Town of Newton municipal offices are located at 39 Trinity Street, Newton NJ 07860; phone: 973-383-3521.
Newton was formed in 1864. It is governed by a 5 member town council. Council selects a mayor and deputy mayor from among its members. The Newton Public School District (approximately 1,700 students grades K-12) is charged with the education of the Town's public school students.
The Newton Town Plot Historic District, (Church Street, Park Place and Spring Street from Main Street to High Street) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.