Powers and duties of Municipal Clerk:
- Serves as Clerk of the Township Council, keeps minutes and records of its proceedings, maintains and compiles Ordinances and Resolutions.
- Execute all Ordinances and all Resolutions of a permanent character in books to be provided for that purpose. After the passage of each Ordinance, the clerk shall also publish, seal and certify the proof of publication thereof as required by law.
- Have and take custody of all official books, papers and documents of the Township for which no other repository is provided, and preserve and keep them safely.
- Administer the licensing provisions of the Township Ordinances
- Chief Administrator of all elections held in the municipality.
Per NJ State Statues, all dogs must be licensed annually. The Clerk's Office mails renewal notices in early January for all dogs registered the previous year. The annual fee is $12 + an additional $3 if a dog is not neutered/spayed. Proof of rabies vaccines are also required with a duration of immunity which extends through the tenth month of the calendar year. (**Please check the website in early January as the Clerk's office endeavors to host a Free Rabies Clinic for residents)
Licenses for the next calendar year cannot be issued until that calendar year (ex. 2016 licenses cannot be issued in 2015). Licenses must be obtained by January 31st each year. A late fee of $15 will be assessed for licenses purchased after that date. There is no grace period. New residents and new dog owners may click HERE for the application.
Licenses can be obtained by mail or in the Clerk's Office, located on the 2nd Floor of the Municipal Center. We accept cash and check only.
Please notify this office if you move or if your dog has passed away so that we may update our records.
Open Public Records Requests (OPRA)
The Clerk's Office processes all request for copies of any Township records. Click HERE to obtain the Request Form Application. Please note that State law allows Medford Township up to (7) business days to accommodate requests.
2021 OPRA Request Log
2020 OPRA Request Log
2019 OPRA Request Log
Any non-profit organization that wishes to hold a raffle/50-50/Chinese Auction, etc. in Medford must obtain a permit. Organizations must be registered with the New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission. http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/lgccc/lgc_registration.html. When applying for a raffle permit, please allow at least eight weeks for the process to be completed once the application has been submitted to the Township Clerk's office. A Police investigation is required before the Municipal Clerk can approve. After approval, applications are then forwarded to the NJ State Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission. There is a fifteen day waiting period after the application is submitted to the LGCCC before the permit will be granted.
Voter Registration & Elections
Residents of Medford Township 18 years of age and older are eligible to vote in any local, County, State and Federal elections. Elections are overseen by the Burlington County Board of Elections. Residents may click HERE to download a Voter Registration Application; vote by mail (absentee ballots) or obtain party affiliation forms. These forms are also available in the Clerk's Office in the Municipal Building.
If you are registered to vote and are unsure where your polling place is located use this link: Polling Place Locator
Other Permits & Licenses
The Clerk's Office also processes Road Opening Permit applications, Driveway Applications, Roadway Solicitation Permits for Charitable Organizations, and Landlord Registrations - There is a $20 fee that must accompany the Landlord Registration form.
Notary Services are also available for residents at a nominal fee.
Katherine Burger, CMFO, RMC, CMR (ext 334)
Dawn Bielec, RMC, CMR (ext 328)
17 North Main Street
Medford, NJ 08055
Phone: (609) 654-2608
Fax: (609) 714-1790
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.