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  • Central Jersey is experiencing difficulty with Friday Trash Collection. Those residences with Friday trash collection that are not picked up today will be picked up on Saturday. This is in addition to the Thursday,Thanksgiving holiday route rescheduled for Saturday.
  • Please see important information from PSE & G in preparation for the anticipated wintry weather.
  • Road Closings and Traffic Impacts
  • Tax Collector's Office will hold its Public Auction on December 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building. The bidder is required to have the attached form completed. See link for sale properties.
  • 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.
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the process of updating the Flood Insurance Rate Maps to incorporate engineering data and impacts from Hurricane Sandy. Property owners that may be impacted were notified in August of 2013. Prior to the effective date of the new maps, owners may appeal the proposed flood hazard determination. The statutory 90-day appeal period is on-going. See attached letter for addtional information.
  • Health Department Reminds Residents to Take Precautions

    Attached please find updated information about Enterovirus - D68 (EV-D68), which is a severe respirtory illness recently confirmed to be in New Jersey. This document is being distributed to inform residents about the virus, the symptoms associated with an infection of this virus and most importantly the steps to take to protect yourself and your family from being infected with the EV-D68 virus. The health department would like to remind residents of the important preventive measures people should take to avoid becoming sick from illnesses such as EV-D68 and similar illnesses like the flu.

    Good hand washing is the best defense against sharing germs and becoming infected with enterovirus or many other viruses. For more information please visit

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Ebola 

    The attached provides updated information about Ebola from the New Jersey Department of Health.

    The New Jersey Department of Health and the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) have opened a free, 24/7 telephone call center line to answer questions about Ebola by calling the Ebola Call Center 1-800-962-1253.

  • Yard Waste and Leave Collection  

    Beginning in November and continuing through December, yard waste collection is suspended at which time Public Works will collect only leaves. Leaf collection will begin on November 3, 2014. Residents will continue to place loose leaves at the curb for collection. The Township will assign one (1) leaf collection crew to each brush zone for approximately eight weeks. Each crew will continue to collect leaves in your zone on a weekly basis through December 31, 2014. See the attached for more details.

  • The Townships of Ewing, Hopewell, West Windsor and Lawrence have joined together to investigate and evaluate Community Energy Aggregation programs. Please see information on the attached.

  • Flu Shots  

    Residents interested in receiving flu shots should contact the Lawrence Township Public Health nurse at (609) 844-7094 for additional information. There will be an additional clinic on December 3. For more details see the attached flyer.

  • 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. For more details regarding this program click on the attached link. 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. 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. 


    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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  • Online Property Search
    Find property data such as Yard Waste and Garbage Collection zones for your residence.

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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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