About Montville

  1. Introduction
  2. History
  3. Growth & Development
  4. Recent Developments


The Township of Montville is a municipal corporation which was established by special charter of the New Jersey State Legislature in 1867. The Township is a suburban community located in the County of Morris in the northwest portion of New Jersey. Montville Township is 20 square miles and comprised of 3 sections: Towaco, Pine Brook and Montville. There are approximately 20,000 residents. Montville is an active, vibrant community providing services, activities and volunteer opportunities in everything from sports and 4th of July celebrations to youth and senior groups.

Township Committee

The Township of Montville is headed by 5 elected officials who constitute the Township Committee (also referred to as the "governing body") which establishes laws and policies for the Township. The Mayor is a member of the Township Committee and is elected annually by the Committee.

Township Administrator

The Township Administrator serves as the chief administrative and executive officer for the organization and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all municipal departments. There are approximately 100 permanent full-time employees. Additionally, there are dozens of volunteers who serve on various boards, committees and commissions.

Organizations That Server Montville

Separate and autonomous public entities, which serve township residents and businesses, include the Montville Board of Education (Montville Public Schools) and the Montville Free Public Library. The Township is also fortunate to be served by the Montville Township First Aid Squad and the Montville, Pine Brook and Towaco Fire Departments. All of these emergency response organizations are manned entirely by volunteers.