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.   


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With the potential for snow and/or ice in the forecast, Public Works would ;like to remind all residents of the Township ordinance concerning snow removal and the placement of snow and basketball hoops and other recreational uses. A Link to the ordinance is listed below. Remember to remove your vehicle from the street when there is a chance for snow/ice in the forecast. Thank you

› Snow Removal Ordinance

 

2017 DOG LICENSES ARE NOW DUE

License for spayed/neutered dogs $10.00 License for unspayed/unneutered dogs $13.00

Late Fee charge after February 28th - $10.00 each dog

 

FREE RABIES CLINIC

WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. FOR DOGS

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon FOR CATS

WHERE: Municipal Garage – 680 Whig Lane, Aura

ALL PETS MUST BE ON A LEASH

 

 


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


SPECIAL ALERT!

 

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

   QUICK LINKS:

 

  ›  Public Works

  ›  Tax Assessor

  ›  Municipal Clerk

  ›  Tax Collector

  ›  Police Non-emergencies

 

 


Elk Township Code Book now online
 

    Have an EMERGENCY?

    Call 911


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

›  How Do I Apply to Perform Public Service on Municipal Boards, Committees or Commissions?

Subject: Atlantic City Electric Announces Updates to the Streetlight Outage Map

 

Atlantic City Electric has made reporting streetlight outages even easier.  Our streetlight outage map is now powered by Google.  The map features an improved interface that works on all devices.  After reporting a streetlight problem, we provide a tracking number to get status updates.  In most cases, repairs occur within 5 days. 

› Access the map now   https://atlanticcityelectric.streetlightoutages.com/

›  How Do I Register My Dog?

 

›  When Do I Need a Certificate Of Occupancy?

 

» Go to All Frequently Asked Questions

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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