Princeton, NJ Government

Princeton, NJ Government The Municipality of Princeton was formed Jan 2013 by consolidating the former Princeton Borough and former Princeton Township into one unified town.

Princeton covers an area of 18.1 square miles in the heart of central New Jersey. It is composed of the former Township of Princeton and Borough of Princeton which consolidated effective January, 2013 and is now known as Princeton. The population of Princeton is approximately 30,000. A substantial portion of the property of Princeton University lies within the borders of Princeton as does the prop

Princeton covers an area of 18.1 square miles in the heart of central New Jersey. It is composed of the former Township of Princeton and Borough of Princeton which consolidated effective January, 2013 and is now known as Princeton. The population of Princeton is approximately 30,000. A substantial portion of the property of Princeton University lies within the borders of Princeton as does the prop

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The Human Services Department is seeking donors for its 23rd annual Holiday Gift Drive. Last year they received more tha...
10/05/2021

The Human Services Department is seeking donors for its 23rd annual Holiday Gift Drive. Last year they received more than 300 donor applications and hope to receive more this year. The applications are for children up to age twelve (12) and include 1-2 gifts they would like for the holidays that do not exceed $75.
In addition to sponsoring a child, we are asking donors to consider donating a gift card to help the parents/families of these children during these difficult times.
If you are interested in becoming a donor, please visit our website https://www.princetonnj.gov/753/Holiday-Gift-Drive and complete the online donor sign-up form by November 19, 2021.
If you have any questions please call the Human Services office, 609-688-2055.

The Human Services Department is seeking donors for its 23rd annual Holiday Gift Drive. Last year they received more than 300 donor applications and hope to receive more this year. The applications are for children up to age twelve (12) and include 1-2 gifts they would like for the holidays that do not exceed $75.
In addition to sponsoring a child, we are asking donors to consider donating a gift card to help the parents/families of these children during these difficult times.
If you are interested in becoming a donor, please visit our website https://www.princetonnj.gov/753/Holiday-Gift-Drive and complete the online donor sign-up form by November 19, 2021.
If you have any questions please call the Human Services office, 609-688-2055.

The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public to be alert for deer tha...
09/23/2021

The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public to be alert for deer that may be affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and to report any possible cases.
The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in the White Tailed Deer population of NJ. EHD is not a public health threat.
EHD and Bluetongue are contracted from the bite of insects called midges. They cannot be transmitted to people, and humans are not at risk by handling infected deer, being bitten by infected midges, or eating infected deer meat.
EHD outbreaks typically begin in late summer and end with the first frost. Symptoms in deer may include difficulty standing, drooling, and emitting foam from the mouth or nose. Since the disease causes fever, sick or dead deer are often seen in or near water.
In Princeton, the first suspected case of EHD was found by Animal Control on 8/30/2021 in the Oak Ridge area of town. Since then, the ACO has documented 25 deceased deer not caused by a motor vehicle collision.
Animal Control would like the public to report any sick or deceased deer through our online portal, https://bit.ly/SCF_Princeton or call 609-924-2728. The ACO is providing carcass pick up and is forwarding all information to NJ DEP.
If you have reported a carcass on your property, the ACO will respond as quickly as possible to get it removed. Animal Control works Monday-Friday from 8am to 4pm.

The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public to be alert for deer that may be affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and to report any possible cases.
The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in the White Tailed Deer population of NJ. EHD is not a public health threat.
EHD and Bluetongue are contracted from the bite of insects called midges. They cannot be transmitted to people, and humans are not at risk by handling infected deer, being bitten by infected midges, or eating infected deer meat.
EHD outbreaks typically begin in late summer and end with the first frost. Symptoms in deer may include difficulty standing, drooling, and emitting foam from the mouth or nose. Since the disease causes fever, sick or dead deer are often seen in or near water.
In Princeton, the first suspected case of EHD was found by Animal Control on 8/30/2021 in the Oak Ridge area of town. Since then, the ACO has documented 25 deceased deer not caused by a motor vehicle collision.
Animal Control would like the public to report any sick or deceased deer through our online portal, https://bit.ly/SCF_Princeton or call 609-924-2728. The ACO is providing carcass pick up and is forwarding all information to NJ DEP.
If you have reported a carcass on your property, the ACO will respond as quickly as possible to get it removed. Animal Control works Monday-Friday from 8am to 4pm.

