Municipal Clerk’s Office
Municipal Clerk: Debra L. Shaw-Blemings, RMC
Deputy Municipal Clerk: Brandon Umba
Clerk Administrative Assistant: Bobbie Quinn
Phone: (609) 267-3217
Welcome to the Office of the Municipal Clerk for Lumberton Township. The Municipal Clerk serves as the Secretary of the Municipal Corporation and Governing Body; Municipal Administrative Officer; Manager and Custodian of Public Records; Municipal Administrative Officer of Elections and Registrar of Voters.
Secretary to the Municipal Corporation and Governing Body, the Clerk is the custodian of the municipal seal; records and maintains custody of all minutes, bonds, books, deeds, contracts, resolutions, and ordinances; publishes, seals, certifies and archives all public records and documents; issues search certificates; and is administrative assistant to the governing body.
Municipal Administrative Officer, the Clerk accepts applications for licenses, registrations and issues search certificates such as Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Licenses, Bingo/Raffle Gaming Licenses, Landlord Registration, Peddler/Solicitor Licensing, Dog Licensing, Christmas Tree Sales Licensing and Food Handler Licensing.
Manager & Custodian of Public Records, the Clerk is required to manage, store and preserve all public documents in accordance with NJ State law and must supply copies of such documents upon request in compliance with the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). The Clerk is the first contact to assist with any questions about the municipality or direction to the appropriate Municipal Official or Department. In order to obtain copies of any public records you must submit an OPRA request form via USPS mail, fax or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click HERE to obtain the OPRA request form. Please note that NJ State law allows Lumberton Township up to (7) business days to accommodate requests.
Municipal Administrative Officer of Elections & Registrar of Voters, the Clerk certifies municipal vacancies, maintains receipt of nominating petitions and certification of such to the County Clerk, furnishes materials for local elections, reviews validity of nominating petitions, suggests local polling places, maintains receipt of election results and provides voter registration applications.
Residents of Lumberton Township 18 years of age and older are eligible to vote in any local, County, State and Federal elections. Elections are overseen by the Burlington County Board of Elections. Residents may click HERE to download a Voter Registration Application/party affiliation forms; or HERE Vote by mail (absentee ballots). These forms are also available in the Clerk’s Office in the Municipal Building. If you are registered to vote and are unsure where your polling place is located, please click HERE or the map, or use this link: https://voter.njsvrs.com/elections/polling-lookup.html
Please see the links below for additional forms related to the services offered by the Municipal Clerk’s Office:
Pursuant to NJ State Statues, all dogs must be licensed annually. The Clerk’s Office mails renewal notices in early January for all dogs registered the previous year. The annual fee is $11.20 + an additional $3 if a dog is not neutered/spayed. Proof of rabies vaccines are also required with a duration of immunity which extends through the tenth month of the calendar year. (**Please check the website in early January as the Clerk’s office endeavors to host a Free Rabies Clinic for residents)
Licenses must be obtained by January 31st each year. A late fee of $4 will be assessed for licenses purchased after that date. There is no grace period. New residents and new dog owners may click HERE for the application. Please notify this office if you move or if your dog has passed away so that we may update our records.
Licenses can be obtained by mail or in the Clerk’s Office, located at 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton. We accept cash and check only.
Raffle & Bingo Game of Chance Licenses
Any non-profit organization that wishes to hold a Bingo/Raffle/50-50/Chinese Auction, etc. in Lumberton Township must obtain a license by clicking HERE. Organizations are required to have a valid non-profit registration certificate issued by the New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission and submit a copy of such along with the application to the Township Clerk’s Office allowing at least eight (8) weeks for conclusion of the review/approval process. A Police investigation is performed prior to municipal approval. Upon approval by municipal officials, the application packet is then forwarded to the NJ State Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission, who has 15 days to determine final approval to grant the license.
Other Permits & Licenses
The Clerk’s Office also processes the following:
Food Handling Establishments ~ Coin Operated Vending Machine ~ Adult Bookstore ~ Massage Therapy ~ Block Party ~ Limo/Taxi ~ Towing ~ Christmas Tree Sales ~ Peddler/Solicitor ~ Swimming Pool ~ Landlord Identity Registration (pursuant to Landlord-Tenant Law N.J.A.C. 5:291-1)
Notary Services are also available for residents