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Animal Friends for Education and Welfare (AFEW) has a list of low-cost spay/neuter clinics for cats and dogs.
Ace of Spays spay/neuter clinic or Friends of Animals, which provides low-cost certificates for veterinarians in your area.
Forgotten Cats: 215-219-8148
See our Rescue Groups Page.
Yes. Hamilton Township Animal Control provides humane education and responsible pet ownership presentations to schools and other organizations. At these presentations, Animal Control Officers and the Health Educator emphasize such topics as public safety, dog bite prevention, responsible pet ownership and humane care of animals. Please submit a citizen service request or call 890-3550/3555 to arrange for a presentation.
Report a lost/found animal via online form. You can also fax the information to animal control at 609-890-3555/3550 or Hamilton Police Department at 609-581-4000 after hours and on holidays.
No. Hamilton Township Animal Control acts as a referral agency. They will gladly take necessary information and refer residents to various Rescue Groups.
Yes. All dogs are required to be leashed or other physical control per Township Ordinance.
Animal Control's phone number is 890-3550/3555. Animal Control should be directly contacted on the following issues during business hours to see if a response is needed:
If you are calling to report an emergency situation involving an animal and the shelter is closed (after hours, weekends or holidays), contact the Police department at 581-4000 and they may dispatch an Animal Control Officer.
Residents may call Animal Control at 890-3550 and request that an Animal Control Officer investigate their complaint. If violation of state or local ordinances is found, the pet owner may be cited or the animal(s) may be taken into custody. If this occurs, the owner must pay fees and/or penalties when redeeming the animal from the animal shelter. When serious violations are reported such as animal cruelty or potentially dangerous animals, you may need to be willing to testify in court. Additionally, Animal Control Officers may need to ask you to help establish additional evidence (i.e., testimony from neighbors) so they may take enforcement action.
If you are calling to report an emergency situation involving an animal and the shelter is closed (after hours, weekends or holidays), contact the Police department at 581-4000 and they may dispatch an Animal Control Officer. Examples of situation which may require an Animal Control response:
It is a violation of Township Ordinance to allow your animal to vocalize in such a manner that is disturbing to other citizens. Contact the Hamilton Township Police Department at 581-4000 with your noise concerns and/or complaints.
You must contact them while the disturbance is happening.
Contact the Hamilton Township Animal Control Division at 609-890-3550/3555 to for information and assistance.
If the injured animal is a deer, contact the Police at 581-4000.
To report sick, injured, dead wildlife call the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife toll free at 877-WARN-DEP (877-927-6337).
Chickens are only allowed in the RRS (Rural Resource Section) zone of Hamilton, which is behind the Hamilton Marketplace to Monmouth County Line.
However, the chicken coup must be 200 feet off the property line. If you live in the rural zone and do not have enough property to follow this, you cannot have chickens.
You can have 100 chickens/acre in the rural zone.
Dogs are permitted on the grounds on a leash. Owners are expected to curb pets. Dogs are not permitted inside the historical homes unless it is a certified service dog.
The Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Adoption Center offers extensive adoption services with a wide selection of pets available. Please visit the Hamilton Animal Shelter or visit the online adoption page to get an online adoption application form.
View our pets currently available for adoption or visit the shelter.
The shelter is opened Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, Friday from 1 to 3 pm, and Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. Closed on Sunday.
If you are calling to report an emergency situation involving an animal and the shelter is closed, contact the Police department at 581-4000 and they may dispatch an Animal Control Officer. Examples of emergency situations:
The Hamilton Township Animal Shelter is asking for your help! The shelter is in need of the following items:
Stop by and visit the animals and staff at 2100 Sylvan Avenue: Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm; Friday, 1 to 3 pm; and Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm.
At the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter, you can help by adopting a pet for a fee.
The Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is located at 2100 Sylvan Avenue.
Provides shelter for stray and homeless animals in a clean and safe environment and coordinates the adoption of animals. The Animal Shelter is operated in accordance with state and local laws.
The phone number for the animal shelter is 890-3550.
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The 2023 St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled for March 11, 2023 (Rain Date 3/18/23). The parade is coordinated by the Original St. Patrick's Day Parade at Hamilton Committee. Visit the Hamilton St. Patrick's Day Committee website for more information
2022 Winter Wonderland is being held on Friday, December 2nd & Saturday, December 3rd; 5pm-8:00pm. 2022 Sponsorship Brochure PDF
Tree Lighting will be held on Friday, December 2nd at 6PM. Learn more about Winter Wonderland.
This beloved annual event, which is a favorite among families with young children, includes a number of exciting activities for children, such as:
2023 HAMILTON TOWNSHIP RESIDENTIAL FREE PAPER SHREDDING EVENT and MERCER COUNTY SHREDDING EVENTS
Information on shredding events sponsored by Hamilton Township:
Saturday, June 17 from 8AM - 12PM or until the truck is full.
Saturday, September 23 from 8AM - 12PM or until the truck is full.
Held at Police Headquarters : 1270 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd.
The event is open to Hamilton Township residents only, no businesses. Identification required. Acceptable Proof: Driver License, Tax Bill or Utility Bill
What to bring: Paper material & file folders-100 pound limit. No cardboard.
Staples and Rubber bands are fine. Binder Clips are not allowed.
What NOT to bring: CD's, VHS tapes, DVD's, plastic cases, computer hardware, metal, trash items, food products, x-rays, etc.
NO BUSINESSES OR COMMERCIAL MATERIALS.
Cintas is AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction.
MERCER COUNTY DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENTS:
Click here for MCIA website
LOT 4/651 SOUTH BROAD STREET (ACROSS FROM MERCER COUNTY ADMIN BUILDING)
APRIL 29 2023 AND OCTOBER 7 2023 FROM 9AM-12PM
The Annual Azalea Festival is held Mother's Day weekend at Sayen Botanical Gardens on Saturday May 13th from 10AM-4PM.
Sayen Gardens is located on the corner of Hughes Drive and Mercer Street in Hamilton Square, New Jersey. (This is a free event)
See more information on this and more Annual Community Events.
150th Groveville-Yardville Memorial Day Parade (being celebrated in the 152nd year):
Please check back for more information!
For registration information for organizations or businesses to participate, please email the Groveville-Yardville Memorial Day Parade.
Learn more on Facebook.
Nottingham Volunteer Fire Company's Memorial Day Parade:
For any registration information for organizations or businesses to participate, please email the Nottingham Fire Company.
Learn more on Facebook
Hamilton's National Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 5-8PM at Hamilton Township Veterans Park, South Side (2206 Kuser Rd, Hamilton NJ 08690). This event is Rain or Shine.
For questions, please call the Kuser Mansion at 609-890-3630 or email Program Coordinator, Patti Krzywulak.
The Easter Bunny will be at Kuser Mansion on April 8, 2023.
Installation of in-ground pool or new home construction requires an As-built Survey to be done when the final work is completed. An As-built survey is conducted by a land surveyor; the township does not conduct these surveys.
The township requires 2 sealed copies of the survey. You can bring the sealed copies to the Division of Engineering, Room 307 located in the Municipal Building at 2090 Greenwood Avenue, or mail to Hamilton Township, Division of Engineering, P.O. Box 00150, Hamilton NJ 08650.
Yes, the hall is available for rental. The following usage donations apply:
For more information, contact the Bromley Center at 609-587-8100.
Find information on Hamilton Township's Bromley Neighborhood Civic Center or contact the Bromley Center at 609-587-8100.
The address of the Bromley Center is:1801 E State StreetHamilton, NJ 08609
This program is designed to distribute free federally funded and privately donated food to eligible needy persons in the Hamilton Township area.
The Food Pantry operates Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 9:30 to 11:30 am and 2:30 to 3:30 pm.
You must register to be eligible. Register at any time at the Bromley Neighborhood Civic Center located at:1801 East State StreetHamilton, NJ 08609
Or, access a registration form (PDF). You can call the Bromley center for further information at 609-587-8100.
There is also a food pantry program at the John O. Wilson Hamilton Neighborhood Service Center located at:169 Wilfred AvenueHamilton, NJ 08610
For more information, contact the Wilson center at 609-393-6480.
St. Raphael's Food Pantry is located at:151 Gropp AvenueHamilton, NJ 08610
Based on income eligibility. Please call the Pantry for more information.
The Bromley Neighborhood Civic Center is a Hamilton Township facility designed and dedicated to providing services and programs that will enrich the lives of our citizens. Located in a newly renovated firehouse adjacent to the border of the City of Trenton, the center has developed and/or continues the planning of programs and activities that are essential services to low- and moderate-income residents of the township. Services and programs include the following:
Federal, state and county agencies are targeted as resources for program implementation. Hopefully, grant acquisitions will provide additional support. In addition, we are seeking to establish working partnerships with area businesses and community groups in support for these initiatives.
To contact the Bromley Center, call 609-587-8100.
Brush pickup will be suspended every year when the Fall Leaf Program begins (end of October )and during the months of November and December. It will resume in January of the following year.
Brush regulations are: Cut into 4 ft lengths, tied and bundled in bundles under 50 pounds. Brush in these regulations should be picked up within 2 weeks. Residents are encouraged to follow these regulations to assure a timely pickup for all residents. Brush not in regulation is not subject to the 2-week timeframe.
If there is a weather event resulting in trees/branches falling, the regulations are waived. However, this is an extenuating circumstance, which can delay all brush pickup. Public Works will make this determination.
Bamboo is picked up like a brush pickup. It can also be taken to the Ecological Facility.
Brush from routine yard clean-up is picked up by Public Works as part of the residential brush program. We do not schedule for brush collection; this is an automatic collection between the months of January through October. Brush must be in regulation (see the following rules). Pick-up time can vary depending on extenuating circumstances.
Regulations for curbside pick up: Brush must be cut in 4-foot lengths and tied and bundled in bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds or in open containers with handles (no recycling buckets) weighing no more than 50 pounds (no bags).
Also, residents can drop off brush and leaves at the Ecological Facility. If the materials are brought to the Ecological Facility in a trailer that is larger than 4 feet by 8 feet, there is a charge.
Charge is based on yardage and material.
Please note: If there is a weather event resulting in trees/branches falling, the regulations are waived. However, this is an extenuating circumstance, which can delay all brush pick up.
Yes, Hamilton Public Works does provide for the pickup of brush on State and County roads.
Please note, brush is suspended each year from the beginning of November until the end of January - brush service will resume in February, weather permitting.
Brush is being picked up by Public Works on a 10 to 14 working day cycle. Brush must be in regulation (see the following rules).
Regulations for weekly curbside pick up: Brush must be cut in 4-foot lengths and tied and bundled in bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds or in open containers with handles (no recycling buckets) weighing no more than 50 pounds.
Resident must contact NJ Transit at 973-275-5555. NJ Transit will do a study then present their findings to the township to either adopt the bus stop via ordinance, or decline it.
Yes, Fire Extinguishers are required to pass the certification of occupancy (CO). Below are the regulations:
Exception: Portable fire extinguishers shall not be required for seasonal summer units. For purposes of applying this exception, "seasonal summer unit" shall mean a dwelling unit rented for a term of not more than 125 consecutive days for residential purposes by a person having a permanent residence elsewhere, but shall not include use or rental of living quarters by migrant, temporary, or season workers in connections with any work or place where work is being performed.
All major violations shall be corrected. Buyers may sign for minor violations and all outside work shall be corrected within nine months of signing for the violations.
In a case of a rental property, all violations shall be corrected prior to issuance of any Certificate of Approval.
Only the property owner, the owner's realtor, the owner's attorney, or the owner's power of attorney can apply for and schedule the certificate of occupancy inspection. Certificate of Occupancy is not required to close; only to occupy the house. This includes moving in personal effects. If the certificate of occupancy is not obtained prior to the closing, then the new owner can apply and schedule after the closing and before moving in.
The buyer can hire a private company to perform a housing inspection prior to taking ownership. However, this is separate from the certificate of occupancy inspection for approval to occupy the dwelling, including moving in personal effects.
No, you do not need a certificate of occupancy to close.
A certificate of occupancy is only needed to occupy a dwelling. Occupy includes moving in personal belongings even if you are not physically moving in. However, there may be instances, depending on the violation(s) found in the initial inspection, where the Housing Office would approve moving in personal belongings.
However, the mortgage company and/or the buyer may choose not to close without the certificate of occupancy.
No, a complete certificate of occupancy (COO) is not needed if the ownership is changing but the occupancy is not.
If the property is a rental property and the owner/landlord is selling to a new owner/landlord and the same tenants will remain, the current owner/landlord must provide the new owner/landlord with the current COO showing it was inspected and complete. Before closing, the new owner/landlord must register as a landlord.
If the current owner/landlord sells to the current tenants and the tenants will continue to occupy the house, a smoke and carbon inspection only is needed. The cost of this is $100.