NOTICE OF A CHANGE IN TRASH COLLECTION DAY-The following streets will move from Thursday collection to Friday collection...
09/16/2021

NOTICE OF A CHANGE IN TRASH COLLECTION DAY-
The following streets will move from Thursday collection to Friday collection beginning the week of September 26th (No Thursday collection for these streets that week, trash will be collected Friday, October 1) :
Updated 9/17/2021 - Forester Dr. has been added to the list. (unable to edit the photo at this time)

• Abernathy Drive
• Aiken Avenue
• Baker Court
• Beech Hill Circle
• Bertrand Drive
• Broadripple Drive
• Caldwell Drive
• Clover Lane
• Concord Lane
• Crooked Tree Lane
• Deer Path
• Dodds Lane
• Fitzrandolph Road
• Forester Dr.
• Gulick Road
• Herrontown Circle
• Herrontown Road (south of Snowden Lane)
• Littlebrook Road
• Littlebrook Road North
• Locust Lane
• Magnolia Lane
• Marion Road East
• Marion Road West
• Markham Road
• Murray Place
• Nassau Street (Harrison to Riverside)
• Overbrook Drive
• Patton Avenue
• Pelham Street
• Poe Road
• Princeton Avenue,
• Random Road
• River Road
• Robert Road
• Rollingmead
• Roper Road
• Sergeant Street
• Shady Brook Lane
• Sturges Way
• Tyson Lane
• Wheatsheaf Lane
• White Pine Lane
• Wilton Street
• Wittmer Court
• Woods Way

Trash collection on these streets will move to Friday beginning October 1, 2021. This means that trash will not be collected on Thursday of that week ONLY for the streets listed.

IF YOUR STREET IS NOT ON THE LIST, NOTHING HAS CHANGED WITH YOUR COLLECTION DAY.

Please remember to have your bins curbside by 6am.

NOTICE OF A CHANGE IN TRASH COLLECTION DAY-
The following streets will move from Thursday collection to Friday collection beginning the week of September 26th (No Thursday collection for these streets that week, trash will be collected Friday, October 1) :
Updated 9/17/2021 - Forester Dr. has been added to the list. (unable to edit the photo at this time)

• Abernathy Drive
• Aiken Avenue
• Baker Court
• Beech Hill Circle
• Bertrand Drive
• Broadripple Drive
• Caldwell Drive
• Clover Lane
• Concord Lane
• Crooked Tree Lane
• Deer Path
• Dodds Lane
• Fitzrandolph Road
• Forester Dr.
• Gulick Road
• Herrontown Circle
• Herrontown Road (south of Snowden Lane)
• Littlebrook Road
• Littlebrook Road North
• Locust Lane
• Magnolia Lane
• Marion Road East
• Marion Road West
• Markham Road
• Murray Place
• Nassau Street (Harrison to Riverside)
• Overbrook Drive
• Patton Avenue
• Pelham Street
• Poe Road
• Princeton Avenue,
• Random Road
• River Road
• Robert Road
• Rollingmead
• Roper Road
• Sergeant Street
• Shady Brook Lane
• Sturges Way
• Tyson Lane
• Wheatsheaf Lane
• White Pine Lane
• Wilton Street
• Wittmer Court
• Woods Way

Trash collection on these streets will move to Friday beginning October 1, 2021. This means that trash will not be collected on Thursday of that week ONLY for the streets listed.

IF YOUR STREET IS NOT ON THE LIST, NOTHING HAS CHANGED WITH YOUR COLLECTION DAY.

Please remember to have your bins curbside by 6am.

09/10/2021
New Jersey Mental Health Cares

If you are a Princeton resident or local business that was affected by TS Ida, please complete the forms listed below. This will allow us to refer you to the correct municipal department and provide resources to help you recover.

New Jersey Mental Health Cares

09/08/2021

This is a great example of how amazing our first responders are. Thank you Princeton NJ Police Department , Princeton Fire Department , & Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad for all you do and for keeping our community safe!

Please help our public works department out by keeping the storm drains near your property clear of debris.  This includ...
09/08/2021

Please help our public works department out by keeping the storm drains near your property clear of debris. This includes not placing leaves and brush out within 10 feet of the drain and clearing it if it is covered from runoff.

To help prevent further flooding this afternoon we are asking for your assistance. If a storm drain is located near your home, please remove any debris that may be blocking it from doing its job. Our roads were covered with debris after last week's storm, so assisting in clearing the drains can be a big help in preventing flooded roadways. We thank you for any cooperation!

