Borough Clerk


The Borough Clerk is one of four statutory municipal positions required by N.J.S.A. 40A:9-133.  The core duties of a Borough Clerk are (1) Secretary to the Municipal Corporation, (2) Secretary to the Governing Body, (3) Chief Administrator Officer of all elections held in the Municipality, (4) Chief Registrar of Voters in the Municipality, (5) Administrative Officer, (6) Records Coordinator/Manager and (7) all other duties that may be imposed by both State statutes and regulations, as well as municipal ordinances and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare meeting agendas and minutes for the Mayor & Council Meetings
  • Perform functions required by Municipal Clerks for the Primary and General Elections, which requires certifying candidates for the Primary Election
  • Process OPRA requests and Notice of Tort Claims on behalf of the Borough of Roselle
  • Maintain custody of the agendas, minutes, resolutions, ordinances, deeds, contracts, tort claims, lawsuits and licenses as established by State laws and rules
  • Custodian of the Municipal Seal
  • Accept Summons & Complaints, Tax Appeals and Foreclosure Notices on behalf of the Municipal Corporation
  • Accept, process and issue licenses, if required, for the following applications:
    • Alcoholic Beverage license (ABC)
    • Towing license
    • Taxi/Limo license
    • Bingo license
    • Raffle license
    • Peddler or Canvass license
    • Transient Merchant license
    • Entertainment license
  • Accept Voter Registration forms from Borough residents
  • Accept and process the following applications for approval:
    • Outside activities
    • Garage sale
    • Loud speakers
    • Filming permit
    • Cannabis Business License

Clerk's Office 

108 W Third Avenue, Roselle, NJ 07203
(Phone): 908-245-5600
(Fax): 908-245-9508
Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm 

Borough Clerk
Lisette Sanchez, R.M.C.

(Office) 908-259-3010

Deputy Borough Clerk
Lydia Massey
(Office) 908-259-3048

Keyboarding Clerks:
Marta Jorge-Antunes
(Office) 908-241-6896

Shereefah Alexander
(Office) 908-259-3010

Chief Administrative Officer of Municipal Elections and Chief Registrar of Voter Registration
The Borough Clerk serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of Municipal Elections and Chief Registrar of Voter Registration. In this role, the Borough Clerk is responsible for receiving, processing, and certifying the following...

  • New voter registration
  • Voter name and/or address change
  • Absentee ballot application
  • Political party affiliation declaration
  • Nominating petitions of candidates for office
  • Results of local elections

General Administrative and Licensing Officer:
Responsible for conducting business with other borough departments; serving as information officer to the public and media; certifying that the proper documentation has been completed and advertising of same to the Borough’s Bond Counsel with respect to the adoption of Bond Ordinances; and, responsible for the receipt and processing of applications for the following licenses and permits and for the issuance of these licenses and permits:

  • Alcoholic Beverage Control Licenses
  • Automatic Amusements and Games Licenses
  • Block Party Permits (temporarily closing access to a street)
  • Can Shake Permits
  • Garage Sale/Yard Sale Permits
  • Canvassers Licenses
  • Limo/Livery Owners & Operators Licenses
  • Loudspeaker & Sound Amplifier Permits
  • Newspaper Rack Licenses
  • Peddlers Licenses
  • Raffles & Bingo & Games of Chance Licenses
  • Taxi Owners & Operators Licenses
  • Towing Licenses
  • Please refer to our Online Forms section to download any needed forms

Additional Public Information Processed By The Borough Clerk:
The Borough Clerk processes assessment search certificates and tort claims applications

Custodian of Records – Coordinator & Records Manager (Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”):
In the role of Custodian of Records, the Borough Clerk is responsible for implementing the Borough’s archives and records retention system programs and for providing the public with access to or copies of the Borough’s public government records. The Borough Clerk’s Office also maintains the Borough’s Cable TV34 Roselle channel information and announcements, which includes: Municipal and County News and Events, Board of Education News and Events, Community and Recreation Events, and Church Events. The Borough Clerk’s Office accepts announcements for broadcasting from non-profit organizations only and reserves the authority to edit and limit the contents of any information that is requested for airing. Non-profit organizations should submit their requests for announcements to the Borough Clerk at least three weeks prior to the desired “air start date” and include the contact person’s name and phone number along with the who, what, when, and where of the announcement. 

Agenda& Minutes