Special Charter (New Jersey)
|New Jersey Municipal Government|
|1923 Municipal Manager|
|Faulkner Act Forms|
|Changing Form of Municipal Government|
|Charter Study Commission|
A Special Charter allows a New Jersey municipality to operate under a charter that differs from those of the traditional forms of government or the many options available under the Faulkner Act. Under the terms of the New Jersey State Constitution of 1947 and the Faulkner Act of 1950, a municipality may obtain a special charter form from the New Jersey Legislature, providing a unique form of governmental organization for that community.