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We in Lawrence Township take great pride in our community - even online. We hope this site serves you well. If you have any questions, concerns or would like to report an issue, please use this link to contact us.

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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Candidate Forum: The Lawrence League of Women Voters will hold a candidates' forum on Thursday October 17 at 7pm for individuals vying for seats on the Lawrence Township Council. See the attached for details
  • Trunk or Treat: The Lawrence Township Police Department will sponsor their annual Trunk or Treat on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm in the Lawrence High School Parking Lot. Please click here for more information.
  • Second Half Sewer Bills: Sewer bills were mailed on September 12 and are due by October 25, 2019, with no further grace period.
  • TWW - Connects Reverse 911 System: TWW - Connects is a Reverse 911 or "Robocall" system that Trenton Water Works will be using to nofiy residents about water related issues. See flyer for more details and how to register.
  • Operation Take Back: The Mercer County Sheriff's Office invites you to dispose of your unused, unwanted and expired medicines. Saturday, Ocober 26, 2019, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Mercer County Administration Building. Click here for more details.
  • Shredding Event: The Lawrence Township Public Works Department will be sponsoring a Shredding Event on November 9, 2019, between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. at our facility on Bakers Basin Road. See flyer for more details.
  • Accreditation for Police Department: The Lawrence Township Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of their program to achieve accreditation by verifying that they meet recognized professional best practices. The Press Release outlines all the details.
  • Veterans Day: On November 11, 2019, the Lawrence Township Patriotic Committee is honoring those who served our Country. Please join us at this ceremony to honor our Veterans. See flyer for details.
  • 2019 Leaf Collection: All residents should be aware of the leaf collection program that will begin on November 4, 2019. Please click here for further details.
  • 2019 Flu Clinics: The Health Department is holding three flu clinics this year. The first clinic is scheduled for October 17 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Municipal Building Lower Level Conference Room. Please click here for more information.
  • Solar Carports - Pardon our progress as the Township strives to reduce our carbon footprint and advance our goal to further green our town. Over the next three months, there will be on-going construction at the Municipal Complex to install solar carports. Roof mounted solar panel installation has already begun at the Department of Public Works. We will try to limit any disruption and inconvenience, but there may be times when certain sections of the parking areas are temporarily closed. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Upon completion, it is anticipated that 90% of our electrical needs at the Department of Public Works and the Municipal Complex will be generated by solar power.
  • Franklin Corner Road: Mercer County continues milling and resurfacing project on Franklin Corner Road between Route #1 and Princeton Pike. Please use caution in this area. Click here for full details.
  • Cat License Renewal Month: September was cat license renewal and if you have not yet done so, please stop in the Clerk's office to have your pet licensed. Cats over the age of 7 months old are required by law to be licensed. Proof of current rabies certification and proof of spaying or neutering (if applicable) must be presented when a license is purchased by mail or in person. The fee is $11.00 if spayed or neutered and $14.00 if not spayed or neutered. Click here for the application. Should you have any questions, please contact the Municipal Clerk at 844-7000 during business hour of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
  • Lanternfly Alert- The Spotted lanternfly, initially found in Berks County Pennsylvania in 2014, was discovered in New Jersey in July 2018 in Warren County.  Following this discovery, it was also found in Mercer and Hunterdon counties.  A Quarantine was initiated to slow the movement and control the further spread of this insect throughout the state. The Department and USDA field crews are out conducting surveys, assessing properties and conducting treatments against this invasive exotic insect in the quarantine zone. The USDA has issued the attached Pest Alert for Lanternfly. What to look for and how to report sightings of the LanternFly are shown here. You may go to the USDA website for more information.
  • Hurricane Season - Be ready before a storm strikes! This week marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season and we would like you to take this opportunity to prepare in advance for potential storms this summer and fall. Click here for more details.
  • Smoke Alarms Available: The Lawrence Township Fire Marshal’s Office through the NJ Division of Fire Safety has Kidde 10-year smoke alarms. These alarms were donated by Kidde through the WABC Operation 7 Save-A-Life Program for distribution to New Jersey residents. These smoke alarms are available for distribution to residents living below the poverty level in the community. If you are in need of a smoke alarm, please contact Lawrence Township Fire Marshal’s office 609-844-7018 or email etencza@lawrencetwp.com.
  • Route 206 Roadwork: NJDOT continues to work on the maintenance roadway repair project on 206. Please see use caution in the work zone. Notice to Residents.
  • Growth and Redevelopment Awards: Each year the Lawrence Township Growth and Redevelopment Committee conducts an awards program to recognize businesses, individuals and civic groups that have contributed to the economic vitality of Lawrence Township. The Mayor's Award will be presented to the Lawrence Hopewell Trail. Click here to see the Press Release for all the award winners.  The awards presentation program will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019, beginning at 8:00 am at the The Venue at Cobblestone, 2170 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrence Township, New Jersey 08648. If you are interested in attending the awards ceremony, tickets may be purchased through Facebook or using this link.
  • Aqua NJ Public Notice - Please click here to read notice to customers regarding PFA contaminants in the water.
  • Ecological Center News - No commercial landscape trucks can purchase mulch or compost on Saturdays. Residents can only dump brush or load their own mulch or compost. No monetary transactions can take place on Saturdays.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Yard Waste Collection- Please click here for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the new Yard Waste Collection rules.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW YARD WASTE COLLECTION RULES: Brush will be picked up according to the zone schedule. Please refer to the Zone Map. Brush should be placed at curbside no earlier than the weekend prior to scheduled week of pickup. Click here for details.
  • Ridesharing Safety Tips: With recurring instances of tragedies involving ridesharing, the Lawrence Township Police Department has compiled a list of recommended safety measures when utilizing these services.
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - Mercer County reminds residents that assistance is available for energy bills for those who qualify. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can provide financial assistance towards heating bills, medically necessary cooling and weatherization for low income families. Both homeowners and renters are eligible and should apply. LIHEAP will take applications until August 31, 2020. For more information and the application, go to the Mercer County website.
  • Important Information About Lead in Your Drinking Water. For residents who are serviced by Trenton Water Works, please see the attached notice for tips in reducing lead in your drinking water.
  • Senior Tax Freeze Program: The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence. To qualify, you must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through the application year (the current application year is 2018). More details are attached.
  • Lawrence Township Home Improvement Program: Lawrence Township is accepting applications for participation in its municipally sponsored home improvement program for low and moderate-income families. Your name can be added to the waiting list by calling Lawrence Township’s consultant, Affordable Housing Administrators at: (732) 892-4292. See the attached for more details.
  • Trenton Water Works Letter Attached is a public notice (English and Spanish) that is being mailed today to TWW’s 63,000 customers regarding the water utility’s failure to rectify the Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) issue within a year.
  • New Landscaper Registration Policy: A newly passed Ordinance, 2307-18 requires all landscaping contractors who perform work in Lawrence Township to complete a registration form. Please click here for additional details and form.
  • 2018 Property Tax Information for Income Tax purposes can be found by clicking the link to ONLINE TAX SEARCH.
  • Social Security Scam Alert! The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money. In one version of the scam, the caller says your Social Security number has been linked to a crime (often, he says it happened in Texas) involving drugs or sending money out of the country illegally. For more details see the attached.
  • Do Not Feed Black Bears: The NJ Department of Environmental Protection has announced the launch of a campaign in its efforts to help residents learn more about living with black bears and the risks of feeding them. Please click here for the Press Release.
  • DEP Offers Safety Tips as Bears Leave Their Dens in Search of Food: It is important for residents who live in "bear country" to be aware of steps they can take to reduce chances of bears coming onto their property. Please see Press Release. Additional information can be found on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website.
  • Curbside Organic Collection Program!

