Municipal Clerk

Sonia Gordon

Sonia Gordon

City Clerk

In New Jersey, the Municipal Clerk, by virtue of his/her position, serves taxpayers and acts as a liaison officer between the executive and the general body of municipal personnel.
Among the many duties of the Municipal Clerk are:
  • Act as secretary to the municipal corporation and as custodian of the municipal seal and of all minutes, books, deeds, bonds, contracts and archival records of the municipal corporation. The governing body may provide by ordinance for the other offers to have custody of specific classes of record.
  • Act as secretary of the governing body, prepare meeting agendas at the discretion of the governing body, be present at all meetings of the governing body, keep a journal of the proceedings of every meeting, retain the original copies of all ordinances and resolutions, and record the minutes of every meeting.
  • Serve as chief administrative officer in all elections in the municipality, subject to the requirements of Title 19.
  • Serve as the administrative officer responsible for accepting applications for licenses and permits, and issuing licenses and permits, except where statute or ordinance delegates that function to another.
  • Serve as coordinator and records manager responsible for implementing local archives and records retention programs as required by Title 47.
  • Perform other duties currently or in the future mandated by statute, regulation or local ordinance.

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