Office of the Municipal Clerk

The Municipal Clerk is a mandatory position in every municipality in the State of NJ. The Municipal Clerk must hold a Registered Municipal Clerk Certificate (RMC), issued by the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs. A Registered Municipal Clerk is appointed by the Governing Body of each Municipality for a 3-year term.


Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Municipal Clerk

Patricia L. Bussow, RMC/CMR
phone: 973-383-4280 ext 316
fax: 973-383-9977

Deputy Municipal Clerk

Kaitlin Jespersen, CMR
phone: 973-383-4280 ext 317
fax: 973-383-9977

Duties of the Municipal Clerk

The Municipal Clerk is charged with the following statutory responsibilities:

  • Secretary to the Governing Body
  • Secretary of the Municipal Corporation
  • Chief Administrative Officer of All Elections held in the Municipality
  • Chief Registrar of Voters in the Municipality
  • Custodian of Records of the Municipality

Functions of the Township Clerk’s Office include, but are not limited to:

  • Dog Licensing
  • Food and Vending Licensing
  • Garage Sale Applications
  • Landlord Registration
  • Legalized Games of Chance Licensing (Raffle, Bingo, Amusement, etc.)
  • OPRA Requests
  • Voter Registration


No notices at this time.


Forms can be found on the Forms and Applications page.

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