Plainsboro Township is governed by a Township Committee form of local government. The governing body is composed of 5 members elected at large for staggered 3-year terms. Every January 1, the Township Committee re-organizes and selects a mayor and deputy mayor from among its membership.
The professional staff is headed by a Township Administrator appointed by the Township Committee. The Township organization provides municipal services in the following major areas, each area supervised by a department head: Administration, Township Clerk, Finance, Municipal Court, Public Safety, Public Works, and Planning/Zoning, and Code Enforcement.
Many of the Township’s operations, such as the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and other advisory committees, are conducted by volunteers with support from the professional staff. Our autonomous fire district and volunteer rescue squad organizations provide volunteer fire fighting and emergency-medical services.