If a parent sells to a child who currently lives in the house, only a smoke and carbon inspection is needed ($100). You must show proof of residency that the child currently lives in the house.
If a parent sells to a child who does not currently live in the house, this requires a complete COO inspection.
A house does not have to have a bath tub. It can just have a shower.
The township does not test for radon as part of the certificate of occupancy inspection. This can be done by the home inspector that the buyer hires to perform a separate inspection outside of the certificate of occupancy inspection. Radon kits can also be purchased at Home Depot and Lowes.
A Certificate of Approval is required when there is a change of occupancy of any residential property for sale or re-rental. Prior to issuing any Certificate of Approval, the residential property shall be inspected by the Office of Housing Inspections.
The application (PDF) shall be submitted by the owner who is selling the property or his real estate agent. These application forms are available on the website or in the Office of Housing Inspections. Access through the township portal to apply.
Bring the application (PDF) and fee ($200) to the Inspection Office located on the 3rd floor of the Municipal Building. At that time the inspection will be scheduled.
Upon completion of an inspection, the owner or agent will be notified in writing if any violations are found on the property.
Please follow the following instructions to access the township portal to apply and schedule online.
Steps to schedule an online Sale or Rental Certificate of Occupancy:
You may also access paper documents to print out on the 'Housing Inspection and Landlord Compliance' page. They are listed under "Related Documents." You can access the following documents:
All major violations shall be corrected. Buyers may sign for minor violations and all outside work shall be corrected within nine months of signing for the violations. In a case of a rental property, all violations shall be corrected prior to issuance of any Certificate of Approval.
Note: It is important to note that the inspection by the Township of Hamilton is only a preventive maintenance type of inspection, and it does not take the place of a more detailed inspection that the owner or prospective buyer may wish to have performed by a private inspection company.
Once you come in and apply for a certificate of occupancy and pay the $200 fee and schedule the inspection, the inspection is good for nine months from the date of the initial inspection. If after nine months, the house is not sold, the application and inspection process must start all over again.
Once the certificate of occupancy is written and issued, it is good for 90 days. The certificate of occupancy is only written and issued with a buyer's name.
A certificate of occupancy is not required as long as there is no change in the business type.
If the building is going to be used for a different type of business, then a certificate of occupancy is required.
Smoke detectors must be placed on every level, including the basement, of the home. If the attic is a finished living space or someone is sleeping in that room, a smoke detector must be installed.
Carbon Monoxide detectors must be placed within 10 feet of all bedroom doors.
Both are required to pass a housing inspection. Both can be either plug-in or battery operated.
Change of occupancy 66-64
See a list of possible violations (PDF). However, other violations may be cited.
We do not send certificate of occupancy reports to anyone except the seller of the property. The seller's realtor can file an Open Pubic Records Act (OPRA) request to get a copy if they cannot get it from the seller. Buyers and buyer's realtor are not permitted to get a copy from the housing office.
Events are held from 8 am to 2 pm at the Dempster Fire School located at 350 Lawrence Station Road.
For more details, visit the MCIA website.
Lot 4, 651 South Broad Street across from the County Administration Building from 9 am - 12 pm.
Limit of 8 boxes and/or bags of paper.
For more information, visit MCIA's website.
Dempster Fire School, located at 350 Lawrence Station Road from 8 am - 2 pm.
Colonial Fire Company (in the rear)810 Kuser RoadHamilton, NJ 08619Hours: 4:30 pm - 8 pm, last Tuesday of each month except DecemberFor more information call: 609-278-7159
Princeton Healthcare SystemsWest Windsor, NJWeekdays by appointment onlyPhone: 888-897-8979
Submit a Citizen Service Request and use "Clogged Storm Sewer, WPC" or call 609-581-4140 or 609-581-4141 to report any clogged storm drain(s).
If the clogged storm drain is on a county road, call 311 and give the location. Department of Water Resources will dispatch crews to remove leaves and / or other debris from the drain.
Collects wastewater leaving your home or business such as: toilet water, shower, washing machine, dishwasher, etc…
Is the grate in the street at the curb that collects rainwater. It is very important not to throw trash and / or chemicals down the storm drain as they discharge directly into our creeks and streams.
In Hamilton, the sanitary sewer and the storm drain systems are not combined.
NJ Department of Environmental Protection or call their hotline at 1-877-WARNDEP
Hamilton Township Division of Police at 609-581-4000
To become a School Traffic Guard you would have to fill out an application at Hamilton Police Headquarters Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. It would be best to call ahead and make an appointment to be certain that someone is available to take the application. You will also have to sign a "Privacy Waiver" regarding a background investigation which will be conducted prior to considering any applicants for employment as a School Traffic Guard. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, submit a service request or call the Traffic Unit at 609-581-4024.
The fee for recording a deed is $25. This is usually paid by the title company. It can take 8 weeks for the township to receive the deed from the county.
Property owners can provide this information and fee to the Engineer's office. Copies of the original deed are accepted as long as the copy has the County volume and page number on the bottom to verify that it has been recorded in the County.
Fee and deed can be brought in person or mailed to:
Township of HamiltonEngineering DivisionRoom 3072090 Greenwood AvenueHamilton, NJ 08609
Recordings can usually be accomplished while you wait. Deed, fee and proof of age / permanent disability (if applicable) can be brought in person or mailed to:
Township of HamiltonDivision of EngineeringRoom 3072090 Greenwood AvenueHamilton, NJ 08609
As required by Ordinance, deeds must be recorded in both the County Clerk's Office and the Township Engineer's Office. The fee for recording deeds is $25.
The Township's Engineering Division compares the physical description on the deed to the tax map to see if there are any changes and if so researches to see where and why it changed. The Township will accept a copy of the original deed as long as the copy has the County volume and page number on the bottom to verify that the deed has already been recorded in the County.
To change the name on tax records due to marriage, bring a copy of your marriage certificate to the Engineering Division.
To change tax records in the case of death, bring a copy of the death certificate to the Engineering Division. This only changes the tax records for Hamilton Township and does not change the deed. If the relationship is husband and wife this is not really necessary since by virtue of the relationship, ownership is automatic.
If the relationship is other than husband and wife, the deed must state "right of survivorship". If this is stated, a copy of the deed and the death certificate can be brought to the Engineer Division. If this is not stated, the deed must be legally changed and we will receive a copy once it is recorded with the county.
There is a $25 fee to change tax records. Changing a deed must be done through a legal process.
The Township of Hamilton Engineering Division keeps copies of the first page of each deed on file. There is no charge for a copy.
For complete copies of deeds, contact the Mercer County Clerk's Office at 609-989-6470.
You cannot renew a dog license until January of the year the license is due.
To avoid late fees, licenses must be renewed by February 28th by 4 pm of the year the license is due. After February 28th, the initial late fee is $5. $5 is added to the initial late fee for each additional month that it is late.
Please note: Dog licenses for Hamilton Township residents will be issued by the Division of Health's Animal Shelter located at 2100 Sylvan Avenue. For more information, please call the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter at 609-890-3550.
Yes, it is recommended that you notify the animal shelter so that they can update the dog license records. You can call the shelter at 609-890-3555 or submit a request on our website, Hamiltonnj.com under Services.
The dog license fee is $21, $18 if your dog is spayed/neutered (proof required). For Senior Citizens (age 65 and older) the cost is $2 if the animal is spayed/neutered and $5 if not. You may obtain a license or replacement tags at the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter located at 2100 Sylvan Avenue. Access the license application. There is no charge for a replacement tag.
Check, cash and credit card is accepted.
Licenses are due by 4 pm on February 28. Late fees begin March 1, and are an additional $5 each month. If the resident is new to Hamilton or the dog is new and has not been registered before, there is no late fee.
A dog license is good from January to January. Even if you purchase a license in the middle of the calendar year, you are still required to obtain a new license by February 28th of the next calendar year for that entire year.
Any dog 7 months of age or older is required to have a dog license.
If a rabies certificate expires after the due date of Feb 28 to renew a dog license but before November 1 of 2021, in order to avoid paying the late fee starting March 1, the resident can call their Veterinarian to ask if the dog can be vaccinated prior to the rabies expiration date. If not, the Vet may be able to provide a rabies exempt form (PDF).
A new ordinance passed on December 3, 2013 links the number of pets allowed per home to lot size.
Most homes would be subject to a four-pet limit according to the ordinance.
Homes on 25,000 square foot lots or larger, including those in the rural resource conservation zone (R25), would be allowed six pets.
Homeowners with 5,000 square foot lots would be allowed to keep two pets on their property.
Each brick cost is $95.00 including the brick, engraving and installation. The brick will be beautifully engraved and placed in a prominent location in the patio. There are a total of 8,500 bricks available for engraving.
The Township of Hamilton and the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee have an ongoing project to construct the Hamilton Township Patriotic Walkway and Monument Display at the East entrance to Veteran's Park in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey.
Whether you purchase a brick for yourself, as a gift, or as a memorial to a loved one, this is a unique way to make a contribution to the community and be recognized at the same time by leaving a permanent legacy or mark in the community.
The Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee is selling bricks with names and/or statements engraved in them for $50 per brick. These are 4" x 8" bricks with three lines of engraving. Each line has no more than 15 characters including spaces and periods in it. The Committee reserves the right of final approval of the wording.
Please send checks or money orders, for $50 per brick, payable to the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee.
Mail Completed Form and Donation to:
Hamilton Township Patriotic Committeec/o Hamilton Township Department of Public Works240 Tampa AvenueHamilton, New Jersey 08610
The Hamilton Township Patriotic Walkway will be an ongoing project. Please allow sufficient time before your brick is on display (6 to 9 months). For additional information please contact Dana Skwara at the Department of Public Works at 609-890-3567.
There is a map located in the kiosk next to the tank. The names on the map are in alphabetical order. Once you find the name, it will show where the brick is located. The tank is located at the Yardville-Hamilton Square Rd side.
There are a couple of ways to go about donating a tree / plaque in someone's name. You must speak with Tom Everett in the Green House by calling 609-775-7314 to discuss the following options:
The cost to donate a Memorial Bench is $550 to $600 per bench. Donor supplies the plaque. Contact Tom at 609-775-7314 if interested.
Trees: 4 inches by 6 inchesBenches: 3 inches by 6 inches
Donor must provide the plaque. Plaques can be ordered from any place that makes monuments at the donor's expense. (Plaques cost approximately $150 to $250 depending on the amount of writing on the plaque). Albert N Thiel on Greenwood Avenue and Abbey Rose on Route 130 are two places in Hamilton that make plaques.
Note: Plaques are typically placed between April and December so there is no damage to the tree roots.
Completion of these requests are weather dependent. Memorials cannot be placed when the ground is frozen.
No, a sump pump cannot be hooked into the sanitary sewer line. This is against township ordinance. Water from the sump pump should be drained into the owner's own backyard and cannot drain on neighboring properties. Water can also be drained into the street along the curb line, as long as it does not create a hazardous condition, such as ice.
The ideal method for drainage is to have a pipe underneath the ground that hooks into the inlet. However, this is cost-prohibitive.
To discuss sump pump drainage options, submit a Citizen Service Request under "Drainage Concerns, Sump Pump Drainage" and someone from the Engineering Department will contact you.
A sump pump cannot be hooked into the sanitary sewer line.
Water from the sump pump should be drained into the owner's own backyard and cannot drain on neighboring properties.
Water can also be drained into the street along the curb line, as long as it does not create a hazardous condition, such as ice.
The ideal method for drainage is to have a pipe underneath the ground that hooks into the inlet. However, this is cost-prohibitive.
Yes, commercial vehicles will be charged a dumping fee at the Ecological Facility. Only leaves and brush can be dumped by contractors.
Contact Hamstat at 609-586-0311 if you have any questions.
You can drop off 6 non-commercial tires per week at the Ecological Facility. Rims removed.
As long as the vehicle is privately owned (see exception below) and the driver can show ID verifying that they are a Hamilton resident, there is no charge.
If the privately owned vehicle is pulling a trailer that is larger than 4 feet by 8 feet there is a charge. The charge is based on yardage and material.
There is a charge for commercial vehicles. Payment can be made by cash or credit card. No checks.
Contact HamStat at 609-586-0311 if you have any questions.
Yes, if the trailer is larger than 4 feet by 8 feet (even if privately owned) there is a charge based on yardage and materials.
Hamilton does provide a service for residential curbside pick up of brush and leaves so if you are not working in a commercial capacity but you have a trailer that is larger than 4 feet by 8 feet, you can avoid being charged by using this service.
Monday through Fridays: 8 am to 3:30 pmSaturdays: 8 am to 3:30 pmSundays: Closed
Wednesdays from April 6 through September 28th: 8 am to 6:30 pm
The schedule is Weather Sensitive. Contact Hamstat at 609-586-0311 if you have any questions.
