Township Clerk

About the Township Clerk

The Township Clerk is a critical component to keep the municipality functioning, as every aspect of Township business must pass through the Clerk's office.   One of the most important tasks is to serve as a liaison between the governing officials and the residents of Mansfield.  The Township Clerk has responsibilities required by New Jersey Statute which include the following:

  • As Secretary to the Governing Body attends all Township Committee meetings and is responsible for the preparation of the agendas and minutes for those meetings.  Maintains originals of minutes, ordinances and resolutions.  

  • As Secretary to the Municipal Corporation is the custodian of the municipal seal and keeper of the municipality’s records including all minute books, deeds, bonds, contracts and archival records.

  • As Chief Administrative Officer of Elections certifies vacancies of Committee and suggests polling places to the County Clerk, along with other election duties.

  • As Chief Registrar of Voters provides residents with voting forms and ensures completed forms are submitted to the County.

  • As Administrative Officer accepts applications and issues licenses and permits, and conducts business with other municipal departments.

  • As Records Coordinator and Manager is responsible for implementing local archives and records retention program as mandated.

The Township Clerk provides the public with information and processes requests for public records.  The office also handles Vital Statistics requests and has on file birth, marriage and death records for any of these events that occurred in the Township.

Notary Public Services offered for most documents except Wills, I-9 Forms and Power of Attorney Forms. Please call prior 908-689-6151 prior to coming to ensure services are available or if there are any questions. 

 

 

Animal Licensing

On October 26, 2022, The Township Committee adopted Ordinance 2022-23 which no longer requires cats to be licensed.  We do recommend you keep your cats current on rabies for health and safety reasons.

Dogs are still required to be licensed.  
⋅ Dogs must be licensed starting at 7 months of age
⋅ New dogs can be registered with this form, along with proof of rabies vaccine current through November 1st of the licensing year.  
⋅ Renewal Reminders for dogs that are licensed will be sent at the end of December.  Rabies must be good through November 1st of the licensing year or a new license CAN NOT be issued.


Fees:
$13 for intact dogs
$10 for spayed/neutered dogs
A late fee of $5 will be assessed beginning February 1st, and will accrue monthly on the 1st of each month that the license renewal is late.

Anyone who fails to license their dog by May 1st will be subject to a summons from the Animal Control Officer with a mandatory court appearance.

For any questions, please call 908-689-6151 ext 128

Vital Statistics 

Before you call to schedule your appointment, you must have:

1) A ceremony date
2) An officiant to marry you
3) Both applicants and a witness (18 or older) with valid photo ID (that shows your CURRENT address) will need to be present for the appointment.  

Marriage Licenses are between 9am and 4pm by appointment only. Please call 908-689-6151 ext 128 to schedule an appointment. 

Marriage License Information Requirements
Application for Marriage license 

Request a certified copy (birth, death, marriage) - $10 each

We can only provide certified copies of events that took place in the Township of Mansfield
 

Voter Information

 

Obtain an application to register to vote in New Jersey HERE

For Warren County residents, return this form to:
Warren County Commissioner of Registration
202 Mansfield Street
Belvidere, NJ 07823

Declare a political party affiliation, or declare you do not wish to be affiliated with any political party or group HERE

For Warren County residents, return this form to:
Warren County Election Board
202 Mansfield Street
Belvidere, NJ 07823

To obtain an application for an Mail-In Ballot, if you are a civilian or military resident of Warren County and will not be able to make it to your polling place on Election Day. HERE

For Warren County residents, return this form to:
Warren County Clerk’s Office
413 Second St.
Belvidere, NJ 07823


To obtain an Opt-Out form to remove yourself from the Vote By Mail Program. HERE

For Warren County residents, return this form to:
Warren County Clerk’s Office
413 Second St.
Belvidere, NJ 07823

To obtain an affirmation concerning a deceased voter form to notify the Board of Elections that a family member has passed away. HERE

For Warren County residents, return this form to:
Warren County Commissioner of Registration
202 Mansfield Street
Belvidere, NJ 07823

Township Clerk Info

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday 8:30 am. to 5:00pm.
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Wendy Barras
Township Clerk
(908) 689-6151 x128
clerk@mansfieldtownship-nj.gov

Leigh Raffaele
Deputy Township Clerk
Deputy Registrar
(908) 689-6151 x100
lraffaele@mansfieldtownship-nj.gov

Transparency

You can now access Agendas, Approved Meeting Minutes, Adopted Ordinances, Adopted Resolutions, and Meeting Audio at any time.  Contact the Township Clerk's Office if you would like a certified copy of any ordinance or resolution.

Agendas - Click HERE
Approved Meeting Minutes - Click HERE
Adopted Ordinances - Click HERE
Adopted Resolutions - Click HERE

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Our Location

Township of Mansfield
100 Port Murray Road
Port Murray, NJ 07865
Phone: (908) 689-6151
Fax: (908) 689-2840

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For non-emergencies, dial
908-852-0003

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