Winter
Parks & Rec Meeting
Wednesday 22 December 2021
Planning Board
Friday 24 December 2021
All day
CHRISTMAS EVE - Borough Hall Closed
Saturday 25 December 2021
All day
Sunday 26 December 2021
All day
First Day of KWANZAA
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Tuesday 28 December 2021
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Meet the Author: Marcia Mickelson
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Friday 31 December 2021
All day
NEW YEAR'S EVE - Borough Hall Closed
Saturday 1 January 2022
All day
Wednesday 12 January 2022
Cancelled - Planning Board
Wednesday 26 January 2022
Planning Board
Sunday 30 January 2022
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Wednesday 9 February 2022
Cancelled - Planning Board
Wednesday 23 February 2022
Planning Board
Sunday 27 February 2022
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors

263 Somerset Street North Plainfield, New Jersey 07060
© Copyright 2018, North Plainfield Borough
This website and its contents are maintained by the Borough of North Plainfield. All possible efforts are employed to ensure the accuracy and currency of items that you find posted here; however, you are urged to reach out directly to individual offices, boards, committees and commissions before proceeding with any critical matter or issue you would wish to pursue in relation to information contained herein. Thank you.

Hours: Summer Schedule
Monday Tuesday Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 2:00pm
(Excluding Holidays)