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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.

COVID19 - For details and updates regarding the COVID 19 Pandemic click here

BOARD MEETINGS

  • Planning Board - The next meeting of the Planning Board is Monday, March 1 at 7:00 pm and will be held virtually. The agenda is attached. To attend this meeting use: This link or dial in at (609) 436-9394.
  • Town Council - The next meeting of the Town Council is Tuesday, March 2 at 6:30pm and will be held virtually and in person.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • CO Poisoning Alert - Warning: Bringing a gas generator indoors can cause death from exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) gas. The State’s Poison Control Center is warning residents this morning after the latest New Jersey incident involving one death and another hospitalized for CO poisoning. (New Jersey, NJ) – CO is a poisonous gas that gives no warning since you can’t see it, smell it, hear it, or taste it. This gas is impossible to detect if you do not have working carbon monoxide detectors inside your living space. Check your CO detectors to make sure the batteries and the unit are working. If you suspect CO poisoning, handle it as a medical emergency. For more detaIL See the attached.
  • February 8 Vaccination Update - Due to the current vaccine shortage, the clinics conducted by the Lawrence Township Health Department and other municipal health departments in Mercer County, will be placed on a temporary hold effective February 13, 2021. The State has informed the Township that during the current vaccine shortage, they will no longer supply vaccines to municipally-run clinics. For more details see the attached
  • County Message Regarding Vaccinations: Mercer County’s vaccination site at CURE Insurance Arena, which is being managed by Capital Health, is using the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS). That system now allows us to prioritize Mercer County residents for appointments, which previously was not the case. To get a vaccination at the arena, you must register through NJVSS at https://covidvaccine.nj.gov. You will be notified when it’s time for you to schedule an appointment. If you need help with the vaccine scheduling system, please contact the New Jersey COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 855-568-0545.
  • Snow Removal Ordinance - The owner, occupant or tenant of any premises abutting or bordering upon the sidewalk or corner of any street in the township shall remove all snow and ice from such sidewalks and through such corner to the width of not less than twenty-four inches, or in the case of ice, which may be so frozen as to make removal impracticable, shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashs, within twenty-four hours after the same shall cease to fall or be formed thereon. Lawrence Township Police will beginning issuing summonses on Thursday morning, February 4th. Click here for more information.
  • NJDOH Vaccine Information - Go to the County website for information from the state Department of Health (NJDOH) providing guidance regarding second vaccine doses. You can use these links for "Quick Facts" about the vaccination in English and Spanish. The following links will provide details regarding the second dose in English and Spanish.
  • Normal Bulk Pick-Up Schedule to Resume - Bulk pick-up for Lawrence residents will transition back to normal bulk collection beginning February 1, 2021. Residents will have bulk items collected on the same day as their trash collection. A limit of three bulk pickup items remain in effect. Click here to see flyer. Please feel free to contact the Public Works Department at (609) 587-1894 if you have additional questions. 

  • Message From Police Chief - The New Jersey State Police would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of the State of New Jersey for their continued feedback and patience as all law enforcement agencies throughout the State contend with the timely completion of all firearm-related applications. Over the last year, the State of New Jersey has realized an approximate 284% increase in firearms applications compared to the annual average over the last ten years. This unprecedented surge in applications may be attributed to the continued public health emergency, civil unrest, and political uncertainty throughout the country. Regardless, the New Jersey State Police, as well as Municipal Law Enforcement agencies throughout the state, continue to work diligently to process every application in a timely manner. In pursuit of this objective, the Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS), now enables Handgun Purchase Permits to be issued electronically upon application approval.
  • NJ VACCINE CALL CENTER - The State has set up a hotline to register for the vaccine. 855-568-0545 - Operators are available to assist individuals register for the COVID vaccine.
  • COVID VACCINATION UPDATES - New Jersey is currently in the process of rolling out COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach to all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the State, based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control. Within six months, New Jersey aims to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population. For more information on how the COVID-19 vaccination timelines and priority groups, how the vaccine works, where and how to get vaccinated, and to preregister use this link:
  • COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION - View this slideshow for information about the COVID 19 Vaccination.
  • Virtual Public Information Center - NJDOT is sponsoring a website presentation regarding theWhitehead Road Bridge over the D&R Canal project. This presentation will run from January 11 through January 29, 2021. Please click here for full details.
  • DOG LICENSE RENEWAL MONTH - January is dog license renewal month. All dogs seven months and older must be licensed. For your convenience, click here for an application for licensing your dog. Please use this link for important information. If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Clerk's Office at 609-844-7000.
  • 2021 Township Calendar is available for pickup and the North entrance of the municipal buildign. You can also download and print the calendar using this link.

  • Volunteer Board Applications-The Township Council is seeking volunteers to fill positions on committees and boards. Positions are available for: Affordable Housing, Construction Board of Appeals, Environmental and Green Advisory, Growth and Redevelopment, Health Advisory, Historic Preservation, Human Relations, Municipal Alliance, Planning Board, Public Safety, Recreation, Senior Executive, Shade Tree, Trails Open Space and Stewardship and Zoning. Use this form to apply.
  • 2020 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards -

    Climate Change & Clean Air - Lawrence Township earned this sustainability award for its work toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions from municipal operations and serving as a role model for its community. In 2019, construction began on solar carports for the township’s municipal building and police facility, as well as roof-mounted panels at public works. The project was completed in 2020, and the township expects the solar power generated will provide 85 percent of the electricity needs for these buildings. Lawrence Township also installed electric vehicle charging stations for both public and fleet use and replaced two municipal cars with electric vehicles. Click here to see full Press Release.

