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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Manchester Day 2024 Sponsorship Information

Manchester Day 2023 was a Tremendous Success! The Township Recreation Dept estimates 7,000 to 8,000 people attended the Saturday event. This year's event promises to be even BIGGER and BETTER! Plans are already in the works for the June 29th event at Harry Wright Lake, and YOUR business can be a part of it... Businesses in Manchester --and other towns are invited to take part in this year's Manchester Day...and promote YOUR BUSINESS to THOUSANDS of potential customers! Application for Manchester Day Sponsorship Contact Manchester Recreation at 732-657-8121 Ext. 5101, 5102 Fax 732-657-9041 recreation@manchestertwp.com

January 30th, 2024|

2025 Reassessment Information

2025 Reassessment  please visit https://manchestertwp.com/departments/department-of-administration/tax-assessor/ Manchester - After several months of preparation, the reassessment of Manchester Township is under way. A letter by the Tax Assessor Martin Lynch was mailed on January 2, 2024, to each property owner informing them of the start of the reassessment process. The Ocean County Board of Taxation approved the Township to conduct a reassessment in November of 2023 to be completed by tax year 2025. The difference between a revaluation and a reassessment is that a reassessment is completed by the municipal Tax Assessor and a revaluation is completed by an outside firm, usually at a much higher cost. Reassessment is the process of appraising all real estate in a municipality according to its full and fair value, to ensure that each property owner pays their fair share of taxes. The process is revenue neutral, meaning the purpose is not to raise property taxes. [...]

January 3rd, 2024|

Community Gathers for Christmas in the Pines

Still thinking about Christmas in the Pines this past weekend! Another magnificent event produced by Manchester Recreation! Thank you to everyone who turned Harry Wright Lake into a winter wonderland. Can't wait for next year!

December 11th, 2023|
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Property tax credits every time you shop in Manchester, whiting and

Lakehurst at participating businesses.


Photos courtesy of Manchester Township and local residents’ submissions.  Thank you

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