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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Upcoming Events (90 Days)
Monday January 17 2022
All day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Borough Offices Closed
Tuesday January 18 2022
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission
7:30PM
Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
7:30PM
Library Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday January 19 2022
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Monday January 24 2022
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday January 25 2022
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance - Youth Svcs Meeting
Wednesday January 26 2022
7:00PM
Planning Board
Sunday January 30 2022
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Wednesday February 2 2022
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday February 3 2022
6:00PM
Architectural Review Design Board
Saturday February 5 2022
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
Wednesday February 9 2022
7:00PM
Planning Board
Monday February 14 2022
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday February 15 2022
7:30PM
Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
Wednesday February 16 2022
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Tuesday February 22 2022
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday February 23 2022
7:00PM
Planning Board
Sunday February 27 2022
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Monday February 28 2022
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Wednesday March 2 2022
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday March 3 2022
6:00PM
Architectural Review Design Board
Saturday March 5 2022
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
Wednesday March 9 2022
7:00PM
Planning Board
Monday March 14 2022
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday March 15 2022
7:30PM
Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
7:30PM
Library Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday March 16 2022
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Saturday March 19 2022
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
Tuesday March 22 2022
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance - Youth Svcs Meeting
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday March 23 2022
7:00PM
Planning Board
Saturday March 26 2022
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday March 27 2022
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Monday March 28 2022
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Saturday April 2 2022
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Easter Egg Hunt - Rain Date
Wednesday April 6 2022
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday April 7 2022
6:00PM
Architectural Review Design Board
Monday April 11 2022
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Wednesday April 13 2022
7:00PM
Planning Board

263 Somerset Street North Plainfield, New Jersey 07060
(908)769-2900
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Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

(Excluding Holidays)