Municipal Clerk

Shari Rose, Municipal Clerk

Carmen Sevilla, Deputy Clerk


For inquiries regarding parking, please email


Yearly Parking Permit Applications can be sent through the mail or dropped off at the Clerk’s office.  They can also be placed in our dropbox outside Town Hall. 

Daily Parking Permit Requests can also be processed through the mail, in person or via the dropbox. 

Please be sure to enclose the following:

Photocopy of Driver’s License (reflecting your Manalapan address)
$5.00 (check or cash)
Self-addressed stamped envelope


Any applications for licensing (Peddlers, Limousine, Precious Gems & Metals) can now be accessed on our Township Website under the “Residents” tab on the front page. Just look for “Applications” under the drop down menu.

Listed also in the same spot is the link for Legalized Games of Chance, to access the application for Bingos and Raffles.  Please note:  we require four (4) originals of this application and there is a 90 day turnover time for same so be mindful of event date prior to submission. 

All application submissions are by appointment only.


You can contact our office via:  Phone: 732-446-8314





The Office of the Municipal Clerk is the custodian of the official records of the Township. This position is one of four that is statutory for local government. The responsibilities of the office of the Municipal Clerk vary throughout the State of NJ because in many municipalities the duties depend upon the number of employees/departments or the type or form of government within the municipality. Some of the primary responsibilities of the position that do not vary from municipality to municipality are:

Secretary to the Municipal Corporation

  • Secretary to the Governing Body
  • Chief Administrative Officer of Elections within the Municipality
  • Chief Registrar of Voters within the Municipality
  • Administrative Officer (licenses, searches, public information)
  • Records Management Coordinator and Manager

In Manalapan Township the Municipal Clerk’s Office is responsible for the following:

Contracts, Developer’s Agreements, Lawsuits, Ordinances, Resolutions, Minutes, Licensing of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses, Auctions and Auctioneering, Landlord Registration, Financial Disclosure Act, Administration of Commuter Parking, Calendar of Meeting Dates, Elections, Games of Chance, Junkyard, Massage Parlors, Peddling, Precious Gems & Metals, Taxicabs, Towing, Parade Permits, Public Entertainment Permit

A partial listing of documents or services that are frequently requested by the public include:

  • no knock list
  • Master Plan
  • Land Use Regulation Book
  • Maps (Road, Development, Zoning)
  • Code Book
  • Reprints of Ordinances
  • New Residential Construction Disclosure Documents
  • Notary Public Service(Per annum)
  • Fees

(Per annum unless otherwise stated – Updated through October 8, 2015)

Chapter 55 Alcoholic Beverage License
Plenary Retail Consumption 2,500.00
Plenary Retail Distribution 2,500.00
Club 188.00
Chapter 68 Auctions and Auctioneering
Auctioneer’s License 25.00
Auction Permit Per Day (maximum $100.00 per annum to be paid by any one applicant for any one location) 10.00
Chapter 84 Commuter Parking
Article I.  Commuter Parking Areas (Pay-Per-Year)     

Annual Permits Available to Manalapan Township Residents Only

(Pro-rated for permits issued throughout the year)

Parking by Permit only, Monday through Friday


Residents of the Township of Manalapan and qualified residents of the Township of Marlboro shall be provided permits as hereinafter set forth, but no permits shall be issued to any parking facility that has been determined by the Township to be filled to capacity. The issuance of a permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space in the municipal parking facility.

In order to obtain a commuter parking permit in Manalapan a valid New Jersey drivers license reflecting your Manalapan/Marlboro address is required as proof of residency.

Annual Commuter Parking Lots that require an annual permit include:

Franklin Lane Lot                   This is a LARGE lot that runs parallel with Route 9N and is                                                         in the vicinity of Gordons Corner Road and Route 9                                                                     Intersection located on Franklin Lane behind (Bagel World)

Reciprocal Agreement with Marlboro Township allows 100 commuter parking spaces for Marlboro Residents.

Should a resident of Manalapan desire to obtain a permit in the Marlboro Township lot located on Union Hill Road, please call the Marlboro Municipal Clerk at (732) 536-0200 to have your name put on a waiting list.

Symmes Drive Lot                       Symmes Drive intersects with Route 9S and Ryan Road across from the Epicentre Shopping Mall

Towne Pointe Lot                         This lot is located at the Towne Pointe Shopping Center and is accessible from Tennent Road or Route 9S

Craig Road Lot                              This is the REAR blue striped lot located behind the Bed Bath and Beyond Building at the Vornado Shopping Center (Best Buy) (Route 9 and Craig Road)

Monmouth Heights Lot               Entrance is on Ryan Road intersecting with Route 9S and Symmes Drive)


Article II.  Commuter Parking Areas (Pay-Per-Day)

Daily (Pay-Per-Day) Commuter Parking Lots (Manalapan Residents Only) that require a Permit:

Franklin Lane (Large Lot)            located in the REAR of this lot in the numbered spots 101 to 175

Symmes Drive Lot                        located near the entrance of this lot in the numbered spots 201 to                260

Available on a first come first served basis

Daily Parking Permit Hangtag is required to park in a designated area at these two lots.

