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Clerk Description

The Township Clerk is the liaison between the public and the governing body. The Clerk is appointed by the Township Committee to a three year term of office. Responsibilities of the Clerk's Office include receipt of all communications addressed to the Township Committee, attendance at Committee meetings, production of minutes of the Committee meetings, advertisement of Committee hearings, meetings, and actions, registration of new voters, receipt of nominating petitions and administration of primary, general, and school elections, processing of applications and permits pertaining to liquor licensing, raffles, bingos, and use of township owned facilities, and landlord registration.

A Deputy Clerk assists the Clerk and acts in her absence. The Deputy is appointed annually.

Township Clerk: Gail W. McKane

Clerk Services

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OPRA Request Form (updated Nov '10)

The Harding Township Code is available throughGeneral Code.  Ordinances passed since 1-Jan-2011 can be found here.

Licensing/Permitting (liquor, raffles, bingo, use of township owned facilities, road opening permits, smoke detector/carbon monoxide compliance)

Elections information - The Township Clerk is the Chief Registrar of voters in the municipality and serves as Chief Administrative Officer of Elections held in the Township. Click here for more Elections Information

Landlord Registration - Rental premises or rental units used for dwelling purposes are required to be registered with the Township Clerk except for owner-occupied premises with not more than two rental units. Click here for Landlord Registration Form .

Notary Public - As a courtesy to the residents of Harding Township both the Clerk and the Deputy Clerk are Notary Publics, as is the secretary of the Police Department. This service is generally available during normal working hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call (973-267-8000 for Township Office or 973-455-0500 for Police Department) to verify availability.

A separate certification including smoke detectors, CO alarms, and fire extinguishers is required upon sale or rental of a residence.  The State now requires application for this certification to be done on-line.  You will need to go to the  website (http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dfs) and click on the Follow this link under the RIMS Online symbol.  Next, click on the Apply for CSDSMAC (Smoke Detector) Certification link under Bureau of Fire Code Enforcement and complete the following multi-page application form.  Your realtor may be able to help you navigate and complete this on-line application.

Morris County Clerk's Website

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Harding Township Municipal Offices  PO Box 666, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ  07976
Phone: 973-267-8000     Fax: 973-267-6221

Harding Township Police Department  PO Box 246, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ  07976
Phone:  (non-emergency) 973-455-0500     (emergency) 911     Fax: 973-455-1135