Ecological Facility1360 Kuser RoadHamilton, NJ 08619(between Estates Boulevard and Whitehorse Avenue)
Contact Hamstat at 609-586-0311 if you have any questions.
The only items that commercial vehicles can bring to the Eco Facility and pay a fee based on amount is brush and leaves. Eco Facility does not accept commercial concrete or grass.
At this time the Ecological Center is not accepting any wood chips or logs. Please call HAMStat for any updates.
You can register your business/non-profit organization with our helpful Online Registration Form. Simply fill out the application, attach your tax registration certificate and click submit. Once reviewed for completeness, you will be issued a confirmation of your registration for your records.
No, there is no fee to register your business or non-profit organization. It is free for all businesses and non-profit organization in Hamilton Township.
Yes, you are required by law (Ordinance Number 20-024) to register your business or non-profit organization. It is vitally important that the township is aware that you are operating in the business community. This Registry will provide essential information to strengthen municipal/business communications, ensure public safety, and provide valuable statistics.
The Business Registry will be done annually on July 1st. Businesses already registered will be able to renew their business registry and confirm their information.
Yes. While there is no fee to register, a fine will be imposed if you fail to register before December 31st, 2020. Fines shall be assessed at $100 for a first offense and any subsequent offense shall be no greater than $300.
Please visit Election Services for up-to-date Election and Voting information
You may register to vote at any time, however, the registration deadline to vote at the next election is 21 days prior to election day.
You may register to vote if you are a native-born or naturalized citizen who is, 18 years of age by election day, a resident of Mercer County at least 30 days before an election, not serving a sentence, or are on parole or probation for an indictable offense under state or federal law and not denied the right to vote due to court adjudication of mental incompetence
If registered Republican, must vote Republican in the primary.
If registered Democrat, must vote Democrat in the primary.
If registered Independent and there are no Independent candidates, must fill out a Change of Party Affiliation form and either declare a party or register unaffiliated in order to vote in the primary. If there was an Independent candidate, they would need to vote Independent or fill out the Change of Party Affiliation form by the deadline to vote for other than independent candidate.
If Unaffiliated, can vote either Republican or Democrat in the primary. However, political affiliation will become the party that they vote for in the primary and after the primary, they must fill out the Change of Party Affiliation form if they want to go back to unaffiliated or the opposite party.
Applications for employment can be found on our Personnel page.
There is no inspection for residential fences that are not barriers to swimming pools.
A property survey and permit is required even if you are replacing an existing fence and putting the new fence in the same place.
To obtain a permit please bring a copy of your property survey to the Land Use Office, Room 307 in the Municipal Building. Please send a copy of your property survey of the original size (surveys that are manipulated cannot be scaled) and indicate the location of the proposed construction of a fence on the survey with highlighter / colored pencil / pen / marker, etc. There is no fee for an EZ Permit (issued over the counter).
A fence shall be not more than four feet in height along the front lot line and six feet in height along a side lot line and rear lot line.
The height shall not exceed four feet between the front lot line and front building line and the fence shall not be of solid construction within this area. The fence must be at least 50% open.
A fence can be installed right up to the property line.
An EZ Permit-Zoning Permit (PDF) is required for the installation of all fencing. If the fence is serving as a pool barrier, then a Construction Permit 1 (PDF) and Construction Permit 2 (PDF) is needed.
To obtain a permit please bring a copy of your property survey to the Land Use Office, Room 307 in the Municipal Building. Please send a copy of your property survey of the original size (surveys that are manipulated cannot be scaled) and indicate the location of the proposed construction of the fence on the survey with highlighter / colored pencil / pen / marker, etc. There is no fee for an EZ Permit (issued over the counter). EZ permit is good for one year.
An EZ Permit - Zoning Permit (PDF) is required for the installation of all fencing unless the fence is serving as a pool barrier; then a construction permit is needed.
A fence shall be not more than four feet in height along the front lot line and six in height along a side lot line and rear lot line.
To obtain a permit please bring a copy of your property survey to the Land Use Office, Room 307 in the Municipal Building. Please send a copy of your property survey of the original size (surveys that are manipulated cannot be scaled) and indicate the location of the proposed construction of the fence on the survey with highlighter / colored pencil / pen / marker, etc. There is no fee for an EZ Permit (issued over the counter).
EZ permit is good for one year.
Firearms Application and Registration System
When processing of all forms is completed, a phone call will be made to the applicant to pick up their Identification Card or Permit To Purchase A Handgun. Hours of pick-up are 9 am to 11 am and 1:30 pm to 3 pm.
For more information contact the Gun Permit Section of the Police Division at 609-581-4044.
If your homeowner's insurance company says that you are in a flood plain and our maps show that you are not, we will provide a Flood Certification Letter stating that you are not in a flood zone.
The fee for a Flood Certification Letter is $20.
To obtain a letter, please bring in person or mail request and fee to:
To find out if your property is located in a flood zone, you must contact the Engineering Office at 609-890-3636 or submit a Citizen Service Request. Be sure to provide your name, address and contact information and a representative from the Engineering Division will respond to your inquiry.
As the Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to release Preliminary Work Maps of flood zones in New Jersey, residents with questions about National Flood Insurance Program policies have a helpline to call to get the most up-to-date information.
New Jersey residents who need information about flood insurance based on the newly released National Flood Insurance Program Preliminary Work Maps for New Jersey may call 877-287-9804 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
How Do I Get Rid Of It?
Was the whole street missed or just your house?
The garbage men have until 6 pm on your regularly scheduled garbage day to pick up. If your whole street was missed and it is before 6 pm on your scheduled garbage day, it is not considered missed. If it is after 6 pm, please contact the Call Center at 609-586-0311 and leave a message or call back the next morning. The Call Center hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
If just your house was missed you can contact the Call Center at 609-586-0311.
Before you call, make sure that your garbage meets the solid waste disposal service requirements:
If the garbage was missed on a Friday or Saturday, since it is after business hours, submit a service request online so that we can notify CJW immediately. If you do not have a computer, contact the call center at 609-586-0311 on Monday morning.
This depends on how much snow is received. Sometimes the garbage trucks are called off the road for plowing and safety reasons.
If the garbage men are unable to pick up your garbage on your regularly scheduled garbage day due to snow, it will be picked up on your next regularly scheduled pick-up day.
The number of bags should not exceed 7 per dwelling on a single collection day.
Each container and its contents must not exceed 50 lbs and be equipped with at least one handle for pulling or lifting.
Receptacles may be placed beginning at dusk of the night before the scheduled collection day but no later than 6 am of the collection day.
All receptacles or solid waste containers shall be constructed of metal or plastic and shall be watertight and fitted with a tight-fitting covering which shall prevent spilling or leakage of contents. For single-family residences, each container shall have the capacity of not more than 35 gallons for garbage and shall be equipped with at least one handle for pulling and lifting.
If a resident calls to report a missing or damaged garbage can after the scheduled day, the resident can call 1-888-870-8566. Central Jersey Waste will go out to the home and double-check if this is a legitimate complaint before replacement is made.
There will be no garbage collection on the following holidays in 2022. If your regularly scheduled day falls on one of these holidays, garbage will be collected on your next scheduled day.
Golf Lessons are available.
To make arrangements, contact the Golf Center at 581-4048.
2022 Hours of Operation:
The golf center will open on April 1st and Close for the season on Monday October 31st.
Opening Day is April 1, 2022.
The Golf Center is located at 5 Justice Samuel Alito Way. The phone number is 581-4048.
See the Grafton House Page.
If the grass and/or weeds is at least 10 inches high, submit a Citizen Service Request (request type "Grass", "High Grass Residential"). A Zoning Inspector will investigate the complaint to see if it warrants a violation; the grass and/or weeds must be at least 10 inches high (in accordance with Municipal Code of Ordinance Sec 66-71).
If the height of the grass and/or weeds meet this criteria:
The resident is billed for this service and failure to pay results in a lien being placed on the property.
A complaint concerning weed and debris clean-ups can be initiated by the Health Department, the Public Works Department or the Engineering Office. Once the homeowner is notified by mail and the problem is not addressed, the Public Works crews will physically do the clean-up and then will turn the billing over to the Tax Office. Upon receipt of the billing, we will send a bill to the owner for the township clean-up work. If the bill goes unpaid, this will become eligible for the lien Tax Sale that is held each December by the Tax Office.
If someone has a concern regarding the billing (how much the amount owed is, if any interest is needed), collecting or enforcing of this bill, please have them contact the Tax Office.
If they are questioning the make-up of the billing - for example, who did this work, how many hours were the township workers involved with the clean-up, etc. - this should be addressed to the Health Department.
The Township maintains these properties according to a schedule. The schedule may be interrupted due to rain, equipment breakdowns, etc.
To apply for plates or a placard, complete the Application for Vehicle License Plates and/or Placards (PDF) and visit your local Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) agency or mail the application to:
NJMVC Special Plate UnitP.O. Box 015Trenton, NJ 08666-0015
A copy of the vehicle registration must be included with plate applications. There is no additional charge for handicapped plates.
Applicants without a license or non-driver identification card must prove their identity by passing 6 Point ID Verification.
Note: Handicapped plates cannot be issued for vehicles owned by or leased to companies, organizations or groups.
To apply for a temporary parking placard:
Temporary placards are issued for six months, with one six-month renewal allowed. To renew, you must bring a note from the doctor verifying that you need an extension, along with the placard, to the Traffic Unit of the police department.
This does not apply to renewing of temporary placards.
You must renew your handicapped plates every year as part of the state-wide renewal process. If you no longer qualify for the plates, you must surrender your handicapped plates and "Disabled Person Identification Card" and apply for a new set of regular license plates at any MVC Agency.
You must renew your handicapped placard every three years. You will receive an application in the mail. You must provide proof that the qualifying medical conditions still apply to receive a new placard and send your original "Disabled Person Identification Card." Photocopies will not be accepted. There is no fee to renew your placard.
If you do not receive your renewal application in the mail, visit any Agency or call 609-292-6500 or 888-486-3339 to request one or print the application (PDF).
Mail the completed application to:
NJMVCSpecial Plate UnitP.O. Box 015Trenton, NJ 08666-0015
Renewal applications will take 15 business days to process. There is no fee for the identification card or placard.
Note: MVC may require you to submit a physician's statement recertifying your qualification for handicapped plates or placards as provided under NJ.A.C. 13:20-9.1(a)4.
Visit an MVC Agency and bring your placard. You cannot request a new ID Card in the mail.
There is no fee for a replacement.
Note: If you have lost the Disabled Person Identification Card and the placard, you must bring proper identification and a notarized statement confirming the loss of these items.
See the Application Instructions for more detailed information.
Visit your local MVC Agency and bring your original "Disabled Person Identification Card". If the placard was damaged, bring the damaged placard and your original ID Card. There is no fee for a replacement.
Or you can mail the request to:Motor Vehicle CommissionSpecial Plate UnitP.O. Box 015Trenton, NJ 08666-0015
Qualified individuals can apply for either or both: one set of license plates and one placard. You need to decide which is best for your individual driving and/or parking needs. When applying for either, an identification card is issued that names you as the qualified individual. When using either the license plates or placard to park, you must have your identification card with you.
License Plates: Handicapped symbol license plates may be issued to only one motor vehicle owned, operated, or leased by a person with a disability or owned by a family member who provides transportation for that person. The vehicle can only park in designated handicapped symbol parking spaces when the individual designated on the identification card is either driving or a passenger in the vehicle. There is no additional charge for the handicapped symbol license plates beyond the normal cost for regular plates. (Handicapped symbol license plates cannot be issued for vehicles owned by, or leased to, companies, organizations or groups). Be certain that you enclose a photocopy of the current (valid) vehicle registration with your application. Failure to submit a legible copy will cause delays in receiving your plates.
Placard: A placard in conjunction with the identification card can be used in any vehicle you ride in, whether or not you own it. The placard authorizes the driver of the vehicle to park in designated handicapped symbol parking spaces when the individual designated on the identification card is either driving or a passenger in the vehicle. Since the placard is transferrable from vehicle to vehicle, only one will be issued to each qualified applicant. There is no charge for the placard.
Identification Card: A "Disabled Person Identification Card" is issued with either the license plates or placard and is valid as long as the license plates and/or placard continue to be renewed. When using either the license plates or placard to park in designated handicapped symbol parking spaces, you must have your identification card with you. It is non-transferable and will be forfeited if presented by any other person. The qualifying individual must be a New Jersey resident. Any abuse of this privilege is cause for revocation of the identification card, placard and/or license plates.
You are eligible to apply for handicapped plates or a placard if you are affected by one of the following conditions:
No other person is eligible for special parking privileges. A physician's certificate is required as part of the initial application process and MVC may require you to submit a statement from your doctor recertifying qualification at the time of renewal. (N.J.A.C. 13:20-9.1 (a) 4.).
