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.]

Notice of Rescheduled Council Meeting

The Regular Meeting of the Borough Council scheduled on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30p.m., was cancelled due to inclement weather.   

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that in compliance with the provisions of the “Open Public Meetings Act” of the State of New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., the Borough of Roselle, County of Union, in the State of New Jersey, hereby announces that the Regular Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers, 1st  Floor, 210 Chestnut Street, Roselle, New Jersey for the following purposes of conducting the regular monthly business including, but not limited to Certificates of Recognition, Proclamations, Communications/Appointments from Mayor, Approval of Minutes, Committee Reports, Consent Agenda, Introduction of Ordinances, Adoption of Ordinances, Approval of Resolutions, and  Payment of Bills.

Please be advised that the Governing Body reserves the right to enter closed session per N.J.S.A. 10:4-12. This meeting is open to the public.  Formal action will be taken. 

Notice of this meeting was transmitted to the Union County Local Source, the Star Ledger and Home News Tribune on February 21, 2019. In addition, copies of this notice were posted on the Bulletin Board in Borough Hall and the Borough of Roselle Website.

Lydia D. Massey, Acting Municipal Clerk

View Official Notice Here