Office of the City Clerk
280 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Telephone: (201) 547-5150
Regular Business: Monday - Friday 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Marriage/Civil Union Licenses: Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M
Robert Byrne, RMC, City Clerk
Sean J. Gallagher, RMC, Deputy City Clerk
The Municipal Clerk is the secretary to the municipal council, secretary to the municipality, keeper of the city seal, chief election officer of the municipality and the individual responsible for the records management of the city. The office is the information center of the City routinely dealing with the public on a daily basis regarding citizen assistance, direction, or requests for copies of documents in compliance with the government Open Public Records Act (OPRA).
In addition, the City Clerk also maintains the Jersey City Municipal Code and the City Council Agenda. Check out the Public Meetings Calendar.
Among the Clerk's duties:
By law, every landlord of a dwelling, except owner-occupied premises with not more than two (2) rental units, must file with the Clerk a Landlord Registration Form.
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