Clerk's Office

Mission Statement

The office of the Township Clerk strives to achieve a courteous, service-oriented team of professionals who, in connection with the Township Council, provide quality service to our customers. Our mission is to retain and protect all Township documents and public records; to provide voter registration and administer all elections; to serve as the secretary to the Township Council, and finally to serve as an information officer and reference center to the public.

The mission of the Office of Vital Statistics is to maintain a uniform system for registration and a permanent and continuous index for all birth, death, and marriage records which occur in the Township of Howell. This office works hand-in-hand with area hospitals, funeral homes, and the New Jersey State Registrar’s Office to carry out the registration process and provide a courteous and customer friendly service to the public.

Department Responsibilities

The Township Clerk's Office is secretary to the governing body, inclusive of:
  • ABC Liquor licenses
  • Agenda preparation
  • Billiard Parlor licenses
  • Bingo and Raffle licenses
  • Body Art Establishment licenses
  • Coin Operated Game licenses
  • Election Official
  • Food Handlers licenses
  • Kennel licenses
  • Liability insurance claims
  • Limousine / Taxi licenses
  • Minutes of all Council meetings
  • Mobile Home Park licenses
  • OPRA requests
  • Ordinance and Resolution record keeper
  • Park N Ride permits
  • Pet licenses
  • Peddler / Solicitor licenses
  • Presence at Township Council Meetings
  • Public Recreational Bathing licenses
  • Septic and Well permits
  • Vital statistics - Birth, Marriage, Death