Download the Application for Vehicle License Plates and/or Placard for Persons with a Disability (PDF) for more detailed information.
A prerequisite to applying for a handicapped parking space is that you must have a handicapped license plate or placard. If you do not have a handicapped license plate or placard, you must apply through your local Motor Vehicle Office's Special Plate Unit.
If you already possess a handicapped license plate or placard, to request a handicapped parking space in Hamilton, NJ, you must fill out a form. Forms can be obtained in the Traffic Unit of the Police Division. You can contact the Hamilton, NJ Police Division's Traffic Unit at 609-581-4024.
Once the completed form is received, someone from the Traffic Unit will review the request by inspecting the location and making a determination. If it is recommended, a Council Action Request is sent to the Township Legal Department to prepare the Ordinance for the Council Agenda. All requests must go before Council for approval. Ordinances must go on for two readings. Ordinances become law 20 days after the Mayor signs them, and they must be published. After the ordinance is signed by the Mayor, the Traffic Bureau sends a request to the Public Works Sign Shop to paint the box and post the sign.
Residents must have a current "Permanent" NJ State Handicapped license plate or placard, and a note from the applicant's doctor. Applicants can contact the Traffic Unit at 609-581-4024 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for additional information.
Applicants can pick up an application Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Police Headquarters, or contact the Traffic Unit at 609-581-4024.
Woman, Infant and Children supplemental nutrition program.
This program is a supplemental feeding program for pregnant women and children 0 to 5 years of age based on income eligibility standards. Nutritional assessment and teaching are also provided. If you would like information concerning this program, call 609-587-8100 for an appointment.
WIC has a new location at the Bromley Center, located at 1801 East State Street, Hamilton NJ 08609.
Eligibility is based on income standards. Call 609-587-8100 for information.
A Public Health Nurse is available upon request to visit all new parents and newborn babies in the community. The purpose of this visit is to inform residents of the services available through the Division of Health and if necessary, refer them to any County, State, or private agency which may be of service to them. The Public Health Nurse will reinforce baby care practices, and answer questions related to newborn / child care and family health. Appropriate educational materials are provided. Call 609-890-3884 for information and to schedule a visit.
Call 609-587-8100 for information regarding the WIC clinic (Women, Infant and Children's Clinic). This is the main number and all WIC calls must start at their office.
Formula for infants up to one year old and various high protein cereals and foods for children up to age of five. Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women are eligible for WIC and also receive a supplemental food program.
Hamilton Township offers numerous free Child Health Conferences each month. These clinics offer physical examinations for children from infancy up to age 6 and provide vaccines for Hamilton Township students up to age 18. The clinic is staffed by a licensed pediatrician and qualified Public Health Nurses. The services include physical examinations, TB testing, and lead screening (for children from infancy up to age 6) and age-appropriate immunizations (immunizations are offered up to age 18 years old and for all college students if eligible) as needed. This service is available for those without health insurance or whose insurance does not cover immunizations. Child Health Conference is available by appointment only.
For an appointment please call 609-890-3884.
No. We can only treat well children and administer appropriate immunizations (as needed). You can take them to any area emergency room or call the area hospitals. Ask the hospital about their pediatric clinics, and they will tell you if you qualify for service. Family Care programs may be available with eligibility guidelines. Call 609-588-6705 for more information.
Families who are uninsured or underinsured (insurance does not cover vaccines) and who live in Hamilton Township or whose children attend a school in Hamilton Township may receive their immunizations free of charge. Immunizations are given at the Hamilton Township Division of Health from infancy up to age 6. In addition, immunizations are available for Hamilton Township students, school-age through age 18, and for all college students if eligible. Call the Health Department at 609-890-3884 to schedule an appointment.
Flu vaccines are provided to homebound residents. Please call the Public Health Nursing Section at 609-890-3884 for availability and appointment.
No, you do not have to live in Hamilton.
Clinics are held every Tuesday, 9 am to noon They are a free walk-in clinic.
For information or questions, call 609-890-3884 or 609-890-3647
The New Jersey State Government has canceled funding for HIV Testing Supplies that have been previously used to perform free HIV tests at Hamilton's Division of Health. As a result, effective July 1, 2019, free HIV tests will no longer be performed at Hamilton's Division of Health.
However, the following two locations will provide free HIV Testing:
Henry J. Austin Health Center321 North Warren StreetTrenton, NJ 08618Phone: 609-278-5945Walk-In Hours: 9 am - 3:30 pm (Closed during lunch hour)
Hyacinth Foundation849 West State Street, 1st FloorTrenton, NJ 08618Phone: 609-396-8322Walk-In Hours: 9 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Flu immunizations are provided free of charge to Hamilton Township residents beginning in early fall. Proof of residency is required.
Please see the the 2022 Clinic Below:
No, the STD clinic is a free, walk-in clinic (no appointment is needed). The Hamilton Township Division of Health located at 2100 Greenwood Avenue provides free and confidential counseling, testing and / or treatment. Sometimes the clinic may have many patients, so be prepared to allow enough waiting time.
The hours are every Tuesday from 9 am to 12 noon. For information or questions call 609-890-3884 or 609-890-3647.
Treatment is provided at this clinic for most of the identified diseases, free of charge.
The clinic is a free, walk-in clinic that provides free and confidential counseling and testing.
STD clinics are held at the Hamilton Township Division of Health located at 2100 Greenwood Avenue on Tuesdays from 9 am to noon. For information or questions, call 609-890-3884 or 609-890-3647.
Hamilton's Division of Health would like to remind residents that it will continue to provide its free STD Confidential Clinics and free STD testing services. STD Clinics take place every Tuesday (except holidays) from 9 am to Noon at Hamilton's Division of Health, located at 2100 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08609 (located next to the Hamilton Township Municipal Building).
Patients are examined to diagnose symptoms. Testing is done for commonly sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes, and Hepatitis B. Hep C is provided at a fee.
Private Flu Clinics-over 55 Communities (No restrictions except for Pneumonia Vaccine - must be 65 and older or an adult with a chronic medical indication)
Dates will be available in the fall.
2022 Flu Clinic Schedule:
Provided at no out-of-pocket charge to Hamilton residents, flu clinics will begin on September 30. The Division recommends that all residents aged 6-months and older get an annual flu shot. The Division's 55+ clinics are targeted at our high-risk population including senior citizens, the chronically ill, and individuals with special needs. We recommend that you consult with your physician if you have any questions as to whether you should receive this immunization.
Note: The current seasonal influenza vaccine is required every year for children 6 months through 59 months of age in order to attend daycare/pre-school after January 1.
In addition to adults, children over the age of 9 may also attend these clinics but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Pneumonia vaccines will be offered to residents ages 65+ at all township flu clinics, or by appointment. To make an appointment call 609-890-3884 or 609-586-0311.
If getting both the flu and pneumonia vaccine during the same visit, the shots must be given in different arms. If there is a reason that the resident cannot receive a shot in both arms at the same time, then the flu shot only will be given and they will be asked to come back in two weeks to receive the pneumonia shot in that arm.
Please note that you may print, complete, and bring with you the Flu Vaccine Registration and Consent Form (PDF) to save time.
The clinics are open to Township residents only. Proof of residency is required. In addition to all adults, children over the age of 9 may also attend these clinics, but must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
Flu vaccines are also available for homebound residents and can be scheduled by contacting the Hamilton Township Division of Health directly at 609-890-3884 for an appointment.
Please see our walk in clinics below:
Pneumonia Vaccine is available all year for everyone 65 years of age or older or persons of all ages who have chronic illnesses including diabetes, cardiac, or respiratory conditions. Please call the Hamilton Township Division of Health at 609-890-3884 to schedule an appointment.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 visit the COVID-19 Information Hub or call 2-1-1.
If a resident feels that they, or a member of their family, has a mental health problem and needs professional help, contact the Hamilton Township Division of Health for a referral to the appropriate agency at 609-890-3884 or 609-890-3647.
Hamilton Alliance Against Substance Abuse: Alcohol / Drug Counseling / Referral
Any resident who has or suspects they, or a family member, has an alcohol / drug problem may call the Hamilton Township Division of Health for a referral to the appropriate agency. Call 609-890-3821.
Henry J. Austin Health Center, Inc.
Provide information and literature to the public concerning personal health and public health programs. Works in conjunction with other sections of the Division of Health. Conducts classes and seminars concerning public health issues / topics and communicates with the community through newspapers, radio and speaking engagements.
Home-generated medical waste is waste produced as a result of medical care in the home (home self-care) through self-administration practices or by a family member or other person not receiving money for their services. Home-generated medical waste is created through the administration of injectable medications and other invasive or non-invasive procedures. It includes, but is not limited to, syringes, needles with attached tubing, and other materials.
Medical waste produced by health care workers (physicians, nurses, home health aides, etc.) as a result of providing medical care in the home is not home-generated medical waste. It is Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) as defined in the NJ.A.C. 7:26-3A and must be disposed of by a licensed RMW generator in accordance with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) RMW regulations. The responsibility for the proper and safe disposal of regulated medical waste rests with the health care professional providing services in the home.
Home generators of medical waste include any individual who produces waste as a result of medical care in the home (home self-care) through self-administration practices or by a family member or other person not receiving money for their services.
Yes. The improper disposal of syringes or reusable hypodermic needles is regulated by State law (N.J.S.A. 2A:170-25.17). This Statute prohibits any person from discarding disposable or reusable hypodermic needles or syringes, in public or private places which are accessible to other persons (including trespassers) without first destroying the needle or syringe. This means you are responsible for destroying your needles and syringes, even when you visit other people. Violators of this Statute can be fined up to $500 and/or imprisoned or both. If visiting other states, check their laws to determine whether your medical waste is regulated and the proper disposal methods.
Medical waste produced by health care workers (physicians, nurses, home health aides, etc.) as a result of providing medical care in the home is not home-generated medical waste. It is Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) as defined in the NJ.A.C. 7:26-3A, and must be disposed of by a licensed RMW generator in accordance with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) RMW regulations. The responsibility for the proper and safe disposal of regulated medical waste rests with the health care professional providing services in the home.
Environmental investigations are conducted to enforce state and local Sanitary and Public Health codes within the municipality. Citizen complaints are investigated pertaining to:
Other areas of inspection and / or certification are:
To make a complaint, call Hamstat at 609-586-0311.
The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs oversees Housing Assistance programs. For additional information call 609-633-0973 or email.
No, we are not absorbing in.
The list is currently closed so no applications are being accepted. The list re-opened in 2018. The list is currently closed.
When the list re-opens, it will be advertised in the Trentonian. Applications will be accepted electronically on the township website.
You will be notified by mail within 4 weeks from the date the list closes as to whether or not you made the list. If you make the list, you will be put on the waiting list. When you move to the top of the list, you will be issued a voucher if you still qualify.
Contact the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) at 609-292-8537 or Trenton Housing Authority (THA) at 609-989-7531.
DCA handles the whole state THA handles all of Mercer County. Other then that, they would have to contact the town they intend to move or look into.
Previously known as Section 8.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the Federal Government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market.
No, there is no screening process. The applications are taken in order received.
If an application was already submitted and you made the list and want to know where you are on the list, you must visit the HUD office in person. Proof of identity and proof of address is required.
We will only tell you if you are still on the list, not where you are on the list.
The Housing Rehabilitation Program is designed to provide homeowners with a means to make necessary repairs to their home. The homeowner must live in the house. This is a forgivable loan, where if the homeowner stays in the house for more then 10 years after the repairs are made, there is no loan; it becomes a grant. If the homeowner moves out or sells the home it is prorated accordingly. There are no exceptions.
After the application (PDF) is filled out and all necessary documents are compiled, contact the Housing Office at 609-890-3675 to set up an appointment to review the paperwork.
Eligibility Requirements apply.
Yes, $ 15,000. However, this is on a sliding scale based on family size and the income of the entire family residing there.
Yes, until the 10 years are over or should the amount get repaid.
Yes, it will be inspected by the program's inspector during and upon completion and if needed by other inspectors that the Township requires.
The projects are primarily funded by the Office of Housing and Urban Development of the Federal Government. The funds are allocated each year and can be used until exhausted.
The Administrative portion has a minimal affect on the Township budget.
Electronic items are picked up by Public Works. Call HamStat Call Center at 609-586-0311 to arrange for a pick up of electronic items such as:
Or submit a citizen service request under "Electronic Pick Up".
Place item curbside by 7:30 am on the Monday following your request, and Public Works will pick it up during the week. These items may also be dropped off at the Ecological Facility. The Ecological Facility will have a drop-off box to collect old cell phones.
Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, and Freezers are picked up curbside by Public Works. All doors must be removed.
