Township Clerk

The Municipal Clerk is a statutory position. Under Bridgewater’s form of government, the Clerk is appointed by the Township Council, and is the direct link between the residents and their government. The Municipal Clerk’s duties are secretary to the municipal corporation and the governing body, chief administrative officer in all elections, coordinator and records manager of local archives and record retention, licensing official for licenses including alcoholic beverages, dogs, cats, raffles, bingo and other games of chance, and other duties as imposed by statute, regulation or municipal ordinance.

The Township Clerk, Linda Doyle, can be reached at (908) 725-6300 ext. 5025, or by email at: bwtclerk@bridgewaternj.gov .

The following items are available for download. Completed forms and applications may be mailed (if permitted) to:

Bridgewater Township Clerk
100 Commons Way
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Email the completed OPRA request to bwtclerk@bridgewaternj.gov or deputyclerk@bridgewaternj.gov or fax to 908-707-1235

Dog and Cat Application (can be mailed or submitted in person) – Please take note of fee changes, effective May 22, 2017

Limousine Application (must be submitted in person) – The Township requires the original certificate of insurance in the amount NO LESS than $1.5 million and requires Bridgewater Township be named on the certificate together with a check for $25 for each vehicle.

Maps (street, zoning, fire districts, voting districts) can be purchased in the Clerk’s office for $1.61.

Township Code – Land-use books (Chapter 126 of the Municipal Code) are available in the Clerk’s office. This includes a zoning map. The fee is $35.40.

Landlord-Registrations (can be mailed or submitted in person) – The statements must be filed annually with the Municipal Clerk’s office.

Bingo Applications, Raffle Applications and Bingo/Raffle Amendments 

These must be submitted in person to the Clerk’s office and must adhere to the following requirements:

-Must show original copy of organization’s registration card from NJ Legalized Game of Chance Control Commission

All applications must be filed in quadruplicate with ORIGINAL signatures of at least two members and one officer in charge

All applications must be notarized

Organization should be prepared to submit two checks for fees that may be incurred when applications are submitted

 New organizations must include a copy of its by-laws

Social Affair Permits
These applications are filed online and must be applied for at least 21 days prior to the event date. There will be a 7 business day deferral of processing this permit to allow for municipal review. 
Apply Online with POSSE ABC

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are applying for this permit less than 21 days prior to the event date, you must submit a paper application to the Clerk’s Office at least 14 days in advance. Download Application

Elections and Voting Information The Municipal Clerk is the Chief Administrative Officer in all elections held in the municipality and the Chief Registrar of Voters in the municipality. To be eligible to vote, a person must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the next ensuing election, be a United States citizen and be a resident of the State of New Jersey and of the County at least 30 days before the election. Registration of new voters is required prior to the 28th day preceding the election. Voters may register after the deadline, but registrant should be advised that he will not be eligible to vote in the election immediately forthcoming but will be eligible to vote in elections held thereafter. Evening registration is held at the Somerset County Administration Building , from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the twenty-ninth (29th) day prior to election.

Voter Registration (can be mailed or submitted in person) – Requirements for registration:

– Be a U.S. citizen

– Be a resident of Somerset County for 30 days prior to the election.

-Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election

– Not be on parole, probation or serving sentence due to a conviction for an indictable offense under any federal or state laws.

Application for Mail-In Ballot The application must be either mailed to the County Clerk seven days prior to the election OR must be handed in at the County Clerk’s office before 3 p.m. on the day prior to the election.

PRIMARY/GENERAL ELECTION POLLING PLACES

The following is a list of polling places in Bridgewater Township for primary and general elections only. To determine where you vote, locate your election district number on the election map then use the list below determine your polling place.

District #1 Bradley Gardens Firehouse, 24 Old York Road
District #2  Bradley Gardens Firehouse, 24 Old York Road
District #3  Adamsville School, Union Avenue
District #4  Bridgewater Municipal Court – Mtg Rm 102, 100 Commons Way
District #5 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Road
District #6 Hamilton School, Hamilton Lane (off Frohlin Dr.)
District #7 Bridgewater Senior Center, 455 Somerville Road
District #8 People Care Center, 120 Finderne Avenue
District #9 Finderne Rescue Squad, 476 Union Avenue
District #10 Blessed Sacrament Parish Center, Washington Valley Road, Martinsville
District #11 Bridgewater Municipal Court – Mtg. Rm 102, 100 Commons Way
District #12 Blessed Sacrament Parish Center, Washington Valley Road, Martinsville
District #13 Hillside School, Brown Road
District #14 Adamsville School, Union Avenue
District #15 Finderne Rescue Squad, 476 Union Avenue
District #16 Country Hills Fire House, 264 Milltown Road
District #17 Hamilton School, Hamilton Lane (off Frohlin Dr.) 
District #18 Bridgewater Senior Center, 455 Somerville Road
District #19 Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 651 Country Club Road
District #20 Blessed Sacrament Parish, Washington Valley Road, Martinsville
District #21 Bridgewater Senior Center, 455 Somerville Road
District #22 Hillside School, Brown Road
District #23 Blessed Sacrament Parish Center, Washington Valley Road, Martinsville
District #24 Blessed Sacrament Parish Center, Washington Valley Road, Martinsville
District #25, Eisenhower School, 791 Eisenhower Avenue (off Steeple Chase)
District #26 Eisenhower School, 791 Eisenhower Avenue (Off Steeple Chase)
District #27 Adamsville School, Union Avenue
District #28 Hillside School, Brown Road
District #29 Hillside School, Brown Road
District #30 Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 651 Country Club Road
District #31 Country Hills Fire House, 264 Milltown Road
District #32 Bridgewater Senior Center, 455 Somerville Road
District #33 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Road
District #34 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Road
District #35 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Road
District #36 Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 651 Country Club Road

Residents can participate in the electoral process not only by voting, but by serving as an Election Board Worker at the polling places. The Somerset County Board of Elections is seeking qualified district board workers to staff the polls in Bridgewater Township and throughout the County during the primary and general elections. The hours on Election Day are from 5:15 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. The pay is $200 for the day. A one-hour training class is required. If you are interested, please contact the Somerset County Board of Elections at 908-231-7084.

Bridgewater Township Municipal Building 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Monday- Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM Fridays: 8 AM - 5 PM


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