"Your Doorway to Local Government"

Tara M. Pettoni, Municipal Clerk

973-366-2200 Ext. 1128

Kayla Wrigley, Deputy Municipal Clerk

973-366-2200 Ext. 1114

General Inquiries Clerks Office (Not to Be Used For OPRA) doverclerk@dover.nj.us 

Duties of Municipal Clerk Office (N.J.S.A. 40A:9-135):

XIV. Core Duties [N.J.S.A. 40A:9-133]

A. Secretary of the Municipal Corporation

  1. Custodian of the municipal seal.
  2. Maintain custody of all minutes, books, deeds, bonds, contracts and archival records of the municipal corporation.
  3. Attest to the signatures of municipal officers and officials.
  4. Maintain receipt of service of legal documents.

B. Secretary to the Governing Body

  1. Prepare the agenda for the annual Reorganization Meeting of the Governing Body.
  2. Maintain and keep new members of the Governing Body aware of the Rules of Order for conducting meetings.
  3. Prepare meeting agenda at the discretion of the Governing Body; be present at all meetings of the Governing Body.
  4. Keep an official record of the proceedings of every meeting; retain the original copies of all minutes, ordinances, and resolutions.
  5. Process, record, file, and, when necessary, advertise ordinances, resolutions, and the municipal budget.
  6. Administer and record oaths of office: October 31, 2004
    • a. Before assuming office, every person elected or appointed shall take and subscribe to an oath of office.
    • b. The oaths shall be filed with the Municipal Clerk and preserved as a public record for 5 years after termination of office.
  7. Maintain custody of all official records not specifically handled by other departments. Handles all public Records (O.P.R.A.)
  8. Act as liaison to the public and correspondent on behalf of the Governing Body.

C. Chief Administrative Officer of All Elections Held in the Municipality 

Below is the link to the Voter Experience Video. 


Mayor and Town Council Meeting Dates

January 9, 30

February 13, 27

March 12, 26

April 9, 30

May 15, 28

June 11, 26

July 16

August 13

September 10, 24

October 8, 29

November 12

December 3, 17

Reorganization Meeting January 1, 2025 - 3:00 PM