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Office of
Borough Clerk
Located in Borough Hall
176 Park Avenue, First Floor
p: 201-460-3001
f: 201-460-3003
mscanlon@rutherfordboronj.com
Hours: 8:30 – 4:30
Department Head: Margaret (Missy) Scanlon, RMC
Kelly Adamcik
Sharon Conte
The Borough Clerk is appointed by the Mayor and Council to the position as a statutory requirement outlined in NJSA 40A:9-133. The Clerk serves as the Secretary to the Governing Body, prepares the meeting agendas, records the minutes of the Council meetings, processes resolutions and ordinances adopted by the Council in accordance with State statutes and is the custodian of the municipal seal affixing it to all papers and documents according to law. The Clerk maintains custody of all minutes, books, bonds and contracts.
The Clerk’s Office is responsible for providing an array of services to the Residents, the Governing Body and Borough Employees. The Clerk is the Election Official for the Borough; provides voter registration applications, issues and receives nominating petitions for Borough elective offices and conducts local elections.
In addition to the statutory requirements, the Clerk’s Office issues a variety of permits and licenses: parking lot permits, dumpster/POD permits, limousine and taxi licenses, alcohol licenses, raffle licenses, film permits, garage sale registrations, block party requests, solicitor permits, street opening permits and towing licenses.