  • Vital Statistics - Marriage License/Civil Union Licenses - Click here for license application, NJ State website. You must contact the Registrar at 609-844-7093 for complete instructions.
  • Route 206 Road Work - NJDOT will be performing construction to remediate defects in the drainage network discovered in various location along Route 206 from Darrah Lane to Farrand Road. Work should begin on November 16 and will require 13 weeks of work - weather permitting.
  • Message from New Jersey DOT and DEP - Deer mating season is approaching and the state is reminding all motoristist to drive with extra caution and watch out for deer. Click here for the Press Release.
  • US Census Bureau is hiring Field Representatives - Become a Census Bureau Field Representative, click here for the details.
  • Senior Connect - Click here to see the most recent verson of the Senior Connect.
  • PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS - To maintain our municipal operations through this public health crisis and minimize health risk to our employees, when paying your property taxes please do so by check, money order, or our on-line payment option. Should a cash payment be your only option please note the following; beginning Wednesday, April 29, cash payments will only be accepted Mondays (9am – 12pm), Wednesdays (1pm – 4pm) and Fridays (1pm – 4pm), a copy of your tax bill must be presented with payment. Payment will be accepted at the North Entrance to the Municipal Building.

    Click here to make an online payment.

    To obtain a copy of your tax bill click here.

    Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Kevin P. Nerwinski, Esq. – Municipal Manager.

  • Lawrence Township Acquires Property Along Colonial Lake from Sheft Associates, Inc. Click here to see recent Press Release.
  • Denow Road - Please be advised on or about September 29, 2020 (weather permitting) between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, concrete curbs, sidewalks, driveway aprons and related improvements will be begin along Denow Road between Federal City Road and Lawrenceville-Pennington Road.  This work will continue for approximately 30 days.  The roadway will remain open to traffic at all times.  Upon completion of this work the roadway will be milled and re-paved.
  • Trenton Water Works - To see the TWW 2020 Water Quality Report please click here.
  • Trenton Water Works Civil Action - Please click here to see press release from the Mayor and Township Council regarding the NJ Attorney General's civil action against Trenton Water Works and the City of Trenton.

  • Please see Press Release from Lawrence Township Mayor and Council.
  • The Clergy of Lawrence Township issued this statement in response to the death of George Floyd and subsequent violent protests. This link is to the interview with Chief of Police Calaoiro.
  • MUNICIPAL OFFICES CONTINUE TO BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. A secured drop box has been located at the North Entrance to the Main Municipal Building that should be used to drop off or deliver any item. Please make sure it is properly addressed to the person or department to ensure proper delivery. We encourage anyone doing business with the municipality to call or email to discuss alternative ways to handle your issue. We suggest using email. We will get back to you.
  • Monitor the Solar Productivity at Municipal Facilities-

    With the recent installation of solar panels at several Municpal Facilities you can now use the following links to view the solar productivity at the Township Municipal, Police and Public Works buildings.

  • TRENTON WATER WORKS ONLINE- Trenton Water Works has introduced and oline system for customers to manage their accounts. More details are attached.
  • “Register Ready” New Jersey’s statewide Disability and Access and Functional Need (DAFN) registry. This free, secure, voluntary database allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs, and their families, friends, caregivers and associates, an opportunity to provide  information to emergency response agencies so responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency. For more details including how to register, see the attached.
  • Public Works Department Announcement - The Department of Public Works main office will be closed to the public until further notice.  Residents may still bring electronics and tires every Wednesday between 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Please feel free to contact the Public Works Department at (609) 587-1894 for assistance.  Residents may email inquiries to gwhitehead@lawrencetwp.com or jbrokofsky@lawrencetwp.com. Landscaper Registrations and mulch orders, please email jbrokofsky@lawrencetwp.com for assistance.  Residents and Landscapers may also call our office for assistance. 
  • TWW Announcement - Trenton Water Works is temporariy suspending some of their services as outlined in the attached release and flyer. (added 3/16/2020)
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR RECYCLING - Please go to the Public Works home page to see information regarding new recycling requiements.
  • Trenton Water Works - For those residents who could not attend the recent presentation by Trenton Water Works, they have provided us with a copy of the Power Point presentation.
  • State and Federal Officials - The attached contains the contact information for your State and Federal elected officials.
  • TWW Announcement: TWW will begin a phased rollout of its corrosion-control project on Tuesday, December 3. The project will introduce zinc orthophosphate into a portion of our 683-mile, water-distribution system to prevent lead from leaching into the drinking water from the older service lines and household plumbing fixtures in TWW's service area. We started laying the groundwork for corrosion control in February 2018. Corroded water-service lines are often a source of lead contamination in drinking water. Attached contains more details about the program and Orthophosphate.
  • Homeless Hotline: Beginning January 1st, the State of New Jersey will have a homeless hotline. Click here for details.
  • MCIA Recycling Guidelines: Think Beyond the Bucket! You can recycle so much more than just paper and plastic. Please take some time to go to the Mercer County website for recycling information and to see their new "Beyond the Bucket" resource guide.
  • 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.
  • 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 July 31, 2021. 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.
  • 2020 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.
  • 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
    • Carbon Monoxide - Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous gas and is dangerous and can have deadly effects. Please click here to read NJ Poison Information News 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.

WHAT'S NEW ONLINE

  • Municipal Manager's Blog
    Follow Kevin Nerwinski on his Social Media Posts to Community Pages on Coronavirus.

  • Monitor Solar Productivity
    Use the following links to view the solar productivity at the Lawrence Township Municipal, Police and Public Works buildings.

  • 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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