    For details and information on how to sign up, please click here.

  • Lawrence Township has received Silver status as a Sustainable Jersey Certified Community. See attached notice.
  • 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 emeraldashborer.nj.gov.
  • Public Health Updates
    • Summer Safety in NJ - Prevent a Trip to the Hospital! Summer days should be spent outdoors enjoying the sunshine and warm weather not inside the emergency department of the local hospital. Please click here to read NJ Poison Information New Release.
    • 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 - If you would like to request an appointment for an inspection of your child passenger safety seat please, complete this application and submit it to the Lawrence Township Fire Marshal's Office either by fax at 609-844-0282 or by email at kbarkalow@lawrencetwp.com. Once the application is received, you will be contacted by a Certified Passenger Safety Seat Technician to schedule an appointment. This inspection is by appointment only.
  • 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 www.registerready.nj.gov.  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.

  • Help is available for paying your energy bill, winterizing or conserving energy. Click for more information.

WHAT'S NEW ONLINE

  • Municipal Manager's Blog
    Follow Kevin Nerwinski on his new weekly blog to hear about topics important or of interest to our residents.

  • Online Tax Payment
    Pay your property taxes online. VIsa and Mastercard ONLY. (Should you have questions or problems, please call the Tax Collector at 609-844-7041)

  • Online Sewer Payment
    Pay your sewer bill online. Visa and MastercARD only. (Should you have questions or problems, please call the Tax Collector at 609-844-7041)

  • Online Tax Search
    Look up your tax payment history and what you currently owe.

  • Online Property Search
    Find property data such as Yard Waste and Garbage Collection zones for your residence.

  • Organic RecyclingCurbside Organic Recycling

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE INVENTORY

  • Full report of the new 2017 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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