The Township of Lafayette is located in rural Sussex County in
the northwest corner of New Jersey. Lafayette is a small
community comprising of 18.7 square miles and a population of approximately
2,400 residents. Lafayette Township was incorporated
in 1845 and is the first town in the United States to be named
after the Marquis de LaFayette.
Elections - Video Guide for First Time NJ Voters
The Hall Institute of Public Policy and the League of Women Voters of New Jersey have created a five-minute video public service (PSA) announcement entitled "What Happens When You Go To Vote in New Jersey: A Step-by-Step Guide". For full details about the PSA, visit www.hallnj.org.
Low Energy Assistance Program
The Department of Community Affairs recently announced that supplemental benefits are available through the federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Eligible households do not need to reapply for the program to receive supplemental benefits. The benefits are available because LIHEAP funding for the year increased beyond the original projection provided by the federal government. read more
NJDEP Reminds Residents of Events & Natural Resources
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) would like to remind residents of New Jersey of the various events and natural resources that are available at New Jersey's 39 State Parks, 11 Forests, 50 Historic sites and 121 Wildlife Management Areas.
Last year, New Jersey's State Parks had 19 million visitors and offer opportunities to experience first-hand our natural and historic beauty by visiting our wildlife management and interpretation centers, hiking trails, lakes, rivers, forest, beaches and historic monuments and battlefields covering nearly 800,000 acres.
The NJDEP is pleased to announce the launch of our new mobile phone application to help visitors plan for and make the most out of their trips to New Jersey's State parks, forest and historic sites:
Solutions to Stormwater Pollution
Easy things you can do every day to protect our water: download brochure
Public Service Announcement: Grill Safety
The Department of Community Affairs' Division of Fire Safety recently reminded residents to review fire safety grilling tips to avoid injury this summer. Download Safe Summer Cooking Tips
"The Making of Our Nation's Law" is a four page document that concisely explains how the Legislative Branch operates in the United States Capitol. The pamphlet appears at http://www.njslom.org/nations_laws.html.
Veteran Discount Program
Jeffery Parrott, Acting Sussex County Clerk attended our November 1st meeting to present information on the Veteran Discount Program that is available through the Clerk's office. Participating merchants are posted at: www.sussexcountyclerk.com. This list will be updated as new businesses are added.
Jeff also advised us that residents should be aware of phone scams. Never give out or confirm any personal or financial information over the phone. There are scams involving Social Security, insurance or certified copies of your deed. More information is provided at: www.sussexcountyclerk.com.
Additional information can be picked up at the municipal building or by calling 973-383-1817
Notice to All Veterans and to All Persons/Organizations Interfacing with Veterans download information, PDF
Have the following available:
* Social security number
* Private insurance information, if available
* Address and zip code of the damaged property
* Directions to the damaged home or property
* Daytime telephone number
DEP, DHSS urge residents to take precautions against mosquitoes in wake of heavy summer rainfall. Click here for press release. (PDF)
Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority Recycling
The SCMUA provides FREE recycling services to residents and businesses.
Household Hazardous Waste Days: June 1, November 2
Electronic Waste Recycling Days: March 16, May 4, July 20, October 5 Click here for SCMUA information flier.
State Police Issues Warning of Asphalt Paving and Seal
Coating Scam; Canadian Lottery Check Cashing Scheme. Click
here to read the PSA.