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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 Public Hearing on Pinewood Hall on February 18, 2015

In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S. 40:60-51.2 which provides that municipalities may waive, release, modify or subordinate building restrictions in conveyances by municipalities, the BOROUGH OF ROSELLE, in the County of Union gives NOTICE THAT A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 18, 2015, 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter, in the Borough Hall, Council chambers, 210 Chestnut St., Roselle, NJ, by the Mayor and Borough Council relating to the property identified as 250 W. Second Avenue, Roselle, N.J. 07203, also identified as Block 4801, Lot 20 on the Tax Maps of the Borough of Roselle, and commonly known as “Pinewood Hall”.  The hearing will be on the proposed modification of a certain restriction contained in the deed from the Borough of Roselle (“Grantor”) to Roselle Senior Citizens Housing Corporation, a New Jersey nonprofit corporation (“Grantee”), said restriction being as follows:

“The Property shall be used by Grantee and/or its successors in title for the limited public purpose of providing housing for low and moderate income individuals and Senior Citizens, failure of the Grantee to conform with this restriction shall cause title thereto to the Grantor without any entry or reentry made thereon on behalf of the Grantor. The reversionary rights of the Grantor shall be expressly subject to and subordinate to the provisions of the Deed Restriction and Regulatory Agreement (“Deed Restriction”) about to be entered into between the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance  Agency  and   Roselle  Senior  Citizens  Housing  Corporation  (the Grantee). Consequently, the reversionary rights of the Grantor (Borough of Roselle) shall not be effective until the term of the Deed Restriction has expired,” to amend and modify same to read as follows:   “The Property shall be used by Grantee and/or its successors in title for the limited public purpose of providing housing for low and moderate income individuals and Senior Citizens. Failure of the Grantee to conform with this restriction shall cause title thereto to revert to the Grantor without any entry or reentry made thereon on behalf of the Grantor. Further, the Grantor’s reversionary interest as herewith set forth, shall not defeat, render invalid or limit in any way, the lien or interests of any mortgage insured or held by HUD or its successors and assigns, including the right to cure any default and preserve the use of the property as approved by HUD. In the event of foreclosure (or deed in lieu of foreclosure), the Grantor’s reversionary interest shall automatically terminate.” The effect of the amendment would be to terminate the Borough reversionary right in the event of a HUD foreclosure. The proposed modification will be considered by the Mayor and Council at the meeting of February 18, 2015, and effectuated by deed.
By Order of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Roselle
                       
Lydia Agbejimi, Deputy Borough Clerk
Dates Published:  January 22, 2015 and January 29, 2015

View Official Notice Here