City Clerk

The City Clerk’s responsibilities as defined by New Jersey Statutes include: Secretary to the Municipal Corporation, Secretary to the Governing Body, Chief Administrative Officer of all Elections held in the municipality, Chief Registrar of voters in the municipality, and Administrative and Licensing Officer.  The City Clerk is also the Registrar of Vital Statistics and Custodian of Records for the municipality.

The City Clerk’s Office handles the following:

  • Voter Registration Information
  • Elections
  • Maintains records including all resolutions, ordinances, agendas, and minutes for the municipality
  • Open Public Records Act (OPRA) Requests
  • Liquor Licenses
  • ABC Permits
  • Bingo/Raffle Licenses
  • Special Event Applications
  • Tort Claim Notices
  • Marriage Licenses applications
  • Maintains Marriage, Birth and Death Records for events that occurred within the City of Cape May dating back to 1921
  • Certified Copies of Vital Records

For questions regarding any of the topics listed above, please contact City Clerk Erin Burke or Deputy City Clerk Emily Dillon.

The City Clerk’s Licensing Office handles the following:

  • Dog Licenses
  • Dog Park Passes
  • Yard Sale Permits
  • Contractors Licenses
  • Mercantile Licenses
  • Landlord Registration
  • On-Street Parking Permits
  • Reserved Handicapped Parking Permits
  • Bank Street Parking Lot Permits
  • Jackson Street Parking Lot Permits
  • Private Driveway Permits 
  • Washington Street Mall Patio Permits
  • Street Opening Applications
  • Tent Permits
  • Beach Concessions

For questions regarding any of the topics listed above, please contact Terry Stickle or Nancy Mohan.

*IMPORTANT ANNUAL DUE DATES*
Contractors License: January 1

Dog License Renewal: January 1

Jackson St. Parking Permit: January 1

Bank St. Parking Permit: April 2

Mercantile Licenses: May 1

Liquor Licenses: June 30