Township NJSA:40A:63-1 et. seq.

Voters Elect

Township Committee 3 or 5 members, elected at-large. Staggered, 3 year terms. Partisan 

Organization of Governing Body

First week in January 


Elected by Township Committee for 1 year term. Chairs Committee with voice and vote. Head of municipal government. Has all powers vested in mayor by general law. 


Legislative body of municipality. Has all executive responsibilities of the municipality not placed in office of mayor. 


Executive responsibility not vested in mayor belongs to Township Committee. May delegate, by ordinance, all or a portion of executive responsibilities to an administrator. Township Committee may adopt an administrative code.

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1. Township NJSA:40A:63-1 et. seq.
2. Borough NJSA:40A:60-1 et. seq.
3. City NJSA:40A:61-1 et. seq.
4. Town NJSA:40A:62-1 et. seq.
5. Village NJSA:40A:63-8
6. Commission NJSA:40:70-1 et. seq.
7. Municipal Manager Act of 1923 NJSA:40:79-1 et. seq.
8. Faulkner Act (OMCL) Mayor-Council NJSA:40:69A-31 et. seq.
9. Faulkner Act (OMCL) Council-Manager NJSA:40:69A-81 et. seq.
10. Faulkner Act (OMCL) Small Municipality NJSA:40:69A-115 et. seq.
11. Faulkner Act (OMCL) Mayor-Council-Administrator NJSA:40:69A-149 et. seq.
12. Special Charters