Municipal Charter Studies
The Center for Government Services provides assistance to municipal charter study commissions, municipal officials, and citizen groups considering a change in their form of municipal government. Staff members of the Center will respond to telephone or e-mail inquiries and, within the limits of available time, will meet with local officials and organizations. For further information, call 732-932-3640, extensions 632 or 633. Documents available from the Center may be accessed below.
Forms of Municipal Government in New Jersey (PDF)
A description of the forms available under current New Jersey law.
Change in New Jersey Municipal Organization (PDF)
A guide to the procedures for changing the form of municipal government.
Summary of Forms of New Jersey Municipal Government in Use as of July 1, 2011 (PDF)
Inventory of Municipal Forms of Government in New Jersey as of July 1, 2011 (PDF)
Tables showing the form of government in use in each municipality and all municipalities using a particular form of government.
OMCL Direct Petition Process (PDF)
A summary of the statutory requirements for a petition for change in a form of municipal government through the direct petition process under the Optional Municipal Charter Law.