General Information
Phone Numbers
Fax: 609.844.0282
Emergencies: Dial 911
2207 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrence Township,

Office Hours M- F
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fire Marshal

Meet The  Fire Marshal

The Township of Lawrence, Office of the Fire Marshal was established in 1987.

The primary responsibility of the Fire Marshal's Office is the enforcement of the 

New Jersey Uniform Fire Code and other local fire safety regulations.

Edward Tencza, Fire Official

Scope Of This Office Include These Major Activities:

Annual Inspections of Life Hazard Uses

Knox Box Compliance

Fire Safety Permit Insurance and Inspections

Annual Fire Registrations for Commercial Buildings
Annual Inspections of Non-Life Hazard Uses
(except owner-occupied one/two-family dwellings)
Oversees the Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Detector/fire ExtinguisherCompliance for the resale 
of the residential properties performed the township housing inspector.
Fire Lane Enforcement Fire Safety Complaints
Alarm System Registrations Fire Investigations to determine origin and cause.


All fires occurring within the Township of Lawrence resulting in damage to property, death, serious injury or is considered suspicious in nature, is investigated by the Lawrence Township Fire Marshal's Office, interacting with the local Police Department and the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office and other investigating agencies to ensure a thorough investigation.

Fire Marshal Applications/Forms

 Annual Fire Registration

Application for Fire Safety Permit

Alarm System Highlights Guidelines  

Alarm System Registration

Application for Fire Safety Permit

(These forms can be filled out in your browser, then printed)

NJ State and Guidelines

NJ State Fire Services Guidelines

NJ Department of Community Affairs Division of Fire Safety

The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Division of Fire Safety website provides additional information. Here you can view the New Jersey Uniform Fire code and International Fire Code, New Jersey edition which are enforced by the Lawrence Township Fire Marshal's Office. Under the Publications tab there are many printable brochures available regarding fire prevention in the home.

NJ Uniform Fire Code