Stafford Township

260 East Bay Ave | Manahawkin, NJ 08050

W: | E: | P: (609) 597-1000 | F: (609) 597-4911

Municipal Clerk

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Phone: 609-597-1000 ext. 8510, 8512
Fax: 609-597-4911

The Office of the Municipal Clerk is the custodian of the official records of the Township.  This position is one of four that is statutory for local government.  The responsibilities of the Municipal Clerk vary throughout the State of New Jersey because in many municipalities the duties depend upon the number of employees/departments or the type or form of government within the municipality.  Some of the primary responsibilities of the Municipal Clerk that do not vary from municipality to municipality are:

  • Secretary to the Municipal Corporation
  • Secretary to the Governing Body
  • Chief Administrative Officer of Elections within the Municipality
  • Chief Registrar of Voters within the Municipality
  • Administrative Officer (licenses, searches, public information)

In Stafford Township the Municipal Clerk’s Office is also responsible for the following:

  • Yard Sales
  • Landlord Filing Statements
  • Vendor & Peddler Licenses
  • Food Handler’s License
  • Raffles & Bingo Licenses
  • Solicitation Permits
  • Licensing of all types of Alcoholic Beverages/inquiries or renewals
  • Taxicabs & Limousines
  • Parade Permits
  • Lawsuits
  • Insurance matters (liability & property loss)
  • OPRA requests
  • Zoning Maps
  • Township Code Book
  • Reprints of Ordinances & Resolutions
  • Municipal Complex Meeting Room scheduling
  • Complaints


The Township Clerk’s Office is here to assist you. If you have a question on any issue, please call or e-mail our office.  We will respond or suggest the appropriate source for the information that you are seeking.