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.

Responsibilities

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: rphoenix@npmail.org
  • 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
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263 Somerset Street North Plainfield, New Jersey 07060
(908)769-2900
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Hours: Summer Schedule
Monday Tuesday Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 2:00pm
(Excluding Holidays)