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.   


License for spayed/neutered dogs $10.00

License for unspayed/unneutered dogs $13.00

Late Fee charge on or after March 1st- $10.00 each dog


WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2016

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


                                           › Dog Licese Form

›             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


Invitation to Bid




Awarding Authority:

Township of Elk

680 Whig Lane

Monroeville, NJ 08343



Bids will be received by the Elk Township Purchasing Agent, 680 Whig Lane, Monroeville, NJ 08343 until 4:00 pm prevailing time on February 11th, 2016 at which time they will be opened publicly.


Specifications and information for bidders may be obtained at the Elk Township Municipal Building, 680 Whig Lane, Monroeville, NJ 08343 and also on the Township web site (www.elktownshipnj.gov).  All questions pertaining to these specifications should be referred to Stephen Considine, CFO/QPA at 856-881-6525 ext. 15.


The right is reserved to waive any informalities in or to reject any and all bids received, and to award the contract to any of the contractors bidding, if, in the Township of Elk’s opinion, the best interests of the Township will thereby be promoted.  No award will be made to any bidder who cannot satisfy the Township of Elk’s specifications, unless variations are listed and accepted by the Township.  Each bidder shall prove that they have sufficient product manufacturing capabilities, proof of product availability and a written realistic delivery time.  The Township's decision or judgment on these matters will be final, conclusive and binding.


Each bid shall be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing on the outside the name of the bidder, the address and the name of the item (Medium Duty Dump Truck 2016-01) for which the bid is submitted.  Envelopes containing this information are to be clearly labeled to guard against opening prior to the time set.


Bids will be awarded at the Township Committee meeting held on February 16th, 2016. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

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.

»  More History