Manchester Township is located in beautiful Ocean County, New Jersey, just minutes from the Jersey Shore and
in between New York City, Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Manchester is nestled in the New Jersey Pinelands and we are Ocean County’s best kept secret!

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We thank you for your interest in Manchester Township

Beautiful Parks, Lakes, and Preserved Open Space, our top notch municipal services and our vibrant and dynamic community makes Manchester a great place to live, work, and raise a family. That is why the June 2012 edition of Inside New Jersey, a monthly publication of the Star Ledger, rated Manchester Township as such a great place to retire in New Jersey. Manchester Township offers something for everyone!

The goal of our website is to provide you with information about our municipality. Here you can learn about the many departments we have and the services that we offer. This is the hub where you will find a vast amount of information about our local government at your convenience and your leisure.

If there is something that you cannot find, please feel free to contact us during normal business hours and we will be pleased to assist you with any questions. Also, please check back often as we update the site frequently

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Water Restrictions 2024 Eastern Service Area

FROM THE DESK OF MAYOR ARACE  Manchester Township Water Utility Eastern Service Area Customers Mandatory Lawn and Landscape Watering Restrictions  Effective Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 , 2024   Due to the work being performed by the Ocean County Engineering Department to the bridge structure on Colonial Drive, a section of township water main on the bridge must be relocated.  This work will be performed overnight on June 17 -18, 2024 in an effort to reduce the impact to our residents.  However, temporary water restrictions must be put in place stopping ALL IRRIGATION during these two days.  We also ask that our residents limit water use as much as possible during this time. The Eastern Service Area generally includes the portion of the Township lying along Route 37 and east of the Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station/Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst. Irrigation is not permitted starting at 12 [...]

June 14th, 2024|
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