Office of the Borough Clerk and Registrar/Vital Statistics

Doreen Schott, Registered Municipal Clerk

The Office of the Clerk is historical in its tradition serving as a direct link between the residents and their local government. The role of the Municipal Clerk is very diverse serving all levels of government, that state legislation was enacted to define the “Core duties” of the statutory office.

The Municipal Clerk serves as:

Secretary of the Municipal Corporation: custodian of the Municipal Corporation and custodian of the Municipal Seal and all minutes, books, deed, bonds, contracts and archival records of the municipal corporation.

Acts as Secretary to the Governing Body: prepares meeting agendas, be present at the meetings of the governing body, keep a journal of the proceeding of every meeting, retain the original copies of all ordinance and resolutions and record the minutes of every meeting.

Chief Administrative Officer: in all elections held in the municipality subject to the requirements of Title 19 of the Revised Statutes.

Chief Registrar of Voters: in the municipality, subject to the requirement of Title 19 of the Revised Statutes.

Administrative Officer for Licenses and Permits: responsible for the acceptance of application for licenses and permits and the issuance of licenses and permits, except where statute or municipal ordinance has delegated that responsibility to some other officer.

Coordinator and records manager: responsible for implementing local archives and records retention programs as mandated by Title 47 of the Revised Statutes.

Custodian of Record: pursuant to the Open Public Records Act.

Questions?
Doreen Schott, Clerk, Registrar
973 827-9230 ext. 4010
Kathy Garrett, Deputy Clerk, Registrar
973 827-9230 ext. 4012