There are several Core Duties of the Municipal Clerk which include:

  • Secretary of the Municipal Corporation
  • Secretary to the Governing Body
  • Chief Administrative Officer of All Elections held in the Municipality
  • Chief Registrar of Voters in the Municipality
  • Administrative Officer
  • Records Coordinator and Manager

As part of these duties, the Municipal Clerk is responsible for preparing the meeting agendas for the Governing Body and for keeping an official record of the proceedings of every meeting as well as maintaining original copies of all minutes, ordinances and resolutions. The office also maintains all other records of the corporation such as books, deeds, contracts and archival records.

OPRA Requests

The Municipal Clerk receives all requests under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). OPRA applies to requests for records, not requests for isolated facts. In order to be considered a valid request under OPRA, the request must identify the specific record(s) desired and the request must be submitted to the records custodian of the public agency that has the record. 

A New Jersey Appeals Court recently ruled that requestors do not need to use the agency's records request form but any request must include all required information.

Do Not Knock Ordinance

To register your household with Red Bank's Do Not Knock Ordinance, complete this short online form.

Charter Study Commission

Ordinance 2021-11:  Ordinance Authorizing the Borough Clerk to Place upon the November 2, 2021 General Election Ballot a Question Asking Voters Whether or not They Wish to Establish a Charter Commission to Study and Possibly Recommend Changes to the Borough’s Form of Government

Forms & Resources

These forms need to be filled out correctly and printed legibly to accurately process the credentials. Applicants can make copies of the forms as needed.

The Challenger Application deadlines are as follows and MUST be submitted to the Board of Elections office by 4:00 PM on or before the dates below:

ELECTION DAY: Due on/before Tuesday, April 25, 2023

EARLY VOTING: Due on/before Monday, May 1, 2023


Requests can be submitted either:  In person (300 Halls Mill Rd., Special Service Complex, Freehold) or by Email to:   AND