2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:62-1 - Incorporation; Corporate Seal
40A:62-1. Incorporation; Corporate Seal
a. The inhabitants of each of the several towns are hereby continued as a body politic and corporate in law as heretofore constituted and established and shall be known by the name of "the mayor and council of the town of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ., in the county of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ." (as the case may be), and the boundaries of the several towns shall be and remain as heretofore established by law.
b. This act shall apply to all towns which, prior to the effective date of this act, used the provisions applicable to towns as set out in the Revised Statutes, Title 40, chapters 123 to 141 inclusive, and those towns whose incorporation was by special act of the Legislature prior to 1875.
c. Each town governed by the laws pertaining to the town form of government shall have full power to sue and be sued and have a corporate seal.
d. Any existing town may, by resolution of the council, adopt a name, as prescribed in subsection a. of this section, and the town clerk shall then file a copy of the resolution adopting the name with the county clerk, certified by the town clerk. After the filing of the certificate, the town shall be known and designated by the name so adopted, but no suit, proceeding or instrument shall abate or in anywise be affected by any change of corporate name. (Source: R. S. 40:86-2, R. S. 40:142-1, and New.)
L. 1988, c. 7, s. 1.