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Township of Washington
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Twp. of Washington, NJ  07676
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Township Clerk

Office of the Township Clerk - located on the 2nd Floor
Susan WitkowskiTownship Clerk
Cornelia Lisa - Assistant to the Clerk

Phone: (201) 664 - 4425
Room: 202 - 2nd Floor

Hours: 8:30 am -4:30 pm


2017 Dog / Cat License Registration Form
Reminder - All dog / cat licenses due 1/31/2017 - ADDITIONAL $25 LATE FEES begin 3/1/17

The Township Clerk and support staff serve as liaison between the governing officials and the taxpayers. The Township Clerk is charged with the following statutory duties:
 
Secretary to the Governing Body:
  • Prepare meeting agenda at the discretion of the Governing Body, be present at all meetings of the Governing Body
  • Keep an official record of the proceedings of every meeting, retain the original copies of all minutes, ordinances and resolutions
  • Process, record, file and when necessary, advertise ordinances, resolutions, and municipal budget
  • Handles municipal correspondence
  • Administers and records Oaths of Office
  • Maintains custody of all official records that are not specifically handled by other departments
  • Acts as a liaison to the public and correspondent on behalf of the Governing Body.
  • Secretary to the Municipal Corporation:
 
Custodian of Municipal Seal:
  • Maintain custody of all minutes, books, deeds, bonds, contracts and archival records of the municipal corporation.
  • Maintain receipt of service of legal documents.
Chief Administrative Officer of All Elections: (held in the municipality)
  • Certifies vacancies existing on the local level
  • Maintains receipt of nominating petitions and certification to the County Clerk of local candidates nominated by petition
  • Exercises quasi-judicial authority in determining the validity of petitions
  • Conducts drawing for position of candidates on the local ballot
  • Furnishes material for local elections
  • Suggests polling places to Election Board
  • Maintains receipt of election results
  • Certifies to County Clerk persons elected to partisan County Committee offices in each election district
  • Tallies the votes and certifies election results for local School Board election, Primary and General elections
Chief Registrar of Voters: Administrative Officer:
  • Issues licenses (ABC liquor, bingo, raffles, peddlers, limousine, landscapers, towing, amusement games, trailer park, etc.) Applications
  • Issue assessment search certificates
  • Handle resident inquiries
  • Serve as information officer to the public and to the media
  • Purchases supplies and equipment when required
  • Directs correspondence and inquiries to various departments for action
  • Conducts business with other municipal departments as needed and as directed by the Governing Body
Records Coordinator and Manager:
  • Responsible for implementing local archives and records retention programs as mandated by law
  • Custodian of Government Records
  • Provide copies of Ordinances/resolutions and other information as requested by public and personnel (OPRA) Request for Public Records
Other Services include, but not limited to:  
FOR INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE SERVICES, OR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING OUR TOWNSHIP, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE TOWNSHIP CLERK'S OFFICE.

 

 

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