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The Borough Clerk serves as the Clerk of the Council to keep its minutes and records of proceedings.  The Clerk's office also compiles its ordinances and resolutions.  In addition, the Clerk provides secretarial and clerical services for Council Members in the discharge of their official duties.

The Clerk's office also serves as Secretary to the Municipal Corporation, Administrative Official and Election Official.

Elections play an important part in the life of the Hawthorne community. The Municipal Clerk serves as the Election Official.  Two elections are held each year - the Primary Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June, the General Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.  Commencing 2014, the School Board Elections will be held in conjunction with the General Election in November. 

 June 2 -- Primary Election
November 3 -- School Board & General Election

2015 Voter Registration Deadlines
The last day to register or update registration for 2015 elections:

May 12  --  Primary Election
October 13  --  School Board & General Election

*The Borough Clerk's office will remain open until 9:00pm on these dates to receive your applications.

Landlord Registration Form -Enacted by the State of New Jersey,N.J.S.A. 46:8-28, all landlords of a one or two family dwelling shall at the time of the creation of the first tenancy in any newly constructed or reconstructed building, file with the Borough Clerk of the municipality, in which the residential property is located, a certificate of registration.

In accordance with the Hotel and Multiple Dwelling Law(3 families or more), C.55:13A-3, landlords must file with the Bureau of Housing Inspection in the Department of Community Affairs, P.O. Box 803, Trenton, NJ 08625.

Lori DiBella, RMC, Borough Clerk
(973) 427-5555 x246

(973) 427-2320 FAX 

Joan Herve, Deputy Borough Clerk
(973) 427-5555 x247
(973) 427-2320 FAX

Garage Sales.  A resident may have up to two garage sales in a calendar year, with each sale being no more than three consecutive days.  The fee is $5 for the first sale, and $10 for the second. Application is made to the Clerk's office.      

Codified Ordinances - Borough Code

Pending & Recently-Adopted Ordinances