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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.



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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