To arrange for a pickup, submit a citizen service request (select "Freon/Metal Pick Up") or call HamStat at 609-586-0311 and you will be placed on a list for pickup. Pick-up will occur the week following your request. Place the item curbside by 7:30 am on the Monday following your request, and Public Works will pick it up one day during that week. Items may also be dropped off at the Ecological Facility.
If your refrigerator or freezer is in working condition and greater than 10 cubic feet in size, visit the New Jersey Refrigerator / Freezer Recycling Program where you can receive $50 for your refrigerator or freezer.
All of the oil and gas must be drained from the riding lawn mower. Once drained, contact the HamStat Call Center at 609-586-0311 to arrange for a curbside metal (white goods) pick up by Public Works.
Metal items such as:
are picked up curbside by Public Works.
To arrange for a pickup, submit a citizen service request (select "Freon/Metal Pick Up) or call HamStat at 609-586-0311 and you will be placed on a list for pickup. Pick-up will occur the week following your request for a pickup. Place the item curbside by 7:30 am on the Monday following your request, and Public Works will pick it up one day during that week. Items may also be dropped off at the Ecological Facility.
X-rays can be dropped off at the facility where they were taken or can be dropped off at the radiology department at RWJ at Hamilton; call 609-584-6611 for the file room at RWJ).
You can take your fire extinguisher to Continental Fire and Safety located at:2740 Kuser RoadHamilton NJ 08691Phone: 609-588-0096Toll Free: 800-313-1846
Throw away small (18 inches or less) cylinder fire extinguishers, which must be empty, in your household trash. To empty, put the extinguisher in two heavy-duty plastic bags, such as contractor bags. Then, fold over the top of the bags to seal them and step on the seal with your foot to be sure it stays closed. Grab the lever through the bag with your hand and squeeze slowly to let out all the contents. Then tie the bags tightly and throw it out in your trash.
Dispose of aerosol extinguishers in the household trash. Aerosol extinguishers differ from traditional cylinder fire extinguishers - the fire suppressant is in an aerosol can, much like hair spray and spray paint.
Kerosene can be taken to Mercer County Improvement Authority's (MCIA) Chemical and Electronics Waste Disposal Day. Events will be held at the Dempster Fire School located at 350 Lawrence Station Road on:
Events are from 8 am to 2 pm. View a list of additional accepted materials.
There are strict COVID-19 protocol residents must follow:
Every year in January, Public Works collects Christmas trees. It starts on January 3, 2022 and ends on January 21, 2022. Hamilton residents place their Christmas Trees at their properties' curbside and Public Works will pick-up and dispose of the trees. Flocked trees are accepted.
As part of the service, residents are asked the following:
Hamilton residents can also dispose of Christmas trees at the Township's Ecological Facility, which is located on Kuser Road, on weekdays between the hours of 8 am and 3:30 pm and on Saturdays between the hours of 8 am and 3:30 pm. The Township Ecological Facility offers this drop-off service free-of-charge to Hamilton residents; however, any commercial vehicles that drop off Christmas trees will be charged a fee.
For questions regarding Christmas tree collection, residents can call 609-586-0311 (609-HAMSTAT) between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm.
A couch may be placed out for bulk collection on the 2nd scheduled trash day of the week for bulk pick up. (Maximum of 3 bulk items on the 2nd trash day.)
Dehumidifiers can either be dropped off at the Ecological Facility or can be scheduled for a curbside metal/white goods pick up for Public Works.
Fences would be considered a bulk item. For chain link fences please call HAMStat at 609-586-0311 to arrange a metal pickup or drop it off at the ecological facility located at 1360 Kuser Road. All concrete must be removed.
For Wood Fences: Cut into 4 feet in length, bundled and tied, weighing less then 50 pounds, nails must be removed or bent. Maximum of 3 bundles each 2nd trash day. Work done by contractors will not be taken.
The hot tub must be cut down into 4 foot lengths weighing no more than 50 pounds. This is considered a bulk pick up item and must be placed curbside on your second garbage collection day (Thursday, Friday or Saturday).
For disposal of large quantity of cooking grease, contact a cooking grease recycler. Companies that provide this service are:
A mattress and a box spring may go out on the 2nd regular garbage day of the week for bulk pick up (maximum of 3 bulk items on the 2nd day).
Pianos must be taken apart and broken down under 50 pounds. 3 pieces of the piano may be placed out on the 2nd regular trash day of the week (3 bulk items is the maximum).
Satellite dishes can be put out on 2nd garbage day of the week as bulk item.
A toilet goes out on the 2nd trash day of the week for bulk collection. No bags or box. Maximum of 3 bulk items on the 2nd trash day.
The mailbox is located in Veteran's Park in front of the Public Works Maintenance Building. The building is situated near the Kuser Road entrance to the park.
Once a year the Mercer County Division of Veteran Services partners with local veterans from American Legion Post 31 and the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee to hold the "flag retirement" ceremony. The official decommissioning ceremony is usually held in June.
American flags that are tattered, soiled or otherwise "unfit for display" will be burned in a dignified manor in a pit in the ground during the ceremony.
If resident is doing the work themselves, they must first contact Jonathan Holmes at MCIA by calling 609-278-8083. There are many regulations that the resident must conform to and Jonathan will go over all of them with the resident.
If no one answers the phone at the provided number, leave a message and Jonathan will return the call.
For more information on how to dispose of or recycle batteries go to the Call2Recycle website.
Must contact disposal company of your choice to make an arrangement. Blacktop is no longer accepted at curbside or the Ecological Facility.
Car batteries can be taken to the Ecological Facility.
They can also be taken to MCIA's Household Chemical and Electronics Waste Disposal Day (PNG) held at Dempster Fire School.
Concrete is not accepted at the Ecological Facility or curbside for garbage. For concrete disposal, contact Vinch at 609-883-3644. There is a fee to dump concrete.
Grass clippings can be placed curbside on your regular trash day in bags or containers. (Not in cardboard boxes.) Bags and containers can weigh no more than 50 pounds. Containers must have handles.
Central Jersey Waste will take as many bags as they can on the first scheduled collection day. As long as additional bags are not added, they will pick up the rest on your second regularly scheduled collection day.
Grass Clippings may also be dropped off at the Ecological Facility.
Hay may not be dropped off at the Ecological Facility. It must be placed in bags or containers, not to weigh more than 50 pounds and placed out on your regularly scheduled garbage collection day.
MCIA has advised this is considered non-toxic and can go in regular household garbage.
Nails can be taken to the Ecological Facility where they can be thrown in the metal dumpster.
Water-based or latex paint is not a hazardous waste and therefore can be included with household garbage, however not in liquid form. Remove lids and fill cans with absorbent material such as sand or kitty litter and completely dry out. Containers of dried latex paint (without lids) can be placed curbside or in tightly sealed plastic bags on your 2nd trash day of the week.
Oil or lead based paint must be taken to MCIA's Household Chemical and Electronics Waste Disposal Day. Events will be held at the Dempster Fire School located at 350 Lawrence Station Road, March 26, 2022, June 4, 2022, September 10, 2022. Events are from 8 am to 2 pm.
For a list of additional materials that are accepted, view a helpful infographic from the MCIA (PNG).
Goodwill Home Medical Equipment collects, sanitizes, refurbishes and sells gently used, durable medical equipment and unopened medical supplies at affordable prices
For a list of items with directions on the correct way to get rid of them view our 2022 Guide (PDF).
Project Medicine Drop accepts solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers and pet medications seven days a week, 365 days a year. The boxes are located within the headquarters of participating police departments and are highly visible with the "Project Medicine Drop" logo. Syringes or liquids are not accepted. A drop box is located at the Hamilton Police Station. Visit the Project Medicine Drop Locator and scroll down to Mercer County to find additional locations.
If a drug take back or collection program is not available follow these steps to properly dispose of your prescription drugs:
This applies to Home Generated Medical Waste only.
PhysiciansAsk your physician if they will take your used syringes once they are properly placed in a container.
Household WasteFollow these steps to safely dispose of your syringes in your municipal trash. Your syringes must be placed in rigid containers that will protect people from needle sticks and use containers that are unlikely to break open on their way to the landfill.
To be determined.
Park rental regulations
Park rental E-form
The Kuser Gazebo is available for weddings only. There is no fee to use the gazebo. To book a wedding at the Kuser Farm Park Gazebo, contact the Recreation Office at 609-890-4028.
To join the Kuser Farm Mansion email list, please email your contact information or call 609-890-3630 for more information.
Must give 30 days notice to book the gazebo at Kuser Farm for a wedding. Email Patti Krzywulak or call 609-890-3874
The Kuser Gazebo is available for wedding ceremonies and / or photos.
If interested in booking a wedding at Kuser Gazebo, please contact Nicole Zoller at Recreation at 890-4028 or email.
These presentations and movies are free. Movies are inside the Mansion shown on the Kuser's original Cinemascope screen. For questions or to register for an event, please email Patti Krzywulak, Program Coordinator or call 609-890-3630.
Chairs are provided but for your added comfort, you are invited to bring a chair cushion or lawn chair. To RSVP, please call 609-890-3630 or email.
Kuser Farm Mansion will be open for tours starting Saturday, March 5th, 2022 through Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 11 am to 3 pm. The last walk through tour will start at 2:15 pm. We will be open every Saturday and Sunday with the exception of April 17th (Easter).
Visit the Kuser Mansion page to learn more about the Kuser Mansion Tours.
For more information, please call 609-890-3630.
Kuser Farm Mansion is located at:
390 Newkirk AvenueHamilton, NJ 08610
To RSVP or questions about upcoming events, call the Mansion at 890-3630 and leave a message.
Christmas at Kuser Farm Mansion 2022 please click here
Years ago, the State of NJ had a Landlord-Tenant division within one of its many departments, but ultimately dissolved that division, leaving the topic of rent control up to the individual municipalities. Back in 2002, Hamilton Township abolished rent control within the township. If you visit the township's website, www.hamiltonnj.com, go to "Departments", then go to "Clerk", you will see a selection for "Ordinances Online". Information on the township's Rent Leveling Commision may be found in § 5-145 through § 5-172 of the Code.For those who had tenancy prior to 2002, rent control in Hamilton Township applies to:
For tenants who had tenancy prior to September 1, 2002, their rent may only be raised a certain percentage each year, and they must meet the following criteria to qualify:
If tenant meets these requirements, the percentage they may be increased each year is called the "Rent Control Consumer Price Index (CPI)". The amount that the rent can be raised is determined by the Current CPI (Consumer Price Index) figures. Figures are taken from a nationwide federal average. The definition of the Consumer Price Index is as follows: it is the measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services (U.S.) Department of Labor). Landlords must use the current figure provided at the time of sending their notices, not the projected figures for when the rent increase actually becomes effective. This figure is calculated every year by the Secretary of the Rent Leveling Commission.
September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023.
If landlord supplies heat to the tenants: 7.9%
If tenant pays own heat the permitted increase in rent is 60% of the 7.9%, which equals 4.7% (REMINDER: rent control applied to tenants who had tenancy prior to September 1, 2002 in the same apartment complex or home. If tenant took tenancy after the September , 2002 date, rent control no longer is applicable to tenant). (Further information can be found in the Hamilton Township Code of Ordinances, Article V. Boards, Commissions, Committees and Agencies; Division 16. Rent Leveling Commission; Section 2-741 through 2-768.
With the exception of building inspection issues and landlord registration, the Township does not get involved in landlord/tenant issues or disputes. For other tenant/landlord affairs information, residents may contact the NJ Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards, Landlord / Tenant Division by calling 609-292-7899 or by mail at:
NJ Department of Community AffairsDivision of Codes and Standards, Landlord/Tenant DivisionP.O. Box 805Trenton NJ 08625
If a resident wishes to obtain a copy of the "Truth in Renting" brochure that is published by the State of New Jersey, they must submit their request in writing. Formal complaints must be filed with the Mercer County Superior Court - Special Civil Part, which can be reached at 609-571-4483.
If a tenant feels that their rent increase is "excessive", they must notify their landlord in writing, stating "I feel the increase is unfair, excessive and not warranted. I do not intend to pay this increase, I do feel I can afford ___ per month". If a resolution cannot be reached amicably between landlord and tenant, the landlord may file a complaint in Mercer County Superior Court. The tenant must be sure to appear, because if they do not, an Eviction Notice can be issued within 3 days. To contact Mercer County Superior Court-Special Civil Part, call 609-571-4483.
Below is a link to the LSNJLAW website, which is provided by Legal Services of New Jersey. This page offers information on Landlord-Tenant topics. Additionally, if you scroll down, on the right-hand side, you will see a link to a free publication called "Tenants' Rights in New Jersey".
