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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 5 -- Primary Election
November 6 -- School Board & General Election
6am - 8pm

2018 Voter Registration Deadlines
The last day to register to vote in order to be eligible to cast a ballot
in the 2018 elections:

*May 15  --  Primary Election
*October 16  --  School Board & General Election

*The Borough Clerk's office will remain open until 9:00 pm on these dates to
receive your applications.  Residents who need to update their voter registration
(address or name changes) may do so at this time or during regular business hours
M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

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 

Nancy Salisbury, Deputy Borough Clerk
(973) 427-5555 x247
(973) 427-2320 FAX

Garage Sales: 
Two per year / 3 consecutive days each
Sale 1= $5, Sale 2 = $10

Application is made to the Clerk's office

Codified Ordinances - Borough Code

Pending & Recently-Adopted Ordinances  

(meetings, public hearings, ordinances, etc):