If you have been affected by the recent flooding and are in need of assistance, please contact our Safe Neighborhood Bureau at 609-921-2100 X2136 or 2139 and they will help get you in contact with the appropriate resources.

Stop by and support R&K’s !
09/06/2021

Stop by and support R&K’s !

CP Pool update-
09/05/2021

CP Pool update-

CP Pool Update: Sunday, 9/5 - The main pool will remain closed for the remainder of the pool season. Maintenance staff needs to further investigate potential damage to the main pool filter system as a result of last Wednesday's storm. That investigation and potential repair will extend well beyond the end of the pool season. The dive well will continue to operate on a modified schedule for lap & rec swim for the last 2 days of the season (Sunday, 9/5 & Monday, 9/6). The kiddie pool is open as normal. The Concession stand is open, as well. Non-Resident guests are not permitted due to space constraints in the pools.
For more info on the modified schedule, visit our website: https://nj-princeton.civicplus.com/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=CP-PoolModified-Schedule-Sunday-95-Monda-42

09/03/2021

Can you help Princeton NJ Police Department locate this juvenile?

#TurnAroundDontDrown
09/03/2021

#TurnAroundDontDrown

While the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad and Princeton Fire Department were on the Rosedale Rd. rescue assignment. Resources on Rosedale Rd. were diverted and mutual aid was dispatched to Rt. 206 at Quaker Rd. for another water rescue. Again the motorist drove around barricades and purposely into the flooded water. The rescue was completed by members of the Trenton Fire Department. Please do not drive past barricades and into flooded waters. The picture is posted to help educate motorists about their decisions. Photo credit by TFD. Princeton Professional Firefighters

09/03/2021

This post and the next show perfect examples of why you shouldn't drive through water or around barricades. They show how quickly things can change. Please do not attempt to drive through flooded roadways.
Thank you to all the first responders who rescued so many during the storm!

09/03/2021
New Jersey Mental Health Cares

If you have been impacted by Hurrican Ida here are some resources that can provide help:

New Jersey Mental Health Cares

Donations are being accepted today! Due to the situation in Afghanistan that led Afghans to flee the Taliban, some 1,200...
09/03/2021

Donations are being accepted today!

Due to the situation in Afghanistan that led Afghans to flee the Taliban, some 1,200 Afghanistan refugees are now in New Jersey and in desperate need of housing, clothing and supplies. New Jersey’s refugee resettlement agencies need your help.

There will be a drop-off location at Monument Hall, 1 Monument Drive, in Princeton, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., today, Sept. 3. These items will go to refugees arriving at Ft. Dix.

Please bring NEW clothing for men, women and children including:
Underwear
Socks
Pants
T-shirts
Shoes of all sizes
Diapers
Toiletries
Blankets
Towels

If you would prefer to make a Donation:
You can donate financially to help the refugee resettlement effort through the Muslim Center of Greater Princeton at https://www.launchgood.com/

Other Ways to Help:
Interfaith-RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Services and Empowerment) in Highland Park and its local Princeton Committee volunteers, along with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) are seeking housing locally. They are working in partnership with the Afghan American Foundation (AAF).

If you or someone you know would be willing to help, please contact [email protected] or AAF's Freshta Taeb directly at [email protected].

Donations are being accepted today!

Due to the situation in Afghanistan that led Afghans to flee the Taliban, some 1,200 Afghanistan refugees are now in New Jersey and in desperate need of housing, clothing and supplies. New Jersey’s refugee resettlement agencies need your help.

There will be a drop-off location at Monument Hall, 1 Monument Drive, in Princeton, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., today, Sept. 3. These items will go to refugees arriving at Ft. Dix.

Please bring NEW clothing for men, women and children including:
Underwear
Socks
Pants
T-shirts
Shoes of all sizes
Diapers
Toiletries
Blankets
Towels

If you would prefer to make a Donation:
You can donate financially to help the refugee resettlement effort through the Muslim Center of Greater Princeton at https://www.launchgood.com/

Other Ways to Help:
Interfaith-RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Services and Empowerment) in Highland Park and its local Princeton Committee volunteers, along with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) are seeking housing locally. They are working in partnership with the Afghan American Foundation (AAF).

If you or someone you know would be willing to help, please contact [email protected] or AAF's Freshta Taeb directly at [email protected].

