2018 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:8-11 - Local registrar, appointment; county clerk, authorized to act as local registrar, certain circumstances.
Section: 26:8-11: Local registrar, appointment; county clerk, authorized to act as local registrar, certain circumstances.
26:8-11. a. (1) The county governing body, by resolution, subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of this subsection, may permit the county clerk to act as the local registrar for any registration district within the county that designates the county clerk as its local registrar pursuant to subsection b. of this section. The resolution may limit the districts eligible to use the county clerk as the local registrar by population.
(2) Whenever a county governing body adopts a resolution permitting the county clerk to act as the local registrar for any registration district within the county, the resolution shall not take effect until 30 days after the governing body has:
(a) published the resolution, together with a notice of the date of passage or approval, or both, at least once in a newspaper published in the county, or, if there is no newspaper published in the county, then in a newspaper of general circulation within the county,
(b) prepared operations plans clearly delineating the responsibilities of the local registrar and the county clerk and filed those operations plans with the State Registrar, and
(c) prepared a plan to ensure the security of the vital records, related indices, safety papers and other materials of the county including the planned method of secure storage and transfer of the vital records from a municipality to the county, and filed the security plan with the State Registrar.
b. The local board having jurisdiction over an eligible registration district, within a county that permits the county clerk to act as local registrar, may designate the county clerk as its local registrar by adopting a resolution for that purpose and filing the resolution with the county clerk.
c. The local board having jurisdiction over each registration district shall appoint a local registrar for that district, which shall be the county clerk in the case of a registration district that has designated the county clerk pursuant to this section. In those districts which by governmental organization structure have no separate board of health, the appointment shall be made by the governing body.
In any district having a population of less than 5,000 persons in which the county clerk does not act as the local registrar the municipal clerk shall be appointed as local registrar at a salary to be determined by the appointing authority.
Amended 1965, c.78, s.37; 2005, c.261, s.1.