June 23, 2014
Re: Reminder – Filing Deadline for Financial Disclosure Statements
As a reminder, the filing deadline for the annual Financial Disclosure Statements was June 13, 2014. If you have not done so already, we urge you to file your Financial Disclosure Statement as soon as possible to avoid noncompliance with the Local Government Ethics Law.
As we detailed in our April 25 Dear Mayor Letter, the Division of Local Government Services has a new process for the filing of the Financial Disclosure Statement. Local Finance Notice 2014-7 details the filing procedure for local government officers.
Local government officers who do not file their annual Financial Disclosure Statement risk being found in violation of the Local Government Ethics Law, specifically N.J.S.A. 40A:9-22.6. Please note that violations may carry fines of $100-$500.
If you have questions or need assistance in complying with the annual filing requirements please contact your Municipal Clerk.
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.