Borough Clerk & Administrator’s Office


Christine Hannemann, RMC/CMR/QPA   

Borough Clerk/Administrator/Registrar/Purchasing Agent

Jenna Letts, CMR

Administrative Assistant/Land Use Board Clerk/Deputy Registrar

Sharon Rickards

Administrative Assistant

Jeannie Frazier

Administrative Assistant


Core Duties of the Municipal Clerk

  • Taxpayer liaison to the Governing Body
  • Administrative Officer (licenses, searches, public information)
  • Chief Administrative Officer of Elections within the Municipality
  • Chief Registrar of Voters within the Municipality
  • Secretary to the Governing Body
  • Secretary to the Municipal Corporation



Surf City Code Book

Meeting Documents



Yard Sales

Yard Sales may be held once a year for 2 consecutive days. A permit may be obtained after completing an application and paying a $3 fee.

Voter Information

Voter Registration Form

Follow the instructions on the form. The mailing address is included.  

Vote by Mail Form

You may apply for a Mail-in ballot if you are a qualified and registered voter by written application to this office. Requirements are that you sign your name as it appears in the registry book. The deadline for such requests is 7 days before any and all elections (Primary, General, School, etc.) Any Mail-in voter who fails to apply by the deadline may apply in person to the office on any day up to 3:00 P.M. of the day before the Election.  

OPRA Requests

The Municipal Clerk is the official custodian of Municipal Records. All OPRA requests must be sent to the attention of the Municipal Clerk.

Frequently Asked Questions 


Notary Services are available. Please call ahead for lengthy documents. 

The Ocean County Board of Election is always looking for District Board Workers please visit their site Ocean County Board of Elections – Become a District Board Worker.

Business and Rental Insurance Registration

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:1OA-1 and N.J.S.A. 40A:1OA-2, all business and property owners that rent their building/dwelling must annually file proof of liability insurance with the Borough Clerk’s office.

According to the statute, all businesses must provide an insurance declaration page reflecting proof of coverage negligent acts and omissions in an amount of no less than $500,000 for combined property damage and bodily injury or death of one or more persons in any accident or occurrence.

For the Owner of a rental unit or units, other than a multi family home which is four or fewer units, one of which is owner-occupied, – Liability insurance for negligent acts and omissions in the amount of no less than $500,000 combined. property damage and bodily injury to or death of one or more persons in any one accident or occurrence.

For Multi-Family Home of Four or Fewer Units, one of which is owner occupied – Liability insurance for negligent acts and omissions in the amount of no less than $300,000 for combined property damage and bodily injury to or death of one or more persons in any one accident or occurrence.

Liability Insurance Registration Form Rentals

Dog Licenses

Dog Licenses are required for all dogs kept in the Borough. Please bring proof of rabies vaccination and proof of neutering/spaying. The fee is $4.20 for spayed/neutered dogs and $7.20 for non spayed/neutered dogs.

Registrar Services

Getting Married?  Please call and make an appointment to apply for your marriage license.

To get married in the State of New Jersey a couple must apply in the municipality they reside unless they live out of state. If a couple resides out of state, they apply in the municipality they are getting married in.

Applications for marriage must be made at least 72 hours prior to the intended date of the ceremony. Please take into consideration that you will need an appointment and the Registrar’s Office is closed on weekends and holidays.


Entering into a Marriage or Civil Union in NJ brochure


Performance Bonds

A bond may be placed to guarantee performance on curbs, sidewalks, right of way work and payment of professional fees. Please complete the form below and submit to the Municipal Clerk’s Office. Please be advised on the applicant or the applicants attorney may certify the form.

Bond Application

Memorial Bench Program

To obtain a memorial bench for your loved one, please write a brief email requesting the location that you would like. Once approved, an application and plaque template will be sent to the requestor. Applicants are responsible to purchase a plaque. Benches are $900 each. If the location is unavailable alternate locations may be provided.