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  • Municipal Offices will be closed on December 24 and December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.
  • Municipal Offices will be closed on January 1, 2019 in observance of the new year.
  • There will be no trash collection on December 25. The make up trash day is Saturday, December 22.
  • There will be no trash collection on January 1. The make up trash day is Saturday, December 29.
  • Beginning Friday, December 14, the intersection of Bergen Street and Gordon Avenue will be a Four-Way Stop. Please use extra caution in the area as motorists get accustomed to the new traffic pattern.
  • Dog License Renewal - January is dog license renewal month. All dogs seven months and older must be licensed. Click here for license application. If you have any questions or need additional information about licensing, please call the Clerk's Office at 609-844-7000.
  • Free Rabies Clinic - Lawrence Township Health Department is holding a free rabies clinic on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. It will be held at the National Guard Armory on Eggert Crossing Road. Please click here for more information or you may call the Animal Control Officer at 609-844-7092.
  • Medication Drop-Off Event - The December 14, 2018 medication drop off event at the Lawrence Senior Center was very successful, collecting more than 65 pounds of unused/expired medication for safe disposal. You can still dispose of unwanted medication at several locations including the Lawrence Township Police Building.
  • Road Detour - Beginning on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, PSE&G will begin a utility pole replacement project, which is expected to run until mid-February.  The project will necessitate a closure and detour of Cold Soil Road between Blackwell Road and Carter Road.  The detour will generally be in affect Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.  Motorists will be able to access homes, businesses and the Princeton Child Development Institute during the times of the closure.  The detour route will be posted.
  • Annual Colonel Hand Reenactment
  • The 57th annual Colonel Hand Reenactment to commemorate the events of January 1, 1777 will be held on Saturday, January 5th. For more details see the attached.

  • The Lawrence Township Public Works Department has expanded leaf collection efforts in an attempt to mitigate some of the recent obstacles. Closure of the Bakers Basin bridge has made disposal of leaves more time consuming. With collection crews working longer days as well as some crews working Saturday it is anticipated that Public Works should have the larger piles under control by the end of the week. Please be patient as leaf collection will continue throughout December with cooperation by Mother Nature.

  • Important Notice Regarding Yard Waste -

    Please be advised for the months of November and December yard waste collection is suspended. Crews will be collecting “LEAVES ONLY” in all four zones during November and December. No yard waste is permitted to be placed curbside during the months of November and December. 

  • PSE&G Vegetation Management Work - PSE&G has advised us that they will have crews in various locations around the Township clearing overgrown vegetation along the transmission lines. This work is expected to begin in January 2019.
  • Driving Safety Tips - The Department of Environmental Protection would like to remind motorists to drive with extra caution as deer mating season gets under way. Please click here for the DEP press release with tips to help motorists stay safe on the roads.
  • Press Release: The Township of Lawrence and Sheft Associates, Inc. have reached an agreement for the acquisition of property at 2420 Brunswick Pike. Please see full press release.
  • Tax Payments - Please be advised that the online tax and sewer credit card payment system is in "test mode" ONLY. We will advise residents as soon as it goes live.
  • DVRPC Grant - Lawrence Township received a grant from Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to develop plans for the Brunswick Pike Streetscape Project. See the full Press Release.
  • Public Notice Regarding Required Trenton Water Works Mailing Due to Previous HAA5 Violation: Lawrence Township residents who receive drinking water from Trenton Water Works will soon receive a required mailing regarding a previous HAA5 violation. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed that this is NOT an emergency situation and that there is NOTHING FOR RESIDENTS TO DO (meaning that residents do NOT need to boil water and do NOT need to take corrective actions). Rather, the mailing is required because the public has a right to know about the previous violation. The mailing suggests that individuals with specific health concerns and/or those who may be in an at-risk health category should consult with their doctor/health care provider. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIOLATION NOTICE Should residents have any further questions, they should contact Trenton Water Works at 609.989.3055.
  • Statement of May 4 Regarding Trenton Water Works - Please click here to read the statement from the Municipal Manager regarding the most recent correspondence from TWW and the replacement of residential water lines.
  • Important Notice Regarding Brush Pick-Up - All residents must be advised that the Department of Public Works will be collecting brush as scheduled by assigned zones. ALL TREES, THAT ARE CUT AND CLEARED BY A PRIVATE CONTRACTOR MUST BE REMOVED BY THAT CONTRACTOR. THE TOWNSHIP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVAL OF THIS TYPE OF BRUSH. Click here for administrative code.
  • Press Release from Mayor Bobbitt - Please see important Press Release from Lawrence Township Mayor, Christopher Bobbitt, with regard to TRENTON WATER WORKS. (January 19, 2018)
  • Lanterfly Alert - The USDA has issued the attached Pest Alert for Lanternfly the latest invasive pest that threatens other plant life. If allowed to spread in the United States, this pest could seriously harm the country’s grape, orchard, and logging industries. What to look for and how to report sightings of the LanternFly are shown here.
  • Do Not Feed Black Bears: The NJ Department of Environmental Protection has announced the launch of a campaign in its efforts to help residents learn more about living with black bears and the risks of feeding them. Please click here for the Press Release.
  • Tips to Reduce Conflicts and Encounters with Bears: Even though overall bear sightings and encounters are declining again this year, New Jersey residents, particularly those living in "bear country'' in northwest New Jersey, are advised to take a few simple precautions to reduce the risk of potential encounters. For more details see the attached flyer. Additional information can be found on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and also a podcast they have provided.
  • 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.
  • Lawrence Township and the Lawrence Historical Society have chosen to participate in the National Park Service's Passport to your National Parks(R) program. Record your visit to Lawrence Township with special passport cancellation stamps. See attached for additional information.
  • 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
  • Public Health Updates
    • 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 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  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.


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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 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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  • 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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