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Borough Clerk
Joan Hullings
Borough Clerk

Jennifer Santiago
Deputy Borough Clerk

221 S. Fifth Ave.
Highland Park, NJ  08904

Ph: (732) 777-6014
Ph: (732) 819-3782
Fx: (732) 777-6006

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Borough Clerk is entrusted with numerous and diverse duties under both State law and local ordinances. The Borough Clerk serves as:
  • Secretary to the Governing Body
  • Secretary to the Municipal Corporation
  • Election Administrator
  • Administrative and Licensing Officer

Licenses & Permits

The Borough Clerk’s Office issues various licenses and permits under state statutes and local ordinances. These include Business license, cat and dog license, garage sale permits, liquor license, taxi license and more.

Visit the State of New Jersey Department of Health, for more information on reporting animal cruelty.

Voter Registration
Am I Registered to Vote?
Where Do I Vote?

The registration deadline to vote at the next election is 21 days prior to election day.  To register to vote you must be:

  • 18 years old by the next election
  • Resident of the county for 30 days before the election
  • United States Citizen

You are not eligible to register to vote if you are serving a sentence or are on parole or probation, as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law or have adjudged mentally incompetent.

Change of Address
You must complete the Voter Registration Form and check the appropriate space for address change.  Change of address only applies if you have moved within the county the voter was currently registered.  If a voter moves to another county, the voter must register as a new voter.

The changes or new registrations deadline to vote at the next election is 21 days prior to Election Day. 

Party Declaration
A registered voter desiring to affiliate with a party or change their party affiliation you must file a Political Affiliation Declaration Form 55 days before an election.  Political Party Affiliation Declaration Form or Party Declaration Information is provided by the State Division of Elections.

Voter's Rights
As a registered voter, you have voter's rights.  These rights are a privilege of our democracy and are not to be violated by any 1 involved in the voting and election process.  The State Division of Elections offers a handbook on Voter Rights.

Absentee Voting
In New Jersey, any voter can now vote via Absentee Ballot for any election.  You do not need to state a reason for an Absentee Ballot.  A completed Absentee Ballot may be sent to Middlesex County up to 7 days prior to the election by mail or delivered in person at the Middlesex County Clerk's Office the day before the election.  The County Clerk cannot accept faxed copies of an Absentee Ballot Application since an original signature is required.  Mail-In-Applications are provided by the State Division of Elections.  

221 S. Fifth Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Ph: (732) 572-3400