The Office of the Municipal Clerk is the “Information Hub” of the Borough of Bound Brook providing information to all departments, residents and general public.
The Office of the Clerk is the oldest in local government with its roots in Biblical times. Early keepers of the archives were called “Remembrances” because before the written word was recorded, their memories served as the public record.
The Clerk is the historian of the community, for the entire recorded history of Bound brook is in her care. As an eminent political scientist said in 1934: “The work in this office demands versatility, alertness, accuracy, and no end of patience. The public does not realize how many loose ends of city administration this office pulls together.” These words, written many years ago are even more appropriate today.
Today New Jersey State Statutes define the Clerk’s responsibilities as:
Secretary to the Governing Body
Administrative and Licensing Officer
These core duties are only a portion of our many responsibilities. The list below shows other duties of the Clerk’s Office.
Please stop in or call for any assistance and we will be happy to help you.
Clerk’s Office offers the following services:
Council Support: Attends and records all meetings of the Borough Council. Provides research and secretarial support to Borough Council. Responds to all inquiries for the Mayor and Council and acts as a key liaison between local government and its citizens.
Legislative Process: Responsible for all municipal legislative processes. This includes all Ordinances and Resolutions, contracts, agreements, agenda preparation, official agendas and minutes of all the Council and any legal advertising.
Administration of Elections: Responsible for the management of all municipal and school elections. Administers voter registration and mail-in ballot applications.
Vital Statistics: Processes and maintains marriage and civil union licenses, birth and death certificates, and domestic partnership certificates. Certified copies of birth, marriage and death certificates is also a service we provide.
Codification: Maintains and oversees updates to the Borough of Bound Brook Municipal Code.
Boards and Committees: Coordinates the administration and appointments to various boards and committees appointed by the Mayor and Council.
Management of Records: Manages the retention and retrieval of all official documents in compliance with the State of New Jersey Records Retention and Disposition Schedule.
Filings and Oaths: Administers oaths, receives petitions, claims, lawsuits and official notices. Official Notary Public services to the general public.
Permits and Licenses: The Borough Clerk’s Office processes various licenses and permits which are routinely used by the public, including, but not limited to, Special Event Permits, Parade Permits, Raffle and Bingo Licenses, and Taxi and Limo Licenses.
“The work in this office demands versatility, alertness, accuracy, and no end of patience. The public does not realize how many loose ends of city administration this office pulls together.”