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  • Possible Rabies Earlier this week, the Lawrence Township Health Department was notified of a Raccoon in the area of Fackler Rd in Lawrence Township. The raccoon had contact with humans. The raccoon appeared to be ill and exhibiting possible signs of rabies. The raccoon was captured and submitted for testing to the New Jersey State Health Department Laboratory. Unfortunately due to the physical condition of the raccoon the State Laboratory was unable to test the raccoon for rabies. While there is no conclusive test that rabies has been identified in the area, it is still important to remind all residents of the requirement and public health importance in vaccinating and licensing cats and dogs. Please check your pet’s records to verify their rabies vaccination is current. For more details please use this link.
  • PSE & G Notice of Brush Mowing and Herbicide on Vander Veer Drive, Stonicker Drive and Dave Nevius Lane. See attached.
  • Tax bills were mailed on July 25. Third quarter taxes are due in the Tax Collector's office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3.
  • The Township held a public meeting on May 28th to discuss of the Johnson Trolley Line Missing Link Feasibility Study's draft findings. Please see presentation from the meeting.
  • Lawrence Eco-Curbside 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. For details on several meetings scheduled to provide additional information see the attached. To sign up interested residents should contact the Public Works Department at (609) 587-1894 or by email at to be placed on a list for further instructions.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP 2013 REPORT OF AUDIT: The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013 has been submitted and accepted by the Lawrence Township Council. The 2013 CAFR contained no negative findings or recommendations on the fiscal activity of the Lawrence Township municipal government. See full the report Financial Audit for 2013.
  • 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 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:
  • 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  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.

  • Concept Plan Business Route #1 from NJ DOT is available in two parts:
  • Help is available for paying your energy bill, winterizing or conserving energy. Click for more information.


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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.


  • 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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