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            Sean J. Gallagher
         City Clerk

The Office of the City Clerk is one of the oldest offices in City government. The original role of the Clerk was limited to taking the meeting minutes for the City’s legislative body and affixing the City seal on official documents.

Today, the Office of the City Clerk continues to perform those functions, but it also issues Vital Records, manages Open Public Record Act (OPRA) requests, registers landlords and lobbyists and certifies local elections.

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 of the City Clerk is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please call 201-547-5150.


Pay to Play Ordinance Threshold Increase


The monetary thresholds of the Pay to Play Ordinance are: (i) a maximum of four hundred fifty dollars ($450.00) per calendar year each for any purpose to any candidate or candidate committee for mayor or governing body, or seven hundred dollars ($700.00) per calendar year to any joint candidates committee for mayor or governing body, or four hundred fifty dollars ($450.00) per calendar year to a political committee or political party committee of the City of Jersey City; (ii) seven hundred dollars ($700.00) maximum per calendar year to a Hudson County political committee or political party committee; and (iii) seven hundred dollars ($700.00) maximum per calendar year to any PAC. However, for each Business Entity party to a contract for Professional or Extraordinary Unspecified Services as defined in Subsection B(1), or engaged in negotiations for a contract defined in Subsection B(1), when such Business Entity's Contribution is aggregated with all "persons" defined in Subsection A(4) of "Definitions" above, by virtue of their affiliation to that Business Entity party, a maximum of three thousand four hundred eighty dollars ($3,480.00) to all City of Jersey City candidates, candidate committees, joint candidate committees, and holders of public office having ultimate responsibility for the award of a contract, all City of Jersey City or Hudson County political committees and political party committees as described herein combined, without violating Subsection B(1) of this section.



Sean J. Gallagher

City Clerk


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting its third five-year review of the PJP Landfill Superfund site, located in Hudson County, New Jersey. This review seeks to confirm that EPA’s cleanup plans documented in the 1995 Records of Decision remain protective of human health and the environment.


The selected cleanup plan includes removing all known and suspected buried drum materials and contaminated soil; capping the remaining landfill area with a multi-layer modified solid waste cap; extending the existing gravel lined ditch around the perimeter of the site; installing a gas venting system within the new portion of the cap; and placing a fence as well as institutional controls. All the construction activities have been completed. Prologis and Jersey City, two of the site owners, are carrying out the Operation and Maintenance plan. Their plans ensure there are quarterly inspections and maintenance of the site, as well as quarterly groundwater, surface water, sediment, and landfill gas monitoring. EPA and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection continue to monitor the site.


A summary of the five-year review activities and an evaluation of the long-term protectiveness of the cleanup will be included in the five-year review report, scheduled to be completed by June 2023.

What is an EPA Five-Year Review?

The purpose of five-year reviews is to ensure that implemented cleanup plans at Superfund sites function as intended and continue to protect human health and the environment. These regular reviews, which are required by federal law when contaminants remain at a site, include:

  • Inspecting the site and cleanup technologies;
  •  Reviewing monitoring data, operating data, and maintenance records; and
  • Determining if any new relevant regulatory requirements have been established since EPA’s original cleanup decision was finalized.


When will EPA’s Five-Year Review Report be available?

It is anticipated that the five-year review report will be available at the website noted below by June 2023.

The Administrative Record, which includes EPA decision documents used for selecting the cleanup plan, is available for public review at the information repository listed below. Project information is also available online at the website noted below.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Superfund Records Center

290 Broadway, 18th floor

New York, NY 10007

If you have any questions or concerns about the site, please contact:


Renee Gelblat

EPA Remedial Project Manager

Phone: (212) 637 - 4414

Email: [email protected]




Shereen Kandil

EPA Community Involvement Coordinator

Phone: (212) 637-4333

Email: [email protected]

For more information visit:





The aptly dubbed PASSPORT clinic, held Friday morning on June 9, 2023, was hosted by The Office of Hudson County Clerk E. Junior Maldonado, and the Office of Congressman Rob Menendez. The two officials and their respective staff joined forces to arrange the event which garnered a turnout of 32 applicants from constituents of the 8th Congressional District ranging in varying ages from children to senior citizens. Read more HERE

Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-5150
  • 280 Grove Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    Sean J. Gallagher, City Clerk

    Regular Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:30AM to 4:00PM

    Marriage/Civil Union Licenses:
    Monday - Friday 8:30AM to 3:30PM
    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 201-547-5150

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