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.   

›             New Office Hours (Effective June 1, 2015)

Municipal Clerk/Register of Vital Statistics, Planning/Zoning Secretary, Zoning Officer and Court Office

Monday- Thursday 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Friday  8:30AM - 2:00pm


› 2016 Elk Township Budget

› Municipal Forms

› Environmental Links

› Elephant Swamp trail

› Frequently Asked Questions

› Town History

› Dog License Form


Enchanted little Nook in Gloucester County


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

  ›  Municipal Forms


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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