Borough Clerk

The Borough Clerk is one of four statutory municipal positions required by New Jersey State Law. The Borough (Municipal) Clerk’s responsibilities as defined by New Jersey Statutes are:

Secretary to the Mayor and Borough Council: Responsible for the following: preparing, recording, processing, retaining the original copies, and when necessary advertising meeting agendas, resolutions, ordinances, meeting notices, and municipal budgets; administering oaths of office; acting as liaison to the public and correspondent on behalf of the Mayor and Borough Council.

Secretary to the Municipal Corporation: Responsible for: the municipal seal; maintaining custody of all minutes, deeds, bonds, books, contracts, archival records; attesting to the signatures of municipal officers and officials; and receipt of service of legal documents.

Chief Administrative Officer of Municipal Elections and Chief Registrar of Voter Registration: Responsibilities include issuing, receiving, processing and certifying the following...

  • New voter registration
  • Voter name and/or address change
  • Absentee ballot application
  • Political party affiliation declaration
  • Nominating petitions of candidates for office
  • Results of local elections

General Administrative and Licensing Officer:

Responsible For:

Conducting business with other borough departments; serving as information officer to the public and media; certifying that the proper documentation has been completed and advertising of same to the Borough’s Bond Counsel with respect to adoption of Bond Ordinances; and, responsible for the receipt and processing of applications for the following licenses and permits and for the issuance of these licenses and permits:

  • Alcoholic Beverage Control Licenses
  • Automatic Amusements and Games Licenses
  • Block Party Permits (temporarily closing access to a street)
  • Can Shake Permits
  • Canvassers Licenses
  • Dog Licenses
  • Garage Sale Permits
  • Limo/Livery Owners & Operators Licenses
  • Loudspeaker & Sound Amplifier Permits
  • Newspaper Rack Licenses
  • Peddlers Licenses
  • Raffles & Bingo & Games of Chance Licenses
  • Taxi Owners & Operators Licenses
  • Towing Licenses
  • Please refer to our Online Forms section to download any needed forms

Additional Public Information Processed By The Borough Clerk:

  • Assessment Search Certificates
  • Tort Claims Applications

Custodian of Records – Coordinator & Records Manager (Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”):

Responsible for implementing the Borough’s archives and records retention system programs and for providing the public with access to or copies of the Borough’s public government records.

The Borough Clerk’s Office also maintains the Borough’s Cable TV34 Roselle channel information and announcements, which includes: Municipal and County News and Events, Board of Education News and Events, Community and Recreation Events, and Church Events.

The Borough Clerk’s Office accepts announcements for broadcasting from non-profit organizations only and reserves the authority to edit and limit the contents of any information that is requested for airing.

Non-profit organizations should submit their requests for announcements to the Borough Clerk at least three weeks prior to the desired “air start date” and include the contact person’s name and phone number along with the who, what, when and where of the announcement. [A form is in process and will be available soon.]

SBA Disaster Loans for New Sandy Declaration Tops $30 Million

Last December, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the application filing period for Superstorm Sandy survivors making federal disaster loans available until 
Dec. 1, 2016. In three months, SBA has approved loans in excess of $30 million dollars for survivors in the affected states....

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at
Information on the locations of recovery centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to Loan applications can be downloaded from  Completed applications should be mailed to: 
U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.  

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage and for economic injury is Dec. 1, 2016