The Municipal Clerk acts as the corporate secretary for the governing body and is responsible for correspondence, meetings, and minutes of all official meetings, as well as general information about the Township. The Municipal Clerk is the designated Election Official and oversees the Primary and General elections. Voter registration and election information are also available from this office.
The following licenses and permits are issued through the Clerk’s Office:
- Dog / Cat
- Street Opening Permits
- Chicken Coop Licenses
Submit an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) Request
Public records may be obtained by submitting a request to the Municipal Clerk. Click the link below to submit a request online, or download a copy of the Voorhees Township Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request form, located in the “Forms” section below.
Click here for access to the JustFOIA portal to file your Municipal or Police OPRA request
State law and local ordinance require the annual licensing of dogs and cats. Any person, who owns, feeds, keeps or harbors a dog or cat for more than 10 days must obtain a license. Pet owners, who have already licensed their pets, should renew the license no later than January 31 of each year. All licenses expire December 31 of each year, regardless of the date the license was obtained.
The fee for a spayed/neutered dog or cat is $12.00; the fee for a non-spayed/non-neutered dog or cat is $15.00. There is a $25.00 late fee for all pets whose licenses are renewed after May 10 of the licensing year.
To obtain a dog license, you must show proof that the animal has a valid rabies vaccination. As per State law, a valid rabies vaccination is one that DOES NOT EXPIRE BEFORE NOVEMBER 1 OF THE LICENSING YEAR. If your dog’s rabies vaccination expires before November 1 of the year in which you are obtaining a license, you must have your pet revaccinated before we can issue a license. Cats must have a current rabies vaccination at the time a license is obtained.
The Township offers a FREE rabies clinic each year on the first Saturday in May.
If you are requesting a license for the first time, please contact our office at (856) 429 – 7757 for appropriate information and instructions.
Voorhees is excited to announce that we have modified our ordinance around backyard hens! The refreshed program was created in conjunction with the Camden County Chickens Organization and allows for 40 licenses, NO roosters allowed and this is no longer tied to lot size! To qualify, you must meet the requirements detailed in the ordinance and take a Chicken Care Class which outlines the proper handling of backyard hens.
To learn more about the ordinance visit: https://voorheesnj.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Chicken-ordinance.docx
If you’re interested in being part of the program, submit your license application today at the Town Center!
Responsibilities of the NJ Department of Health and Municipal Governments to distribute animal cruelty materials to each person licensing a dog.
All businesses in Voorhees Township are required to apply for and receive a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or a Certificate of Continued Occupancy (CCO) from the Zoning Department. Business owners much comply with all of the requirements set forth in the Township Code Book with regards to the zoning requirements prior to receiving a business (mercantile) license. The license fee is $60.00 per year, except when designated otherwise by law. This license will not be issued until all zoning requirements have been met. Non-profit organizations are required to submit the business license application also, but no fee is required. To download a copy of the business license application, click the following link.
Business License Application
Raffles / Bingo Licenses
Raffles and Bingo Games are regulated by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission. Only non-profit organizations may hold bingos and/or raffles. Licenses are obtained from the municipality where you intend to hold the event. Prior to obtaining a bingo or raffle license, an organization must obtain a certificate from the Division of Legalized Games of Chance authorizing the conduct of such games. For information regarding applications, fees, etc. please click the link below to the Legalized Games of Chance website.
Forms can be downloaded here, completed and submitted to the Township Clerk’s Office. Additional forms can be obtained by visiting the state’s website below.
Games of Chance Website
Application to Amend
The Municipal Clerk is responsible for the issuance of new and renewed liquor licenses. Person- to-person and place-to-place transfers are also processed through the Municipal Clerk’s office. For information and application forms regarding licenses, transfers, and special permits, please click the link below to the NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s website.
The Primary Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June.
The General Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
Polls for the Primary and General Elections are open from 6 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Your voting place is determined by your voting district.
Your district and polling place are printed on the front of your SAMPLE BALLOT, which you will receive by mail.
POLLING PLACE LOCATIONS
Election District Map
Voter registration forms and vote-by-mail applications may be obtained from the Municipal Clerk’s office in the Voorhees Town Center, or the County Store in the Voorhees Town Center.
Forms may be obtained in person or by mail.
To receive a form by mail contact the Municipal Clerk at (856) 429 – 7757 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also request a form by mail from the County Store at (856) 566 – 2920.
Forms may also be downloaded from the county website:
Camden County Website