Local Government

Morristown Town Hall
Morristown Town Hall

The Town of Morristown has a strong Mayor – Council form of government.  The Mayor and the seven Council members (four from wards, and three at-large) are elected via partisan elections to four-year terms.  The Council is responsible for making and setting policy for the Town; it is the legislative arm of the government.  The functioning of the Town Council exists under the Faulkner Act.  With the advice and consent of the Council, the Mayor appoints a Business Administrator and department directors to run the municipal operation. 

The Town offers a full range of municipal services – police, fire (combination career and volunteer), health, recreation, inspections, roads, garbage & recycling collection and sanitary sewer.  Separate advisory boards are appointed (sometimes in conjunction with other municipalities) to run the library, a water authority, a parking authority and a housing authority.       

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