Mall’s County Corner office has been popular, officials say
Burlington County Clerk Tim Tyler recently said that he has extended the lease of his popular County Corner satellite office at the Moorestown Mall.
“The Burlington County Clerk’s Office takes great pride in striving to consistently provide residents with the highest level of customer service,” said County Clerk Tim Tyler. “By extending the County Corner lease at the Moorestown Mall, I am so pleased we will continue to better accommodate the public by having an efficient and convenient location for someone looking to take advantage of all the services we offer.”
The County Corner office at the Moorestown Mall first opened in 2005. Since that time, 592,047 customers have come to that location seeking assistance from the Clerk’s Office or inquiring about other government programs. The new agreement, approved unanimously by the Freeholder Board, extends the lease through June 2020. In keeping with the County’s tradition of fiscal responsibility, the new lease saves taxpayers $50,000 compared to the previous agreement.
Among the services offered by County Corner, an overwhelming majority of residents utilize the office to apply for or renew their passport as well as have their passport photo taken. The well-organized and dedicated Clerk’s staff has processed 106,943 passports through the Moorestown Mall office. Additionally, residents may have a document notarized at no cost, and veterans may record their discharge paperwork and receive a certified copy free of charge. County Clerk Tim Tyler recently worked alongside Freeholder Director Kate Gibbs in a public information campaign to remind veterans that they are eligible for a new $3,000 exemption when filing their New Jersey income tax forms. In order to receive the exemption, the NJ Division of Taxation must have a copy of the veterans discharge paperwork.
The County Corner also helps facilitate the public giving back to the community. The office has collection boxes for residents looking to donate blankets, towels, animal toys, and food for the Burlington County Animal Shelter, or used cell phones for the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department. There is also a book drop for residents to return checked-out items from the Burlington County Library System.
“The County Corner at the Moorestown Mall is just one example of how my office has prioritized community outreach in order to make our services more accessible,” Tyler said. “We have seen a tremendous response from the public since the day our satellite office opened. I will work to ensure our residents continue to have a positive experience when dealing with my office.”
The County Corner at the Moorestown Mall is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The County Clerk’s main office in Mount Holly offers the same passport, notary, and veteran’s services as the County Corner, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.