Welcome to Elk Township     "The Official Elk Township Website"


Elk Township, primarily known as an agricultural community, is made up of almost 20 square miles at the southern end of Gloucester County.  On many Township roads, visitors can find roadside markets offering the best in Jersey Fresh produce, continuing its great tradition of farming.  Through good planning, Elk Township has been able to maintain a "country" feel to its growth and residential development.   It is easily accessed by major roadways in south Jersey and offers a positive environment for business development and expansion.   

List of new Office Hours and Phone extensions (effective 9-14-2016)

Elk Township Municipal Building
Office Hours
Main Phone Number – 856-881-6525
OFFICIAL WEBSITE – www.elktownshipnj.gov

Municipal Clerk/Registrar of Vital Statistics  Ext. 110
Planning/Zoning Secretary  Ext. 111
Municipal Court  Ext. 116 or 117
Monday – Thursday – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday – 8:30am – 2:00pm

Police Record Clerk  Ext. 122
Monday – Thursday – 9:00am – 4:30pm
Friday – 9:00am – 3:00pm

Construction Office  Ext. 118
Monday - Wednesday – 9:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday & Friday - Closed
Construction Official Ext. 130
Monday and Wednesday

Zoning Officer  Ext. 119
By Appointment

Tax Collector  Ext. 112
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 9:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 1:00pm – 4:30 pm (or by Appointment)
Thursday – 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Friday – 9:00am – 1:00pm

Public Works  Ext. 121
Monday – Friday – 7:00am – 3:00pm
Summer Hours – Memorial Day to Labor Day
Monday – Friday – 6:00am – 2:00pm

Tax Assessor
Contact Gloucester County Board of Taxation- 856-307-6445


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› 2016 Elk Township Budget

› Municipal Forms

› Environmental Links

› Elephant Swamp trail

› Frequently Asked Questions

› Town History

› Dog License Form





When:Sat., Dec.3, 2016 Time:9AM   12PM

Where:Municipal Building Parking Lot


Currently, Elk Township is participating with the Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management to update our municipality’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The original plan was adopted several years ago and needs to be updated to maintain eligibility for certain federal grants as well as make sure we are working together to reduce the risk from natural disasters and hazards to the extent possible. 
As part of the on-going update of the Gloucester County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, a Preliminary Municipal Appendix is available for review that addresses natural hazard mitigation issues for our community.  The Preliminary Municipal Appendix can be downloaded from nj4hmp.com by clicking on “Gloucester County” and then clicking on “Elk Township”. 
If you are interested in learning more about this project, please visit: › Hazard Mitigation Project. The website includes current information and offers you the opportunity to submit any comments or questions.

Application for Park Use


Application for Elk Township Recreation Park and Ina B. Hull Park is now available on the municipal forms page, or you can:


›  Link to Updated Application



An increased number of residential burglaries have been reported to the Elk Township Police Department.  Anyone who observes any type of suspicious activity should do their best to get a license plate number, description of vehicle and description of any suspicious people in the area and call 911 immediately


› Additional Information



  ›  Public Works

  ›  Tax Assessor

  ›  Municipal Clerk

  ›  Tax Collector

  ›  Police Non-emergencies



Elk Township Code Book now online

    Have an EMERGENCY?

    Call 911

Elk Township Farmers grow the best fruits, vegetables, and horticultural products not only in the state but the country.  Most of our stands are closed for the season; however, here is a link to the Harvest Dates chart from the NJDA.  It's a great planning tool for next year.


›  List of Farm Stands throughout Elk Township



Jacob and Leonard Fisler, from Switzerland, who purchased land here in 1791, settled Elk Township.  Elk Township was originally noted for its lumbering business, but at present is known as a farming community, with some of the finest orchards in the country to be found in the area.

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