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We in Lawrence Township take great pride in our community - even online. We hope this site serves you well. Please let us know if we can do more.

We are a Sustainable Jersey™ Certified Community. See details.



  • FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - Lawrence Township is now on Twitter. Use @LawTwpNJ to receive regular updates on community news and events.
  • Community Day - Lawrence Township's 2017 Community Day is Sunday, October 1. See flyer for more details. If you are interest in being part of this fun, fall event, please complete the Vendor Participation Form and submit this form to our office by September 22.
  • Community Day Yoga- Lawrence Township Health Department is sponsoring Yoga In The Park on Community Day at Village Park. Please see flyer for more information.
  • Recyclebration - The Department of Public Works is having a recycling event on October 17, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Public Works Facility on Bakers Basin Road. See flyer for more information.
  • Sewer Bills Due - The most recent sewer bills were mailed on September 18 and will be due by 4:30 p.m. on October 25, 2017 with no further grace period.
  • Cat License Renewal Month - September is cat license renewal month. All cats 7 months and older must be licensed by the end of September 2017. For your convenience click here for the cat application for licensing your cat. If you have questions or need additional information about cat licenses, please call the clerk's office at 609-844-7000.
  • Fall Rabies Clinic - The Lawrence Township Health Department is holding a free rabies clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the National Guard Armory on Eggert Crossing Road. If you have questions or need additional information about the clinic, please call the Animal Control Officer at 609-844-7092.
  • 2017 Flu Clinic - The Lawrence Township Health Department is having three flu clinics this fall. October 23, October 27 and November 6, 2017. Please see flyer for all the details.
  • 19th ANNUAL LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARDS - The Lawrence Township Growth & Redevelopment Committee, in conjunction with the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, will be honoring the winners of the 19th Annual Economic Development Awards. Please click here for the press release. The Awards Breakfast will take place on the morning of Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The location is the BRIO Tuscan Grille at the Quaker Bridge Mall, 3320 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648. Please go to to register.
  • Tips to Reduce Conflicts and Encounters with Bears: Even though overall bear sightings and encounters are declining again this year, New Jersey residents, particularly those living in "bear country'' in northwest New Jersey, are advised to take a few simple precautions to reduce the risk of potential encounters. For more details see the attached flyer. Additional information can be found on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and also a podcast they have provided.
  • Mosquito Control Efforts - The Department of Environmental Protection is working closely with New Jersey's county mosquito control agencies to step up public education efforts to reduce mosquito-breeding habitats and combat illnesses such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and the non-native Zika virus. Click here for Press Release.
  • Reduced 2017 Cost for Curbside Organic Collection Program!

    The 2017 cost to participate in this program has been reduced for all participants in the Curbside Organic Collection Program. For details and information on how to sign up, please click here. .

  • Blackwell Road - Mercer County continues the bridge repairs on Blackwell Road between Cold Soil Road and Federal City Road. The road will be closed 24/7 for approximately three months. Please following the posted detours.
  • NJDOT Route 206 Closure - Route 206 continues to be closed in both directions in order to complete the bridge project.   Please see important details from NJDOT regarding this closure.
  • Lawrence Township has received Silver status as a Sustainable Jersey Certified Community. See attached notice.
  • Lawrence Township and the Lawrence Historical Society have chosen to participate in the National Park Service's Passport to your National Parks(R) program. Record your visit to Lawrence Township with special passport cancellation stamps. See attached for additional information.
  • Emerald Ash Borer Killing Ash Trees - Emerald Ash Borer has been responsible for the destruction of tens of millions of Ash trees since 2002 when it was first found in North America. It has recently been confirmed that it is now in Mercer County. It is expected that nearly 100% of untreated Ash trees in our municipality will be killed by the insect. If you wish to learn about Emerald Ash Borer, the threat to Ash trees, and what to do about it, information is available at
  • Public Health Updates
    • Project Medicine Drop-off - In partnership with local law enforcement agencies, the Division of Consumer Affairs has made it as easy as possible for you to safely and securely dispose of your unused medications. For more details see the attached flyer. To date we have collected over one ton of medication. See recent press release and detailed totals.
    • Child Passenger Safety - Please contact Lawrence Township Fire Marshal's Office at 609-844-7018 to set up an appointment or for additional information regarding this program.
  • Volunteer for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • CERT educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. For more details about becoming a CERT member please contact Jack Oakley, Director of Emergency Management or CERT Team Leader Arlene Bonville.
  • Are You Register Ready?  The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness have created “Register Ready” a registry program which assists people with special needs in the event of an emergency. 


    Individuals with special needs or their caregivers can register electronically at  You can also register by calling New Jersey’s toll- free 2-1-1 telephone service. This service will register individuals, offer free translation and provide TYY services for the hearing impaired.

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Emergency Notification System

In an effort to provide more reliable communications with residents in the Township of Lawrence, the Department of Public Safety of the township has switched to Nixle a real-time notification program with the capability of delivering recorded warnings to the entire community, via telephone, email, and text.

See full Press Release.

All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of Lawrence Township Police Department, 609-896-1111. If you would like to receive emergency notifications please register below.

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  • Full report of a comprehensive inventory of Lawrence Township's natural resources, with high quality pictures is available now! (large PDF file)

Lawrence Road Service Center (Pit Stop)

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