In addition to this website, the New Jersey Courts website, offers a self-help section and a section dedicated to "Landlord Tenant Services and Resources". www.njcourts.gov
If you ultimately need to seek the services of a private attorney, and you're not sure how to proceed, the Mercer County Bar Association offers a Lawyer Referral Service. Information and instructions may be found on their website, www.mercerbar.com, under the “Find A Lawyer” selection at the top right of their page.
Whether you own an apartment complex or rent a room in your home, the Township requires all landlords to be registered (PDF). Failure to register and have your unit inspected will result in monetary fines and penalties.
At the time of registration of a rental unit as required by sec. 66-78(c)(1), and prior to the issuance of a rental unit registration certificate, the landlord or agent thereof must pay a fee in accordance with the following schedule for the purpose of having the rental unit inspected by the township and having the township issue the rental unit registration certificate:
Upon initial registration and following the expiration of every five year period thereafter a fee of $50 shall be assessed, to be collected within 90 days following the passage of this ordinance, which includes an inspection and one subsequent re-inspection (to be completed within 30 days of a failed initial inspection). Multi-unit facilities containing four or more units shall be assessed a fee of $50 per unit collected in equal annual installments over a five year period, with the first payment due within 90 days following the passage of this ordinance. Prepayment of this fee shall not be penalized.
Upon the full payment of the $50 registration fee the landlord or agent thereof shall receive a coupon that may be used for one re-inspection or change of occupancy inspection required to be conducted of the particular rental unit for which the fee has been paid. This coupon is not transferable to any other rental unit and expires at the end of the five year period for which it was issued;
In the alternative, if the total registration fee due for a multi-unit facility is paid at the time of registration or subsequent renewal of registration, then the landlord or agent shall receive a number of coupons calculated by dividing the total registration fee paid, by $75. These coupons may be used for re-inspection or change of occupancy inspections at the multi-unit facility.
Any change of occupancy, except those changes of occupancies specified during the initial registration or upon each subsequent five year inspection, shall be assessed a fee as required pursuant to section 66-64(c)(d)(f) of this code.
Fees not paid shall be subject to a late fee of $30 per month.
If the owner of the property is a senior citizen who resides in a unit of the property and rents out the remaining unit and would otherwise qualify under the State of New Jersey property tax deduction under NJ.S.A. 54:4-8.41, there shall be no fee.
(a) It shall be the duty of every person who shall contract, undertake or agree or who shall have contracted, undertaken or agreed, orally or in writing, to heat or to furnish heat for any building within the township occupied as a residence by two or more families to furnish sufficient heat to any occupied part of such building so as to maintain, at all times between the hours of 6 am and 11 pm, a minimum temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit and, between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am, a minimum temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The supply of heat required in this section shall be furnished for or to all buildings or parts thereof used for business or living purposes from October 1 in each year to May 1 of the succeeding year and on all other days of the year when the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees Fahrenheit for any 24-hour period, provided that the requirement of this section shall not apply to buildings or parts thereof used for any trade or business in which high or low temperatures are essential. The term "contracted," as used in this section, shall be construed to mean and include any written or implied contract, lease or letting, and the presence of any heating outlets, radiators, risers or returns in any hall, room or other part of a building shall be prima facie evidence of an implied contract. The presence of any central heating plant, furnace or boiler under the control of the owner, lessee or person in charge of the building shall also be prima facie evidence of an implied contract.
With the exception of building inspection issues and landlord registration, the Township does not get involved in landlord/tenant issues or disputes. For other tenant/landlord affairs information, residents may contact the NJ Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards, Landlord / Tenant Division by phone 609-292-7899, or by mail at:
P.O. Box 805Trenton NJ 08625
If a resident wishes to obtain a copy of the "Truth in Renting" brochure (PDF) that is published by the State of New Jersey, they must submit their request in writing. Formal complaints must be filed with the Mercer County Superior Court - Special Civil Part, which can be reached at 609-571-4483.
Please call 609-890-3665 for the Anonymous Landlord Complaint Tip Line.
Hamilton Township Public Works does provide for the pick up of leaves on State roads.
If you reside on a County road, your gutter leaves will be picked up the week of November 21st and December 19, 2022. View schedule.
The Drop Off locations are only available in the Fall.
If you do not wish to wait for collection, you may drop off your leaves at one of the convenient drop off locations from October 17th to December 9th, or at Hamilton's Ecological Facility on Kuser Road. The Ecological Facility is open daily Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 3:30 pm with the exception of holidays.
Contractors are prohibited from using these drop off sites.
Drop off sites:
Bags must be emptied.
No debris or branches. Violators will be prosecuted under Illegal Dumping ordinance Number 73-2.
If you live on one of the following County roads your gutter leaves will be picked up the week of November 21st and December 19th. The township will pick up bagged leaves on a County road.
Contractors are prohibited from placing your leaves curbside in accordance with Ordinance Section 123-13.
By recycling leaves, we remove approximately 12,000 tons of leaves per year from the waste stream and avoid approximately 1.67 million dollars in disposal and pick up fees. Recycling our leaves provides us with the materials needed to make compost that we make available to our residents at no cost.
The Library will not be hosting the volunteer tax assistance program this year. For information on nearby locations offering this service, see Free Tax Assistance Locations, or call 800-906-9887 to speak to a representative. For information on how to obtain New Jersey state tax forms, call 609-292-6400, or visit the Division of Taxes.
See information on obtaining a library card.
In addition to normal Library functions, we offer the following services:
You may sign into any computer that says “available” with your valid library card number, which appears on the back of your card. Nonresidents may obtain a free guest pass for computer use at the reference desk.
See Children's Programs.
See Library Events.
The Hamilton Township Free Public Library is located at:1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. WayHamilton, NJ 08619Phone: 609-581-4060
Contact the library at 581-4060 and press 6 on the prompts to speak to Tom Glover.
Maps are available in the Engineer office and are $10 for a color map. This map only comes in color. If by mail, $10 must be received before the map is printed and mailed.
Maps such as road maps, zoning, tax and house number maps, etc. are available in the Engineering Division: call them at 609-890-3636. They are also available on the Township website, under Departments and Services, Engineering.
Most paper copies are available for a cost of $5 per sheet. Other costs vary according to the type of map requested and are priced by ordinance number 99-008. Digital copies are also available of some maps and are priced by the ordinance.
If the "Court Appearance Required" box has not been checked on the complaint and if the charge is listed on either the Statewide Violations Bureau Schedule or the Local Violations Bureau Schedule, you may pay the fine without appearing in court.
If you are requesting an adjournment you must speak with Municipal Court directly by calling 581-4071 between the hours of 10 am to 3 pm or fax your adjournment request to 581-4198. The request must include the reason you are asking for adjournment and a number where you can be reached. Work reasons are not acceptable.
Note: You are not considered adjourned unless you are notified that your request is approved.
In the event there is an urgent situation (death in the family, medical situation, etc.), documentation is required and can be faxed to 609-581-4198. Faxes are reviewed daily from 8 am to 4 pm.
You are not considered excused until you get approval from the municipal court.
In the case of inclement weather, cases are rescheduled. The court is permitted to cancel only if the municipality closes the offices or if we receive permission from the assignment judge.
You will receive a new notice by mail of your reschedule date.
The Hamilton Municipal Court address is:1270 Whitehorse Mercerville RoadHamilton, NJ 08610Phone: 609-581-4071
Phones are on from 10 am to 3 pm. Leave a detailed message and someone will call you back.
Yes, if it is a payable ticket. You can pay your ticket here.
The amount of the fine is in the Statewide or Local Violations Bureau Schedules. These schedules are available for review at the Municipal Court office. The Statewide Violations Bureau is also posted on the Internet at the New Jersey Courts website.
Check or money order should be made payable to Hamilton Township Courts and mailed to: 1270 Whitehorse-Mercerville RoadHamilton, NJ 08619
Please include an identifier on the check (traffic ticket number or driver's license number).
This means that the Officer has not handed the ticket into the court yet. The wait time for state police tickets is approximately 10 to 15 days. The caller can check the website at a later time. Or callers can mail or pay in person only if they submit their copy of the ticket so the data can be entered to allow the payment to be processed. If their copy is not legible, the court staff would advise them accordingly.
You may pay your fine at the court's payment window, by mail or by using the Internet at the New Jersey Municipal Courts website.
The location and mailing address is:1270 Whitehorse-Mercerville RoadHamilton, NJ 08610
If you pay without going to court, you will be pleading guilty and giving up your right to a lawyer and your right to a trial.
Go to the New Jersey Municipal Courts Portal (NJMCdirect) to find out the amount of your traffic fine. Select "continue". This brings you to a screen "Search for Traffic Ticket or Time Payment Order". Enter information (Hamilton's Court ID Number is 1103). The rest of the information would come from their ticket.
The amount of the fine is in the Statewide or Local Violations Bureau Schedules (PDF). These schedules are available for review at the Municipal Court office. The Statewide Violations Bureau is also posted on the Internet at New Jersey Courts. You can also find out the penalty for the violation by accessing NJ Courts and selecting the Statewide Violations Bureau Schedule, where violations are listed by statute. Although there are exceptions, this would apply to most.
The Municipal Clerk's Office provides Notary Public Service to all residents with proper identification. Do not sign documents prior to appearing before Notary.
You can go to the Clerk's Office from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Also, the library offers free notary service that is open to the public. You are required to bring a driver's license. Please contact the library at 609-581-4060 and press 0 before going to the library to confirm that the notary is in and available to provide this service.
In the event there is an incident/occurrence where negligence is alleged against the Township of Hamilton or where you believe the Township of Hamilton is at fault, a Notice of Claim form must be filed within ninety days of the date of the incident/occurrence, pursuant to NJ.S.A. 59:8-1 et seq. You may file a notice of claim online.
A box truck cannot be kept in a residential zone.
The land use ordinance allows for travel trailers to be on the property, providing they are parked in the rear yard and adhere to side yard set-backs of not being parked or stored within 10 feet from a rear lot line or side lot line.
There is no distance indicated; however, the car cannot block the driveway.
Section 110-31 of the Code of Ordinances, Hamilton Township, New Jersey, provides that a property owner shall keep his or her land "free of brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, invasive plants, filth, garbage, trash and debris where such items are inimical to the preservation of public health, safety or general welfare of the township or which may constitute a fire hazard."
The ordinance (311-7B) states that a contractor (such as lawn service, construction, etc.) is not permitted to start work before 8 am and must end by 8 pm, Monday through Saturday. On Sunday and holidays they are forbidden to work between the hours of 6 pm to 9 am.
Construction operations. Excavation, demolition, construction, repair or alteration cannot work in connection with any building, structure or other improvement except between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm, Monday through Saturday. In the case of urgent necessity or in the interest of public health or safety, the business administrator may grant a permit for excavation, demolition, construction, repair or alteration work for a period not to exceed three days during which the emergency continues, and the permit may be renewed for an additional period of three days where the emergency continues. If the director of public works or the director of engineering, planning and inspections, as the case may be, shall determine that the public health or safety will not be impaired by the excavation, demolition, construction, repair or alteration work of any building, structure or other improvement between the hours of 8 pm and 7 am, and, if he shall further determine that substantial loss or inconvenience would result to any party in interest, he may grant permission for such work to be done between the hours of 8 pm and 7 am, upon application being made at the time the permit for the work is awarded or during the progress of the work.
Construction, repair or alteration work by a homeowner on his own dwelling or property can be done between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm, Monday through Saturday, and between 9 am and 9 pm on Sunday.
View Township Ordinances that have been enacted and are presently in effect.
Note: Dogs can be dangerous and unpredictable. By entering the park you assume the risks.
Yes, fishing is permitted as long as you have a fishing license. A fishing license can be obtained at most sporting goods/hunting supply stores. We recommend contacting the store of your choice to see if they offer this service.
For instance, you can call Cheyenne Mountain Outfitters at 609-570-8430.
There is no requirement to have a bathtub in your house. It is fine to only have shower stalls.
As of March 5, 2018 roofing and siding permits are no longer needed for single-family homes only. If the single-family house is attached to another house(s), such as a townhouse, condo, or row house, then a permit is required.
If the roof sheeting or plywood under the shingles needs to be fully replaced, then a permit is needed. Sometimes this is not known until the shingles are removed.
The repair or replacement of polypropylene siding does still need a building permit since it is not considered ordinary maintenance.
The cost of a building permit for a roof is $30 per $1000 cost of the job. The building permit application must be filled out by the contractor.
No, the township does not keep copies of property surveys or plot plans - you need to contact your surveyor. You might also check your title insurance papers to see if a survey is attached.
The only time the township may have a copy is if the house is brand new or work was done within the last couple of years.
Your deed may indicate that a survey was done and who did it. If so, you can contact that surveyor for a copy.
Otherwise, it is up to the property owner to contact a surveyor for a plot plan or survey.
You can get a Building Permit application from the Division of Inspections or by printing the Building Technical Subcode Application (PDF).
