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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.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Voluntary Eco Waste Collection

    Lawrence Township will be offering voluntary Food Waste Recycling in the near future.  In order to kick start the program, the vendor must have three hundred participants to initiate the collection program. For more details regarding this program click on the attached link. To sign up interested residents should contact the Public Works Department at (609) 587-1894 or by email at jbrokofsky@lawrencetwp.com to be placed on a list for further instructions.

  • Municipal Offices Closed - Friday April 18

    Lawrence Township Municipal Offices will be closed on Friday April 18th in observance of Good Friday. There will be regular trash collection scheduled for residents with Friday collection.

  • Please see important information from the Lawrence Township Public Safety Advisory Committee in conjunction with the Police Department regarding Smoke Alarms.

  • Zone 1 and Zone 2 Yard Waste Collection Extended

    Due to the significant amount of brush in Zone 1 and Zone 2, collection will continue in these zones into the week of April 21, 2014.

  • Once the collection truck has collected your street, they will not return to your street until next month's collection.
  • Compost Site Now Open for Saturday Hours

    Compost and double ground wood chips are available free of charge to all Lawrence Township residents and are available at the Township Ecological Facility, located at 3701 Princeton Pike, just south of Fackler Road. The compost site is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. and beginning April 5 will be open on Saturdays from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.

  • Lawrence Township Home Improvement Program Interest-free forgivable loans are available to income eligible households for eligible home improvements. Call Affordable Housing Administrators at 732.892.4292 to apply. See flyer for additional information.
  • Lawrence Township is participating in the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. Free bare root tree seedlings are available at the Planning Office in the Municipal Building from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. While supplies last, the seedlings include Flowering Dogwood, Northern Red Oak, Swamp White Oak, Pin Oak, and Black Gum. The seedlings will also be available at two Arbor Day programs. See attached press release for details.

  • Lawrence Township is participating in the 8th Annual Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association Stream Cleanup on Saturday, April 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Colonial Lake Park. See flyer for additional information. In addition, at this event, Lawrence Township is participating in the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. Free tree seedlings are being provided through the State Foresty Service. See attached for more details.
  • Please be advised that Ewing Township has established a phone line for citizens/businesses who may want to provide assistance to those affected by the tragedy that occurred on March 4 in Ewing. The number to call is (609) 538-7587.
  • Child Safety: To keep your children safe, you must have rules for your children to follow and discuss safety measures with them. Please read this safety information.

  • Lawrence Township Revaluation: All revaluation notification letters were mailed in early January 2014. If you have any questions, please contact the Township Tax Assessor's office at (609-844-7040).
  • 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. The drop box is located in the Police Building lobby, 2211 Lawrence Road. For more details see the attached flyer.
  • Nelson Tree Service is continuing line clearance tree maintenance for PSE & G throughout the Township. This work is necessary to ensure safe and reliable electrical service. For additional information, please contact Charles Kitts, Nelson Tree Service at (973) 445-0429.
  • Beginning on or about September 30, 2013, New Jersey American Water will begin construction on a water main project. Please see attached for more details.
  • Please see attached notice regarding fire hydrant flushing by Trenton Water Works.
  • LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP 2012 REPORT OF AUDIT: The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012 has been submitted and accepted by the Lawrence Township Council. The 2012 CAFR contained no negative findings or recommendations on the fiscal activity of the Lawrence Township municipal government. See full the report Financial Audit for 2012.
  • The New Jersey Housing Mortgage Finance Agency has announced the "New Jersey HomeKeeper Program" funded through a grant from United States Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund. The program offers financial help to homeowners who are in danger of losing their home as a direct result of unemployment or underemployment. It provides assistance in the form of a second mortgage loan whereby the proceeds may be used to cover arrearages and/or an approved amount of the homeowner's monthly mortgage payment, including property taxes, property insurance, and mortgage insurance. Program details are available online at www.njhomekeeper.gov or the toll-free HomeKeeper call center at (855)-NJ-KEEP-1.
  • The NJ HOPE (Home Ownership Preservation Effort) website provides information about resources that are available for homeowners who are delinquent in their mortgage payments, need counseling or have questions: www.state.nj.us/dobi/njhope
  • Effective January 1, 2011, The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is banning the disposal of all "covered electronic devices". Covered electronic devices include televisions, computers, monitors, and portable/laptop computers. Please do not place any of these items in your blue cart for disposal. These items MUST be recycled! You can visit www.state.nj.us/dep and click on "recycling & planning" for additional recources. Please see Public Work's new drop-off information. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the Public Works Department at 609-587-1894 for assistance.
  • 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.  The program is a free, voluntary, web-based program intended to help people with special needs get to safety at the time 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.

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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 implemented a high speed notification program with the capability of delivering recorded warnings to the entire community, via telephone, email, text or pager.

The system can contact up to four telephone numbers until reaching the designated party. Emergency messages are able to reach TTY (teletypewriter) phones used by those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of Lawrence Township. If you would like to receive emergency notifications please register.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE INVENTORY

  • 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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