Borough Clerk


The Borough Clerk's office oversees a variety of essential administrative functions.

Appointed by the Mayor and Council, the Borough Clerk serves as Secretary to the governing body, preparing meeting agendas, recording the minutes of Mayor and Council meetings, and processing resolutions and ordinances adopted by the Council pursuant to State statutes.

The Borough Clerk also acts as Assessment Search Official, Custodian of the Municipal Seal, and Election Official. Election-related duties include accepting voter registration applications, issuing and receiving nominating petitions for Borough elected positions, conducting local elections, and certifying election results.

The Borough Clerk maintains custody of all minutes, books, bonds, contracts, and archival records of the Borough and acts as a liaison to the public, correspondent on behalf of the Governing Body, and representative of the Borough's interests in relations with federal, state, and local units of government.

As the Custodian of Records, all OPRA requests (except for Police OPRA requests) need to be submitted to the Borough Clerk, whom will then assign the request to the appropriate department. 

Licenses for raffles and bingo, limousines, towing, and various annual liquor licenses are issued through the Borough Clerk's office. The office also files grant applications on behalf of the Borough and notarizes documents for Oradell residents at no charge. Documents can be notarized at a nominal charge for non-residents. Please be sure to schedule an appointment for notaries by calling (201) 261-8200 ext 249.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Laura J Lyons Borough Clerk (CPM, RMC, RPPO) (201) 261-8200 ext. 246
Melissa Presta Deputy Borough Clerk (201) 261-8200 ext. 249