The minimum distance required to the property line depends upon the zone in which the property is located. Please consult the zoning map and Land Development Ordinance. You may also call the Land Use Coordinator at 609-890-3680.
A railing is required if a deck is 30 inches or higher off the ground.
A building permit is good for 5 years from the date the permit is issued but the work must start within 6 months of getting the permit.
Building Permit fees vary depending on the type of permit.
Surveys are needed in order to review required setbacks from property lines.
Building Permits for Roofing / Siding can be obtained over the counter. If less than 25% of the roof/siding is being done, no permit is needed.
Just print and complete the Building Subcode Permit Application (PDF) and return to:
Construction OfficeDivision of InspectionsRoom 305Municipal Building
Before a permit can be obtained, the property survey must be reviewed by the Land Use Office. You must contact the Land Use Office at 890-3682 to schedule an appointment to review your survey.
No permit is required for single-family residences. Commercial buildings require a permit.
Also requires an Electrical Permit.
Require a plot plan of the site showing the location of the pool and any appurtenances. Bring the proper documents to the Land Use Office, Room 307 in the Municipal Building.
Before any permits can be obtained, the property survey must be reviewed by the Land Use Office. To schedule an appointment to review your survey, please contact the Land Use Office at 609-890-3682.
Require a grading plan showing existing and proposed grades and the proposed flow of surface drainage. The plan is to be presented with the application(s). The plan must also show the location of the proposed pool and any appurtenances and must be signed and sealed by a New Jersey Professional Engineer. Bring the proper documents to the Land Use Office, Room 307 in the Municipal Building.
Only for new ductwork
Also may require a Fire Permit
As long as the property owner owns and occupies the property, they can do the work themselves. They have to get the proper permits.
Any air conditioning work involving freon requires that the property owner have an EPA card to do the work themselves.
CSST-any work using flexible gas piping, the homeowner must have certification in this particular brand to install themselves.
Homeowner can do the work if it is using black iron pipes, which is the standard.
As long as the property owner owns and occupies the house, they can do work on their own house. If they do not own and occupy the house, a contractor must do the work.
Yes, depending on the size of the gazebo certain permit(s) are required.
If the gazebo is over 200 square feet a building permit is required. If the gazebo is under 200 square feet you must bring your property survey in to the Land Use office for approval. If the gazebo is going to have footings a building permit is required.
You do not need a permit if the windows are a direct replacement, no size change. You do need a permit if you are changing the header and size.
Bring the completed applications to:
Division of InspectionsRoom 305Municipal BuildingHours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
If the porch is exactly the same, no bigger or smaller, and also being constructed of the same material, it is considered a repair and a permit is not needed.
A permit is not required to install a burglar alarm as of March 5, 2018.
Only public right-of-way sidewalk (parallel to the street sidewalk) needs a permit. Any sidewalk from doors to driveway, around the house, etc. does not require a permit
Placement of charitable donation bins is not regulated by the township, therefore, a permit is not required. The bins can be placed on private commercial property with the approval of the business owner. However, the bins have to be kept out of the township right of way and cannot block the view when pulling out of the parking lot. Also, cannot block the sidewalk of the business.
An EZ-permit through Land Use (Room 307) is needed to put in a patio that is flat to the ground - must bring in a property survey. It is just suggested that the patio is approximately 4 feet from the property line so there are no drainage issues with the neighbor's property.
If the patio is going to be on footings then a building permit is needed.
This refers to a patio in the backyard that is to be used for sitting outside. This is not a "patio" or concrete slab that will be used to park a car.
Yes, you need a permit to put up a flagpole. Call 609-890-3666 for more information.
If you are replacing same for same and not moving pipes, etc, you do not need a permit to replace bathroom fixtures (sink, tub, toilet).
A building permit is needed if sheet rocking more than 25% of an area. If 25% or less, no permit is needed.
Cost is $30 per $1000 cost of the job - $50 minimum.
A permit is good for 5 years from the date the permit is issued but the work must start within 6 months of getting the permit. An inspection is done at 6 months to ensure that the work has begun.
For a single-family home, a gas water heater requires a mechanical permit and chimney verification. Also need to print the "Front" and "Inside" Construction Permit application.
For a single-family home, an electric water heater requires an electrical and mechanical permit and the "Front" and "Inside" Construction Permit application. Chimney verification is not needed for an electric water heater.
The cost for the permit is between $80 to $100.
A "grippable" handrail and a guardrail are needed on both sides of an open-sided porch if the length of the steps allows for more than one person at a time.
The spindles on the guardrail must be 4 inches apart.
Two sets of designs are needed. Permit applications for electrical, plumbing, construction and building are required along with the front and inside construction permit application.
Two sets of plans along with a property survey are needed. Also, a building permit is needed. If electricity is being installed or moved, then an electrical permit is required.
A zoning application is not required. Roof top solar panels require an electrical and building permit.
The owner can apply for the permit, as long as they are the owner and occupy the residence. Otherwise, a licensed contractor must apply.
Permits are required by State Law and local ordinances to protect public health, safety, and welfare of residents.
As long as the closet has a 24 inch door frame, there is not a minimum size requirement for a bedroom closet.
In order to file a permit, the property owner must reside in the property, or the permit must be filed by a NJ Licensed Electrician.
When applying for a permit for a water heater and furnace, the electrical service fee is waived for applicants that are 65 and older. Must show their license as proof of age. The DCA state fee only will be charged.
Electrical Permit Fee Schedule (PDF)
Minimum of $100.
EZ 100 AMP Service or less Permit, EZ 5 Electrical Devices or less Permit and EZ Annual Pool Permit can be obtained over the counter (same day).
Applications for these permits can be obtained in the Division of Inspections or are available on the web.
Also requires Plumbing Permit
Also requires a Fire Permit
Also requires a Plumbing Permit
Also requires a Fire and Plumbing Permit
You can get an Electrical Permit Application from the Division of Inspections or print Electrical Technical Subcode Application (PDF).
You can get a Fire Permit Application from the Division of Inspections or by printing the Fire Technical Subcode Application (PDF).
Fee Schedule (PDF)
Also requires an Electrical Permit
Also requires a plumbing and building permit
Also requires a Plumbing and Electrical Permit
Also requires a Building Permit
Commercial Sanitary Sewer Permit fees are based on our Ordinance Chapter 385-13. An application must be submitted along with floor plans and complete plumbing details for review, at which time a fee would be determined.
The fee for a Residential Sanitary Sewer Permit is based on our Ordinance Chapter 385-13. An application must be submitted along with floor plans for review to obtain the fee.
Access the Commercial Sanitary Sewer Permit Application (PDF).
Access the Residential Sanitary Sewer Permit Application (PDF).
Call the inspection office at 609-890-3666 and choose the option to talk to one of the secretaries.
Have your block, lot and permit number (found on the permit) ready. We will set the inspection up for a day only at the time of your call, we cannot give a time of day when the inspection will be done. The inspections are done Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 am-3:30 pm Please give at least one week's notice for the day that you would like the inspection done.
First, you must obtain a Road Opening Permit. You must apply for a Road Opening Permit in person at the Public Works Department located at 240 Tampa Avenue.
A permit for opening a road of any class shall be granted upon payment of a fee of $225 plus $2.50 per square foot.
If you need a sewer / water line inspection of the street side (from curb to street), this is scheduled with Public Works.
If you need a sewer / water line inspection of the house side (from house to curb), a Plumbing Inspection is required and you must contact Inspections at 609-890-3666.
If someone other than the property owner is requesting a status of permits taken out on a property (for instance a potential buyer looking for permit status) they can receive a verbal status from the inspection office. However, if they want a written status, they must file an opra request.
We accept cash, check and credit card payments in person to pay for a permit. There is a 2.9% fee to pay with a credit card.
Roofing / Siding / Water Heater Replacement / Furnace Replacement / Electrical Services / Subpanels / 5 or less electrical fixtures can be issued over the counter (same day) provided all the information is submitted and it meets all the requirements.
Everything else besides the above-mentioned must be reviewed by the proper Subcode Officials. The plan review process can take up to 3 to 4 weeks depending on the type of work and the workload of the office (by DCA regulations we have 20 working days to process a permit). Please make sure that all information is submitted (applications, drawings, surveys, etc.), and everything is filled out completely and accurately. Missing information will cause delays in the plan review process.
If you are submitting permits for a new home or residential housing development you must set up a meeting with the Construction Official before submitting any permits to the office. Requirements and applications will be given to you and discussed during the meeting.
All commercial jobs must go through the plan review process and get reviewed by the proper Subcode Officials. The plan review process can take up to 3 to 4 weeks depending on the type of work and the workload of the office (by DCA regulations we have 20 working days to process a permit). Please make sure that all information is submitted (applications, drawings, surveys, etc.), and everything is filled out completely and accurately. Missing information will cause delays in the plan review process.
If you are submitting permits for a new building, addition, tenant fit-out, or renovations for a commercial job you must set up a meeting with the Construction Official before submitting any permits to the office. Requirements and applications will be given to you and discussed during the meeting.
If construction does not begin within one year of the date of issue (date permit is picked up) or if construction starts and then ceases for six months, the permit is void.
Grills are available for use at Veteran's Park; grill reservations are not offered. Use is on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, preference is given to groups of over 15 people because a picnic permit is required for groups larger than 15 people.
Yes, you can bring your own charcoal grill to the park. No gas or propane grills.
See information on reserving the park (PDF).
Reserve a picnic location online.
Park Reservation and Usage Rules (PDF).
Picnics will start on March 1st.
Also requires a Building and Fire Permit
Not existing replacements, new in new locations
Also requires a Fire and Electrical Permit
Mechanical Permits are only to be used for the direct replacement of boilers, furnaces, and water heaters in single-family homes only. They cannot be used for any other residential dwelling.
A direct replacement of a boiler, furnace or water heater in any residence other than a single-family home requires both a Plumbing Permit and a Fire Permit. A new installation of a boiler, furnace or water heater in any residence requires both a Plumbing Permit and a Fire Permit.
You can get a Plumbing Permit Application and / or a Mechanical Permit Application from the Division of Inspections or print the Plumbing Technical Subcode Application (PDF) or Mechanical Technical Subcode Application (PDF).
Yes, but the intergovernmental transfer will require the approval of both your current employer as well as of the employer to which you are applying. See NJCSC rules governing intergovernmental transfers.
Yes, we do use what is commonly known as the "Rice" list to employ qualified police officers who have been recently laid off from other jurisdictions. See NJSA 40A:14-180 and NJAC 4A:4-3.9 and 3.10 wherein eligible candidates may be selected from the Special Employment List.
To report ongoing traffic problems or to request radar attention you may leave a Service Request which will be routed to the Police Department, or you may call the Field Operations Bureau at 609-581-4024 to report the problem directly to the police.
Call the Hamilton Police Narcotics Tip-Line at 609-581-4058 and either speak to the narcotics bureau investigators or leave a message. You can leave your tip anonymously or leave your name and number for an investigator to contact you.
If this is an actual emergency where people or property are in any danger, call 911!
If you see a crime or offense occurring at this time, call 609-581-4000 right away and report it to the police, a patrol car should be deployed as soon as possible. If you simply wish to leave information regarding ongoing nuisance problems, you can call the Field Operations Bureau's Office at 609-581-4024 and discuss the situation with the police directly.
To become a School Traffic Guard you would have to fill out an application at Hamilton Police Headquarters Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. It would be best to call ahead and make an appointment to be certain that someone is available to take the application. You will also have to sign a "privacy waiver" regarding a background investigation which will be conducted prior to considering any applicants for employment as School Traffic Guards. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call the Traffic Unit at 609-581-4024 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Participate in your area Neighborhood Watch Program; also check out the Hamilton Police blotter.
Whenever you talk to a Police Dispatcher or any other member of the Police Division, simply tell them you wish to remain anonymous.
It’s criminal mischief for which there is zero tolerance. Report it as soon as possible and let the police investigate. If you have information on someone doing graffiti in Hamilton, there is a substantial monetary reward for information that results in the arrest or criminal charges against someone involved. Call the Graffiti Hotline at 609-581-4021.
Gang resistance education is available from our Educational Services Unit. Call 609-581-4028, or you can seek advice through our Juvenile Unit at 609-581-4128.
Ongoing traffic problems can be brought directly to the attention of the vehicle Traffic Unit at 609-581- 4024. If you suspect drug activity, call our Narcotics Hotline at 609-581-4058. You can also call 609-581-4000 to request an immediate patrol car to be dispatched to the scene to take action on a problem as it occurs.
Whenever you find yourself questioning whether or not something is suspicious, call the Police Dispatcher at 609-581-4000. Tell them what you've seen and let them determine the proper course of action.
A letter, requesting approval, must be submitted to the Chief of Police a minimum of 30 days prior to the requested special event. Include the type of event, date and times requested.