A valid New Jersey driver’s license reflecting your Manalapan address is required; or a municipal tax bill for residential property in the Township of Manalapan shall be acceptable proof of residency.

Fees:                      Daily Hangtag:         $5.00 for approximately 2 years; expiring October 1st

Daily Parking:          $2.50 all day (any 24 hr. period)

Paid via the Target Park Mobile App



Article III.  Franklin Lane – New Jersey Transit Daily Park-and-Ride 

Daily Park-and-Ride Commuter Parking Lot


Franklin Lane Park & Ride (SMALL lot)                  located directly next to the Pantry One Convenience Store on Route 9N with numbered spots 1 to 100; and is accessible from Franklin Lane only


The fee for this lot is $2.50 per day (all day for any 24 hour period)

NO permit/hangtag is required to use this lot


Additional Commuter Parking

Vornado Shopping Center (Best Buy) (Route 9S and Craig Road)

This is the FRONT blue striped lot located near the Wells Fargo Bank running along the perimeter of Route 9S.

This is on a first come-first served basis and no fee is charged.


Chapter 102 Fees – Public Documents and Services
Assessment Searches (each assessment) 10.00
Continuation (each calendar year) 2.00
Copies (per page)
1-10 .75
11-20 .50
21 and over .25
Over 100 pages, at the discretion of the Clerk, copies can be made from an outside source at $15.00 a day
Master Plan with Re-examination Report; Housing Plan Element & Fair Share Plan; Land Use Element 102.00
Land Use Regulations Book *Future Supplements available at cost of printing plus 2.00 handling fee 32.30
Digitized Maps(Each) (Road, Development, or Zoning) 5.00
Return Check Fee (per State Statute) 20.00
Duplication of recording tapes, per tape 10.00

Certified copies one (1) sheet

Multiple sheets shall be $5.00 plus the per page fee

Chapter 117 Games of Chance
Bingo to Manalapan Township 20.00
to Legalized Games of Chance 20.00
On Premise Draw (Merchandise or 50/50)     to be determined charge $20.00
each occasion to Manalapan Township 20.00
to Legalized Games of Chance 20.00
Non-Draw (Carnival Wheels & Games)
each occasion to Manalapan Township 20.00
each wheel or game conducted on any day or series of six consecutive days in one week to Legalized Games of chance 20.00
Off Premise Draw (50/50)
each occasion to Manalapan Township) 20.00
per $1,000.00 or part thereof of the retail value of the awarded prize(s) to Legalized games of Chance 20.00
Off Premise Draw (Merchandise):
to Manalapan Township 20.00

to Legalized Games of Chance

To continue above schedule, add a $20.00 fee for the Township and a $20.00 fee for the State for each additional $1,000.00 Retail Value.

Armchair Race per licensed day of operation 50.00
Casino Night for each day of operation (Texas Hold’Em Tournaments) 100.00
Golf Hole-in-One Contest – for each $1,000 or part thereof of the retail value of the ancillary prizes offered 20.00

Any other game of chance authorized by the Bingo, Raffle, or Games of Chance Licensing Law may also be operated in conjunction with Armchair Race or a Casino Night.

Applications and more details can be found by visiting  or by calling 973-273-8000.

Chapter 132 Junkyards
Junkyard License (each calendar year) 50.00
Chapter 169 Peddling
Peddler 50.00
Chapter 173 Precious Gems and Metals
License initial application 100.00
Renewal valid for one year from issuance 25.00
Chapter 195 Soil Removal

Soil Removal Permit application fee to Manalapan Township

*Additional fees are determined by the Township Engineer

Chapter 211 Taxicabs
Taxi Cab License per vehicle 25.00
Limousine and Livery Certification per vehicle 25.00
New Residential Construction Off-Site Conditions Disclosure Act
Informational Package with Partial List (varies) Cost of reproduction for each page See copy fee
Landlord Registration
Required for Rental of Property NO FEE
Code Book (photocopy) See “Chapter 102-Fees” for copy schedule Per Page
Reprints of Municipal Ordinances Current Amendment NO CHARGE IF PICKED UP See copy fee

Voter Registration/Change of Address, etc (Mailed to residents of Manalapan)

Also available at the County Board of Elections, 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, NJ (732) 431-7800


No Fee

Water Supply Application

(Established by Resolution of Twp Committee)



Office of the Municipal Clerk
Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Phone: (732) 446-8314