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Borough Clerk / Administrator
To reach the Clerk’s office please dial 201-967-5044 ext. 0
 
To File an OPRA Request:
Email request to cdemiris@newmilfordboro.com , fax to 201- 262-7967 or place in Clerk’s drop box located in the Police Department vestibule.
 
To file an application for a Garage Sale, Raffle License, Solicitor’s Permit, Dumpster, Street Opening Permit, Taxi/Limo License or No Knock Registry, etc.
Forms can be found on the Borough website at www.newmilfordboro.com under the heading Forms and Applications on the left side menu, or can be emailed or faxed to you upon request.  Completed forms with payment (checks only) can be placed in Clerk’s drop box located in the Police Department.
 
To Check Voter Registration status please contact the Clerk’s Office by phone or email at dgrimaldi@newmilfordboro.com
 
For all inquiries and additional information call the Clerk’s office during regular business hours from 8 AM to 4 PM 

Voting Instructions for Upcoming July 7 Primary Election 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this election will be conducted primarily with mail-in ballots with limited in-person voting options available. Here is a summary of the changes in place for this election:

How to get a ballot:

  • You should be receiving your mail-in ballots now. The ballots will automatically be sent by county election offices to all active registered Republican and Democratic voters and have prepaid postage.
  • You must be affiliated with a political party to vote in a primary election. All unaffiliated voters and inactive Republican and Democratic voters will receive a vote-by-mail application. It will have pre-paid postage.
  • The deadline to apply by mail to receive a mail-in ballot is June 30. Your county clerk must receive mailed applications by that date.
  • How to vote using your mail-in ballot:
  • You can return your mail-in ballot by placing it in your mailbox using the U.S. Postal Service. The ballot must be postmarked on or before July 7 and received by the Board of Elections by 8 p.m. on July 14 to be considered
  • There will also be some secure ballot drop box locations in each county. Please click here for Bergen County Ballot Drop Box Locations.   If you submit your mail-in ballot using a drop box, you must return the ballot on or before July 7 prior to 8 p.m.
  • You can also return your mail-in ballot in person to your county Board of Elections by 8 p.m. on July 7.

Can I vote at a polling place?

  • Each municipality will have some polling places, but there will be fewer than the normal amount, as voting by mail required for everyone, except those with a disability, for public health reasons.
  • Polling place locations will be announced June 15 and voters will receive mailed notification of polling locations. 
  • CDC guidelines for polling place safety and sanitation will be followed. Those who vote at polling locations will vote using a paper provisional ballot.
  • Voters with disabilities may vote on ADA accessible voting machines at the polling places.
  • Voters cannot return voted mail-in ballots to polling places.

Voters should pay close attention to these election changes and deadlines to ensure their voices are heard and their votes count. For information specific to your location, visit here.

Borough Administrator / Clerk - Christine Demiris
Phone: 201-967-5044 ext. 7056
Email: Administrator

Deputy Borough Clerk / Deputy Administrator / Deputy Registrar - Diane Grimaldi
Phone: 201-967-5044 ext. 5386
Email: Deputy Clerk

The Borough Clerk's Office serves as a central point of contact for residents.

The Borough Clerk is appointed by the Mayor and Council. The Clerk serves as the Secretary to the Governing Body, prepares the meeting agendas, records the minutes of Council meetings which are permanent documents, and processes resolutions and ordinances adopted by the Council in accordance with State statutes.

The Borough Clerk is the custodian of the municipal seal and maintains custody of all minutes, books, bonds, contracts, archival records of the municipality. The Clerk is the liaison between the public and the Governing Body and represents the Borough in relations with Federal, State and local government.

The following licenses are issued by the Borough Clerks office: limousine, bingo, raffle and liquor. Organizations may apply at the Borough Clerk's office for bingo and raffle licenses, which must be approved by the Council and are subject to the rules and regulations of New Jersey's Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission. Liquor Licenses are issued through the Clerk's office annually, upon Council approval.

The Clerk is the Election Official for the Borough; provides voter registration applications, issues and receives nominating petitions for Borough elective offices, conducts local elections and certifies the results.

In addition to the statutory requirements of the position, the Clerk's office processes garage sale permits, dumpster permits, block party applications, soliciter's permits, and street opening permits. We also have forms for passport applications and renewals and we offer notorial services as well.

To register to vote in New Jersey, you must meet the following requirements:
  • you are a United States citizen,
  • you will be 18 years old by the next election,
  • you will be a resident of the county for 30 days before the election.
    click here for registration form

You are not eligible to register to vote if you are serving a sentence or on parole or probation, as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law or have been adjudged mentally incompetent.

NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF ELECTIONS

For passport information, please click here

Removal of Snow from Sidewalk Code - In the event that snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the sidewalk, the owner of any land abutting or bordering on the sidewalks of any street shall remove or cause to be removed all snow and ice from the abutting or bordering sidewalk within twenty-four (24) hours after the snow has ceased falling.

In the event that ice becomes so frozen as to make removal impracticable, the owner shall, within the same time period, thoroughly cover or cause to be thoroughly covered the ice with sand, ashes, cinders, dirt or other appropriate substance and remove or cause to be removed the ice as soon as practicable.
To read the complete code, please view the Snow Removal Code.
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