Borough of Spotswood
A Friendly Community
P. 732.251.0700 F. 732.251.1820
77 Summerhill Road, Spotswood, NJ 08884
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Municipal Clerk's Office
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Acting Municipal Clerk
Assistant to the Acting Municipal Clerk
Core Duties of the Municipal Clerk are:
Secretary of the Municipal Corporation
Custodian of the municipal seal
Maintain custody of all minutes, books, deeds, bonds, contracts, & archival records of the municipal corporation
Attest to the signatures of municipal officers and officials
Maintain receipt of service of legal documents
The Clerk is the Chief Administrative Officer of all Elections
Certify vacancies at a local level
Maintain receipt of nominating petitions & certifications to the County Clerk of local candidates nominated by petition
Suggest polling places
Maintain receipt of election results
Chief Registrar of Voters
Acceptance of applications for licenses, permits, & issuance of licenses
Issue assessment search certificates
Conduct business with Municipal Departments
Serve as information officer to the public and media
Certify to the municipality's Bond Counsel as to proper advertising, filing of Supplemental Debt Statement, & that no protests have been filed with the municipality as to the adoption of bond ordinances.
The Clerk is the Records Coordinator and Manager
The Clerk receives all OPRA requests and gives to the proper departments to be fulfilled.
14th Legislative District 12th Congressional District
District:01: Knights of Columbus, 30 Crescent Avenue
District:02: Polish American Citizens Club, 66 Adirondack Avenue
District:03: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4589, 33 Daniel Road
District:04: Knights of Columbus, 30 Crescent Avenue
District:05: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4589, 33 Daniel Road
District:06: Spotswood Municipal Building, 77 Summerhill Road
District:07: Clearwater Village Clubhouse, 272 Village Drive East
If you're not sure what district you are in, click here.
For Voter Registration information and applications, Vote By Mail applications, Party Affiliation forms, and/or Military/Federal Mail-In Ballot applications, please click here to access the NJ State Division of Elections website.
Please click here if you are interested in becoming a poll clerk.
Please click here to access the Voting Guide for Students.
In New Jersey, any voter can now vote by Mail-In Ballot for any election. A voter may download a Mail-In Ballot (above) and mail the application to their County Clerk up to 7 days prior to the election. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk the day before the election. The County Clerk cannot accept faxed copies of a Mail-In Ballot, since an original signature is required.
DOG AND CAT LICENSING
The New Jersey Department of Health requires that all New Jersey Residents who own or harbor a dog or cat seven (7) months of age or older, are required to annually apply for and procure a license in the municipality where it is kept. (N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.2) Failure to obtain a valid animal license can result in a fine in accordance with Spotswood Borough Code §46-2. All animal licenses are for the calendar year, January 1 through December 31. All license renewals must be received by January 31st of the licensing year; postmarks are not acceptable. Renewal applications received after January 31st of the licensing year are subject to a $5.00 late fee per license. License fees are NOT pro-rated.
Spaying/neutering is not required. Veterinarian’s documentation of spaying/neutering is required for all new licenses, or if newly spayed/neutered since last licensing period.
State law requires that your animal’s rabies vaccination must be valid through October 31st of the current licensing year. If your animal’s rabies vaccination expires any time between January and October of the current year, the animal will need to be re-vaccinated before a license can be issued. Proof of updated vaccinations must accompany all renewals.
* NO LICENSES CAN BE ISSUED IF RABIES VACCINATIONS ARE EXPIRED. *
For more information about the free rabies clinics run throughout Middlesex County,
please contact the Middlesex County Health Department at 732-745-3100.
All applications and/or renewals for animal licenses should be remitted to the Borough by mail, along with a check or money order made payable to the Borough of Spotswood. Or, for your convenience, a payment lock box has been installed in the Municipal Building lobby to the left of the elevator.
Please include all appropriate documentation with applications; copies only. (DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS). Failure to provide the appropriate documentation and/or payment will result in your application/renewal being returned unprocessed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Copies will not be returned.
FEES FOR LICENSES
License for New RENEWALS RENEWALS
Animal ONLY Prior to March 31st After March 31st
Spayed / Neutered $ 14.00 $ 14.00 $ 19.00
Non-Spayed/ $ 17.00 $ 17.00 $ 22.00
For information regarding the replacement of lost tags (current year only),
please contact the animal licensing department at (732) 416-1885.
Solicit and Canvas Application
ABC License Renewal