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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.

Historic Preservation Virtual meeting - See the agenda and instructions for accessing the meeting on August 10 use this link. To see the Master Plan - Historic Preservation Plan Element, click here.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Charging Station - Please be advised the Township has set up a FREE charging station at the Lawrence Township Senior Center on Darrah Lane for those resident who have no power and need to charge their cell phones.
  • Special Storm Collection Notice - Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Isaias, brush collection requirements for zone pick-ups are being temporarily suspended. See attached details.
  • Cold Soil Road Work - Beginning Monday July 27, Cold Soil Road between Keefe Road and Van Kirk Road will be closed, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm for roadway safety improvements. This work is anticipated to be completed in approximately 2 weeks. Detours will be in place.
  • Road Work - On Monday, August 3, Darrah Lane between 206 and Barnett Road will be alternating traffic due to a gas line project. Workers will be on site between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for approximately three days. Please use caution in the area
  • Third Quarter Taxes Due - Estimated 3rd Quarter Tax Bills have been mailed and are due August 1, 2020. Payments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on August 10 or a late fee will be applied.
  • PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTSTo 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.

  • Ballot Drawing for 2020 General Election - Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Mercer County Clerk’s Office will again be holding a virtual ballot drawing in anticipation of the 2020 General Election. The drawing will be live streamed on Monday, August 10 at 3 p.m. on the Mercer County Clerk’s Facebook page. Mercer County Deputy Clerk Walker Worthy, Jr. will be conducting the drawing. For additional details see attached.
  • Lawrence Township Acquires Property Along Colonial Lake from Sheft Associates, Inc. Click here to see recent Press Release.
  • Denow Road -Please be advised that Denow Road (between Federal City Road and Lawrenceville-Pennington Road) will be closed for approximately three (3) months starting on July 7, 2020 between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm for sanitary sewer line installation by the Ewing Lawrence Sewer Authority.   A detour route will be posted.  The roadway will be open to school buses, emergency vehicles, garbage trucks and local residents at all times.
  • Kids Eat Free - Summer meals served free to children and teens 18 and under in communities across New Jersey. Click here for details.
  • Trenton Water Works - To see the TWW 2020 Water Quality Report please click here.
  • Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Their Impact  - The NJ Department of Environmental Protection has prepared Fact Sheets about what are HABs and the danger they present to you and your pets.

  • Mosquito Control  - The DEP urges residents to help control the mosquito population by eliminating standing water from their properties. Please go to the NJDEP website to see press release and further details.

  • Spotted Lanternfly Alert - The Spotted Lanternfly is creating big headaches in New Jersey. The bright red, polka-dotted large bugs that hop around are unmistakeable and eye-catching, but are a nuisance for homeowners and a threat to New Jersey farms and vineyards. This is an invasive species that originated from Asia and are a pest of agriculture or anything that is associated with humans, be it the landscaping trees in your backyard or the foods that we eat. For more details see the attached.
  • 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.

  • Arbor Day Foundation Names Lawrence Township Tree City USA  - Lawrence Township was named a 2019 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. See Press Release.
  • Message from the Police Chief - Please click here to see message from Chief Brian Caloiaro regarding the recent events in Minneapolis.

  • 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.
  • Senior Connect - The new Senior Connect is available. Please click here to view. It is also available at Town Hall at the North door entrance. You may also call the Senior Center at 609-844-7049 to make arrangements to have one delivered to you.
  • Be Counted! Respond to the Census - Have you completed your 2020 Census form? For Spanish use this link. It is important that everyone does their part and responds to the Census. It's safe and easy.
  • 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.
  • New Bulk Pick-Up Schedule -Bulk pick-up for Lawrence residents will ONLY be on Fridays during the pandemic. We are asking residents to place no more than three (3) bulky items out for Fridays pick-up. Click here to see flyer. Please feel free to contact the Public Works Department at (609) 587-1894 if you have additional questions. 

  • 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. 
  • MUNICIPAL OFFICES UPDATE- Police, Fire, EMT and other essential employees will be required to continue with their responsibilities. Public restrooms at parks will be locked. The Senior Center is closed.The Nutrition Program has been suspended. Visit the Township COVID-19 webpage for more information on all things relating to our response to this public health crisis. (updated 3/23/2020)
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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 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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In an effort to provide more reliable communications with residents in the Township of Lawrence, the Department of Public Safety of the township has switched to Nixle a real-time notification program with the capability of delivering recorded warnings to the entire community, via telephone, email, and text.

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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)

  • Click for information from NJ DEP

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