Brick Township operates under the Mayor-Council Plan of the Optional Municipal Charter Law (N.J.S.A. 40:69A-1 et seq). Under this form of government, the Mayor serves as the chief executive officer of the Township; the Council serves as the legislative and quasi-judicial body of the Township. You can read the Optional Municipal Charter Law [link here].
Brick Township has a directly elected Mayor whose term is four (4) years. The Township Council consists of seven (7) at-large members. Terms are four (4) years with bi-annual elections for three (3) and four (4) seats contested in alternating elections.
The municipal government of Brick Township is comprised of two offices and six departments. Departments are further divided into divisions, bureaus, boards and offices that work together to accomplish the mission and fulfill the duties of each respective department.