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Office of the Village Clerk

Welcome to the Office of the Village Clerk!

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Village Hall, First Floor
(973) 378-7715 ext. 7725

Susan Caljean
Village Clerk
scaljean@southorange.org

Shinell Smith
Deputy Village Clerk
ssmith@southorange.org

Mary Beth Zichelli
Clerk Typist
mzichelli@southorange.org


Did you know the Municipal Clerk holds one of the oldest positions in municipal government?
So diverse is the role of the Municipal Clerk, serving all levels of government and encompassing a variety of state laws, that state legislation was enacted to define the “core duties” of a Municipal Clerk. The Office of the Village Clerk is no different-from being in the front lines during election season… acting as the liaison between our public and local government officials…or issuing various permits and licenses required in the Village. The Office of the Village Clerk plays an integral role in our municipal government.

What are some of our “core duties?” Take a look below:

Duties of the Village Clerk

For Registrar and Vital Statistics Information (such as how to apply for a marriage license and obtain certified copies of vital records) please click below.

Registrar and Vital Statistics Information