Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Administration/Township Clerk

Executive Administrative Assistant
Township Clerk 
Deputy Clerk

Office Assistant

Part Time Office Assistant

Part Time Office Assistant

Mission Statement

The Administration Office, encompassing the functions of the Clerk’s Office of the Township is committed to the day to day operations of the Township while addressing the needs of the various departments, the Township Committee, the residents, property and business owners of Hillsborough Township. In addition, the Office of the Clerk is committed to ensuring the requirements set forth by the State of New Jersey pursuant to N.J.S.A 40A:9-133 are complied with.

The Administration/Clerk’s Office is the front office of the Township Government. In addition to assisting the elected Hillsborough Township Committee, the Administration/Clerk’s Office helps provide a myriad of services to the residents of Hillsborough Township. The Administration/Clerk’s Office is in charge of the day to day operations of the township, as well as overseeing the needs of the other departments. The Administration/Clerk’s Office provides the town with numerous services including organizing and running the Township Committee meetings, as well as providing essential township information to enquiring residents. The Administration/Clerk’s Office is also responsible for licensing in the town, including alcohol, peddlers, raffles, and other licenses.

The Administration/Clerk’s Office services include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol Licenses
  • Peddler’s Licenses
  • Raffle and Bingo Licenses
  • Taxi and Limo Licenses
  • Rental Property Licenses
  • Massage Licenses
  • Wrecker Licenses
  • Deer Hunting Licenses
  • Social Affair Permits
  • Alarm Registrations
  • OPRA Filings
  • Full Records of Township Meetings
  • Voter Registration
  • Notary Services

Contact Us

Phone: 908-369-3535

Department Hours

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

2nd and 4th Tuesdays until 7:30 

Department Services

Submitting an OPRA Request

Township Committee Meetings

24 Oct
Township Committee Meeting
Date 10.24.2023 7:30 pm
12 Dec
Township Committee Meeting
12.12.2023 7:30 pm
3 Jan
2024 Reorganization Meeting
01.03.2024 7:00 pm

About Us

Anthony Ferrera 
Administrator/Human Resource Officer/ADA Director/Deputy Zoning Official

 Anthony Ferrera currently serves as the Township Administrator.  He holds a Master of Science in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, was a manager in the private sector with over 20 years of experience and a former Hillsborough Township Mayor and Committee member.

Mr. Ferrera previously worked for The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Department, Empower Somerset and AT&T.

Mr. Ferrera’s most notable contributions while on the Hillsborough Township Committee include the establishment of the Hillsborough Senior Center, Quiet Zones, tax exemption for 100% disabled Veterans and the inclusion of all children, those with and without special needs into the Township Recreation Programs.

Mr. Ferrera was a Hillsborough resident for over twenty-five years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Organization for Autism Research as well as their Fundraising Chairman for New Jersey. Mr. Ferrera was awarded the Somerset County Disability Advocate Award in 2008  and is a dedicated volunteer to many community organizations.

Sarah Brake
Township Clerk/Public Information Officer

Sarah Brake currently serves as the Township Clerk. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Saint Josephs University and is a long time resident of Hillsborough. The Township Clerk's office is entrusted with numerous and diverse duties. By law, it acts as secretary to the governing body and liaison between the governing officials and the taxpayers. It also acts as the public relations office in the municipal organization. The Township Clerk's Office is directly accountable to the Mayor and the Township Committee and provides them with essential information. It is also the licensing official for such things as alcoholic beverage sales, peddlers, solicitors and canvassers, raffles, bingo, games of chance and issues permits for special affairs. It is also the keeper of the Townships records and has the task of collecting and preserving them.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit an OPRA request?

Please submit your OPRA request via the online portal

The OPRA form can be downloaded 

Requests will be fulfilled via email or regular mail.