Municipal Clerk

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.

**Applications are now being accepted for applying for a Marriage License.
**Please contact the Registrar's Office to set up an appointment. (609)-597-1000 Ext. 8510
 

 
Some of the primary responsibilities of the Municipal Clerk that do not vary from municipality to municipality are:
  • Administrative Officer (licenses, searches, public information)
  • Chief Administrative Officer of Elections within the Municipality
  • Chief Registrar of Voters within the Municipality
  • Secretary to the Governing Body
  • Secretary to the Municipal Corporation
In Stafford Township the Municipal Clerk’s Office is also responsible for the following:
  • Complaints
  • Food Handler’s License
  • Insurance matters (liability and property loss)
  • Landlord Filing Statements
  • Lawsuits
  • Licensing of all types of Alcoholic Beverages/inquiries or renewals
  • Municipal Complex Meeting Room scheduling
  • OPRA requests
  • Parade Permits
  • Raffles and Bingo Licenses
  • Reprints of Ordinances and Resolutions
  • Solicitation Permits
  • Taxicabs and Limousines
  • Township Code Book
  • Vendor and Peddler Licenses
  • Yard Sales
  • Zoning Maps

Public Notices




Election 2020

General Election on November 3, 2020

Polls are open from 6AM to 8 PM:

Stafford Polling locations:

Firehouse (Stafford Avenue)
 Districts: 15, 18, and 21

St Mary's Parish Center
 Districts: 1,2,3,4,13,16,17

Ocean Acres Community Center
 Districts: 5,6,8,9,12

Ocean Acres School
 Districts: 7,10,11,14,19,20


To find your district visit: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/polling-place-search?street


For additional voter information please visit: http://www.oceancountyclerk.com/frmElectionServices

 

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 177

GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION - NOVEMBER 3, 2020 

https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-177.pdf

 

To All Residents of Stafford Township:

In accordance with Executive Order No. 177, we encourage all residents to Vote By Mail or use one of the conveniently located drop boxes. The boxes are monitored 24/7 via video and the ballots are collected daily by the Board of Elections workers. Due to the time sensitivity, we encourage you to use one of the drop boxes. 

 

THE POLLS WILL BE BY PROVISIONAL BALLOT ONLY AT THE POLLING PLACES ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020 - 6 AM TO 8 PM

 

PLEASE NOTE: PROVISIONAL BALLOT WILL NOT BE IN THE COUNT OF VOTES FOR GENERAL ELECTION DAY (why we encourage you to use the Vote by Mail system or use one of the drop boxes). POLLING LOCATIONS AND DISTRICTS HAVE BEEN CHANGED - PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW TO FIND YOUR POLLING DISTRICT 

https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/registration-check

 






TOWNSHIP OF STAFFORD-PUBLIC NOTICE

Posted April 17, 2020

TELECONFERENCE OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT FOR THE STAFFORD TOWNSHIP COUNCIL MEETING BEING HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 28TH, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE STAFFORD TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL OFFICE LOCATED AT 260 EAST BAY AVENUE, MANAHAWKIN, NEW JERSEY 08050.  ADVERTISEMENT OF THIS MEETING WAS GIVEN TO THREE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS AND PLACED ON THE STAFFORD TOWNSHIP FACEBOOK PAGE ALONG WITH THE STAFFORD TOWNSHIP WEBSITE.  DUE TO THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS AND IN LIGHT OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS LIMITING PUBLIC GATHERINGS, PUBLIC ATTENDANCE AT THE TOWNSHIP COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE ALLOWED BY REMOTE ACCESS ONLY.  IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC PORTIONOF THE MEETING CALL (609-597-1000) , ENTER EXTENSION 8575.  YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE MUNICIPAL CLERK REQUESTING YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD.

 LINDA MARTIN

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL CLERK

PUBLIC NOTICE

Posted on: April 2, 2020

TELECONFERENCE OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT FOR THE STAFFORD TOWNSHIP COUNCIL MEETING BEING HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE STAFFORD TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL OFFICE LOCATED AT 260 EAST BAY AVENUE, MANAHAWKIN, NEW JERSEY 08050. ADVERTISEMENT OF THIS MEETING WAS GIVEN TO THREE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS AND PLACED ON THE STAFFORD TOWNSHIP FACEBOOK PAGE ALONG WITH THE STAFFORD TOWNSHIP WEBSITE. DUE TO THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID - 19) AND IN LIGHT OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS LIMITING PUBLIC GATHERINGS, PUBLIC ATTENDANCE AT THE TOWNSHIP COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE ALLOWED BY REMOTE ACCESS ONLY. IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC PORTION OF THE MEETING CALL (609-597-1000) , ENTER EXTENSION 8575. YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE MUNICIPAL CLERK REQUESTING YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD. 

LINDA MARTIN
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL CLERK

Public Notice March 23, 2020



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