The Borough of Tinton Falls, since July 1, 1985, has operated under the Mayor - Council form of government pursuant to the Faulkner Act, Chapter 69A of title 40 of the New Jersey Statutes. The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the Borough and is elected for a four year term.
The Borough Council is the legislative body. There are five members elected at large for staggered four year terms.
Tinton Falls is within New Jersey's 11th legislative district.