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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Emergency Responders Honored

The heroic efforts of all Manchester Township emergency responders, from volunteer to career, in battling the Jimmy's Waterhole wildfire were recognized by Mayor Rob Arace with a Proclamation presented during the May 8, 2023, Township Council meeting. These brave individuals received a well deserved standing ovation from Members of Council, as well as the public in attendance. A grateful Township thanks you for all that you do!

May 12th, 2023|

Mayor Arace Issues Proclamations

Mayor Rob Arace was honored to present two Proclamations at the April 24, 2023, Township Council meeting in recognition of individuals who work tirelessly in betterment of our community! First, Clerk Teri Giercyk accepted a Proclamation recognizing Professional Municipal Clerks Week. Teri and her staff play a critical role in our Township, serving "as the information center on functions of local government and community." Next, the Mayor recognized our Public Safety Telecommunicators, presenting a Proclamation to Supervisor Stephanie Norton. PSTs are often referred to as the "first, first responders" who answer calls for help, obtain accurate information, and coordinate the appropriate response. Take a look at the attached Proclamations for more details on what our Office of the Clerk and Communications Section do for our residents! Thank you to these dedicated professionals for serving our Township!

April 25th, 2023|

Update from RecycleCoach

We hope you are staying safe and keeping indoors as much as possible due to hazardous air conditions caused by the Canadian wildfires.


As information continues to change, now is a critical time to make use of your Outbound Notifications to send residents any necessary updates. You can do this easily by logging into the Client Portal and selecting Notifications.

By |June 8th, 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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