Please do not drive around the barricades or detour signs! They are in place for a reason.
09/02/2021

Please do not drive around the barricades or detour signs! They are in place for a reason.

We understand these road closures are frustrating. However, we cannot stress enough the importance of not going around barricades and road closed signs. Roads are flooded and unsafe. These vehicles are amongst the dozens that went around three road closures and had to be turned around by our officers.

09/02/2021

FYI- a portion of Route 1 in Lawrence is closed. Plan alternate route.

09/02/2021

Update on road closures and the overnight activity of our Emergency Services, Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, Princeton Fire Department, Princeton NJ Police Department, from our Emergency Management Director Michael Yeh

Due to the extensive flooding and road closures, the municipal buildings are closed today, September 2.  Princeton NJ Po...
09/02/2021
Turn Around Don't Drown PSA

Due to the extensive flooding and road closures, the municipal buildings are closed today, September 2.
Princeton NJ Police Department, Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, Princeton Fire Department and our Public Works Department have been working all night to keep our community safe. Please do not drive on flooded roadways or go around barricades. #TurnAroundDontDrown
To keep up to date on road closures, subscribe to Nixle alerts by texting 08540 to 888777.

https://youtu.be/eI6mIlHKrVY

Never Drive or Walk into Flood Waters - Turn Around Don’t Drown! Flooding is one of the leading causes of weather related fatalities in the U.S. On average, ...

The Princeton NJ Police Department is reporting multiple roads are flooded. Please do not attempt to drive through a flo...
09/02/2021

The Princeton NJ Police Department is reporting multiple roads are flooded. Please do not attempt to drive through a flooded road.

Updated 1:15- Our phone lines are back up. We are experiencing a problem with our phone lines. If you need to reach a mu...
09/01/2021
Staff Directory • Princeton, NJ • CivicEngage

Updated 1:15- Our phone lines are back up.

We are experiencing a problem with our phone lines. If you need to reach a municipal department, please call Access Princeton, 609-924-4141, if you need to reach a department or staff member.
You can also find email addresses online https://www.princetonnj.gov/Directory.aspx

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Congratulations to you all on your retirement!  Thank you for your years of service!
08/27/2021

Congratulations to you all on your retirement! Thank you for your years of service!

Today we celebrated the careers of Lieutenant Geoff Maurer, Corporal Adam Basatemur and Detective Holly Arana. As of September 1, 2021, all three officers will be officially retired from the Princeton Police Department. Over the next week, we will spotlight each officer's individual career. If you have any fond memories of these officers please feel free to share! Lt. Maurer, Cpl. Basatemur and Det. Arana...you will be greatly missed and leave behind some big shoes to fill! Congratulations and Best of Luck on this next chapter in your lives!
Pictured left to right: Cpl. Basatemur, Lt. Maurer, Det. Arana.

The heat is back and we have opened the cooling center again.  Stop in and cool off.
08/25/2021

The heat is back and we have opened the cooling center again. Stop in and cool off.

This week, until Friday, the heat index is forecasted to be extremely high. Therefore, the Cooling Center will be open at 400 Witherspoon Street Community Room from 11am-5pm. See the flyer below.

Esta semana, hasta el viernes, se prevé que el índice de calor sea extremadamente alto. Por lo tanto, el Cooling Center estará abierto en 400 Witherspoon Street Community Room de 11 am a 5 pm. Vea el folleto a continuación.

Address

400 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ
08540

You can get to Princeton via bus and train. NJ Transit train runs a dinky train from the Princeton Jct. train station to the Princeton Station. NJ Transit also has a few buses that travel through town. Once in town there is a FreeB shuttle service offered Mon-Sat and stops at a variety of places throughout town.

General information

The Municipality has two locations for Municipal offices: Witherspoon Hall @400 Witherspoon St & Monument Hall @1 Monument Dr. Corner House, Affordable Housing,Fire Safety/OEM, Health & Human Services, SOC/DPW, & Access Princeton are all located in Monument Hall. Clerks/Administration/Mayor, Tax/Finance, Tax Assessor, Municipal Court, Zoning/Engineering/Planning, Building/Construction,&Historical Preservation, are all located in Witherspoon Hall. The Police Department is at 1 Valley Rd in Witherspoon Hall. If you are looking for more information about the Municipality of Princeton, please visit www.Princetonnj.gov

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

+6099244141

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