If approved, submitter will receive a letter granting approval.
Call the Traffic Unit at 609-581-4025 with questions.
Copies of accident reports can be picked up in the Records Unit of the Police Station, Monday through Friday, 8:15 am to 4:15 pm, usually 5 business days after being reported. There is a nominal charge ($0.05 per page) for reports. It will make things easier if you bring the case number given to you by the officers at the scene.
Call the Records Unit at 609-581-4036 and check on the report before you come to the Police Station to pick it up.
Investigation Reports can be picked up in the Records Unit of the Police Station, Monday through Friday, 8:15 am to 4:15 pm, usually 5 business days after being reported. There is a nominal charge for reports.
For further information, call 609-581-4036.
As long as the pool is 48 inches or higher, a fence is not required. The ladder has to be in a locked enclosure.
A blow-up or intex pool requires a barrier around the yard or the pool. The fence must be 4 ft high and self-latching.
A blow-up / pop-up intex pool requires a one-time-only electrical and building permit if the pool can hold 24 inches or more of water.
Pool Requirements (PDF)
Above-ground pools are required to have a minimum ten-foot setback between all property lines and the water's edge or the closest portion of the deck constructed to serve the pool, whichever is closest to the property line.
Filters and other mechanical equipment associated with the operation of the pool are not permitted within the ten-foot setback.
Pools shall be located in rear yards only. A minimum distance from the nearest portion of the principal building to the closest portion of the swimming pool structure should not be less than 5 feet. A pool may be constructed closer than five feet to an open deck that is attached to the principal building.
Above-ground pools shall require a plot plan of the site showing the location of the pool and any appurtenances.
Please take the plot plan of the site to the Land Use Office, Room 307 in the Municipal Building.
In-ground pools are required to have a minimum seven-foot setback between all property lines and the water's edge. A minimum four-foot wide landscape buffer in the form of grass, shrubs, or trees shall be provided between the pool structure and the side and rear lot lines.
Filters and other mechanical equipment associated with the operation of the pool are not permitted within the seven-foot setback.
Pools shall be located in rear yards only. A minimum distance from the nearest portion of the principal building to the closest portion of the swimming pool structure should not be less than five feet. A pool may be constructed closer than five feet to an open deck that is attached to the principal building.
In-ground swimming pools shall require a grading plan showing existing and proposed grades and the proposed flow of surface drainage. The plan is to be presented with the application. The plan must also show the location of the proposed pool and any appurtenances and must be signed and sealed by a New Jersey Professional Engineer.
Bring the proper documents to the Land Use Office, Room 307 in the Municipal Building.
Yes, you have to have a fence around an in-ground pool.
If the fence is a solid fence with no openings, it needs to be 48 inches high. If it is an open fence there are minimum and maximum heights depending on the exact type being used. Contact the Inspection office for more information.
All fences installed require a latch lock which needs to be installed at a certain height as well and certain type of spring latch needs to be used so that if someone leaves the pool area without closing the fence, it will close and lock. The gate needs to swing out.
The water line of the pool is required to be at least 7 feet from the property line.
The concrete walkway around the pool is required to be at least 4 feet from the property line.
In-ground swimming pools shall require a grading plan showing existing and proposed grades and the proposed flow of surface drainage. The plan is to be presented with the application(s). The plan must also show the location of the proposed pool and any appurtenances and must be signed and sealed by a New Jersey Professional Engineer.
In-ground pools are required to have a minimum seven-foot setback between all property lines and the water's edge. A minimum four-foot-wide landscape buffer in the form of grass, shrubs, or trees shall be provided between the pool structure and the side and rear lot lines.
Bring completed applications to the Division of Inspections located in Room 305 of the Municipal Building. Fees apply.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
To file a pothole damage claim resulting from a pothole on a state road, please contact the Department of Treasury's Office of Risk Management at 609-292-4347 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Potholes should still be reported online so the NJ Department of Transportation can make the necessary repairs.
Use this form to report a maintenance issue on the NJ Turnpike or Garden State Parkway.
If the pothole you are reporting is on a county road, report it to the attention of the appropriate county. If the pothole is on a Mercer County Road, then you may report this to Mercer County Department of Transportation.
Report a pothole on a state road online.
For safety reasons, the Project Medicine Drop boxes can only accept solid medications such as pills, patches, inhalers, and similar objects.
The boxes cannot accept liquids, medical waste, or syringes. Consumers wishing to dispose of these objects should speak with their doctors or pharmacists to find the safest and best ways to dispose of them.
It should also be noted that consumers may only dispose of legal prescription or over-the-counter medications. Anyone wishing to dispose of any illicit drug should follow the normal procedure of reporting it to the police.
NIP is a program where inspectors scour neighborhoods looking for properties that are not properly maintained in accordance with township ordinances.
When a property maintenance concern is observed, the issue is addressed with the resident. A violation is not issued at this time.
In addition to improving the condition and appearance of Hamilton's neighborhoods, this program helps to mitigate complaints throughout the year and gives residents the opportunity to resolve the property maintenance concern without being issued a violation.
NIP begins in late March to early April depending on weather conditions. The program runs daily for at least 45 work days then the inspectors spot check areas when complaints come in.
See more information on Public Records or place an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request.
For the most part, all government records are accessible to the public except those that fall under the exemptions to public access as set forth in OPRA. Examples of public records that are available to the public include minutes of public meetings, budgets, bills, vouchers, and contracts.
The New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA) gives greater access to public inspection and duplication of disclosable government records. It is important to know that OPRA does not cover the judicial branch or municipal court, as they are regulated by other statutes. The public has access to government records except for those documents that fall under defined exclusions. Under OPRA, the Hamilton Township Clerk has been designated as the official Custodian of Records.
Any record that is readily available to the Municipal Clerk will be processed at the time of the request. We will make every effort to provide access as soon as it is requested. For records that are not immediately available, the Municipal Clerk has seven business days from the time it is received in the office which houses the document to provide the information requested, deny access, or inform the requestor of the additional time it will take to fulfill the request. If the request involves a large amount of information or the information is archived, both the requestor and Municipal Clerk will agree to an extension of time.
Under OPRA, certain records are exempt from access by the public because citizens have a reasonable expectation of privacy regarding records in possession of a public agency and public safety concerns
The fee for an OPRA request: If done electronically - no fee. If an Audio of a meeting is requested, its $1 per disk, and any hard copies are $0.05 per page.
Pregnancy in itself does not preclude a dog or cat from receiving a rabies immunization; however, it is up to the Veterinarian administering the shot to decide if the pregnant dog or cat should receive the shot.
Please note that the New Jersey Department of Health, in response to the rabies epidemic in our wildlife, is requiring that you immunize your dog every two years even if the inoculation is good for three years.
It is important to note that 2022 Dog Licenses will not be issued if rabies immunization expires before November 1, 2023.
A dog is required to have a dog license by 7 months of age and the dog must receive a rabies vaccine before getting the dog license.
A cat can get a rabies vaccine at 6 months old.
Free rabies immunizations are offered for your dog or cat. All clinics will be held at the McManimon Building:320 Scully AvenueHamilton, NJ (Scully Avenue is off of Olden Avenue, between Liberty Street and Cedar Lane, opposite the Olden Pharmacy).
Cats must be in carriers and dogs must be leashed; dogs should be muzzled if necessary. For more information, call 609-586-0311.
For pets of Hamilton Township residents only:
Children entering kindergarten, ages 4 through 5.
There are pickleball/tennis courts at Veteran's Park. It is on a first come, first serve basis, no reservations. Guest pass is $10, membership for resident is $20 and non-resident membership is $40. Passes can be obtained at the office located at the Tennis Courts. Office hours are 8 am to 7:30 pm, 7 days a week (weather permitting). No fees will be waived as they are set by ordinance. The courts are open until October 31, subject to change due to weather.
Address: 2206 Kuser RoadHamilton, NJ 08690
There are tennis courts in Apollo Park on Yardville-Hamilton Square Road in Yardville (near the train tracks and old Agway). There is no fee.
There are also pickleball courts at Shady Brook Park, Apollo Park and Sharps Park. There is no fee at these pocket parks.
Yes, if you are over the age of 13 you will need an ID Card.
For more information, call 581-4127.
This is for sports leagues only. Background checks are done year-round. Speak directly to a representative in Recreation, 890-4028, who will issue the necessary pre-numbered paperwork for your appointment.
Fill out an application online.
The Hamilton Township VRO number is LO5001 under the application's field for Contributor's Case Number (Unique Identifier).
After fingerprinting is completed, you will be given a receipt with a PCN# on it. Keep a copy of the receipt for your files, and return a copy to your league president.
Background checks are valid for three years. If you are unsure if you need to be checked, please call the Division of Recreation at (609) 890-4028.
The league or organization must write a letter and include the dates, times and locations of where they want to tag. The letter must be signed by the store manager of the location indicated in the letter. The signed letter must be given to the Municipal Clerk's Office via mail or in person to go before council for approval.
If you would like to hold a special event at the park, your request must be submitted in writing to Nicole in the Recreation Office. The address to send your submission is:2388 Kuser RoadHamilton, NJ 08690
You can also fax it to Nicole at 609-890-4032.
The skate park is open Sunday through Saturday (7 days a week), from Dawn to Dusk.
BMX Bikes are allowed Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 pm to Dusk.
2206 Kuser Road.
The address for the Kuser Road side of Veteran's Park is:2206 Kuser RoadHamilton, NJ 08690
Adult Recreation Offerings:
For questions or to join a league, please submit a Citizen Service Request or call Recreation at 609-890-4028.
Hamilton PAL sports programs
The Camp Olden Civil War Round Table meets on the first Thursday of every month except August at the Hamilton Public Library located at:1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. DriveHamilton, NJ.
The meetings are at 7 pm.
Visit the website for more information on speakers and events: Camp Olden Schedule.
Camp Olden Civil War Round Table and Museum, Inc. will come to your facility and give talks on the Civil War time period for Schools, scouting groups, youth groups and organization with an interest in the Civil War.
For additional information, email the Camp Olden President.
Camp Olden Round Table and Museum, Inc.|P.O. Box 10565, Hamilton, NJ 08650A 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Educational InstitutionCamp Olden Civil War Round Table: email the President.
Camp Olden tours and the Civil War and Native American Museum is located at 2202 Kuser Road.
The Museum on Kuser Road is open the 2nd and 3rd full weekends of each month (except January and February) from 1 to 4 pm.
The John Abbott II House is open to the public Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5 pm (last tour starts at 4:15 pm), March through December. Closed Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving weekend.
The house is located at 2200 Kuser Road, Hamilton, NJ 08691.
There are pickleball courts at Veteran's Park. It is on a first-come, first-serve basis, no reservations. Guest pass is $10, membership for resident is $20 and non-resident membership is $40. These can be obtained at the office located at the Tennis Courts. Office hours are 8 am to 7:30 pm, 7 days a week (weather permitting). Currently, no fees will be waived as they are set by ordinance. The courts are open until October 31, subject to change due to weather.
The Hamilton Police Athletic League (PAL) website has more information about Safety Town.
Watson House page.
Get more information and sign up for summer camps online.
If you participated in camps last year, you will automatically receive a copy in the mail.
Contact Princeton Tennis Program (PTP) at 609-520-0015 to arrange for tennis lessons.
Hamilton Township Recreation Soccer Association (HTRSA) contact information.
Recreation Contact Numbers 2021
No, permits are only given to Hamilton Township sponsored and co-sponsored leagues.
Schools always have priority over the permits the Recreation Department issues.
No one is allowed on the practice fields, or in the vicinity of the practice fields until all school team players are off of the playing premises (this includes the field, dug-outs, etc.)
Absolutely no side-line practices.
No one is to use the varsity soccer field at Steinert High School for practice.
Cars are not allowed to be driven on any access road or fields at the Steinert/Reynolds complex (or any other school). Cars must be parked in designated spots only!
All trash must be picked up and disposed of properly or carried out by the individual.
These rules will be strictly enforced. Area Athletic Directors have been notified to report to this office, any problems or complaints regarding field misuse. Failure to abide by the above rules will result in the following penalties:
All high school and middle school fields: Weekdays - fields will be issued for 6 pm (or 6:30 pm) time slots only (pending school usage).
High school fields: Saturdays - fields will be issued beginning 2 pm.
The above restrictions apply until school playing season is over.
Hamilton West and Steinert Varsity Softball Fields: These fields may only be used by women and children for practice. No permits will be given to Men's Softball Teams. (Steinert Varsity Softball Fields not available until June).
All high school varsity baseball fields: Not available for play - no permits will be given.
Sayen School: Play only allowed on one permitted field. Play not allowed on surrounding school property.
Schools reserve the right to cancel any of our permits at any time.
Baseball/Softball practice field permits begin on March 29th at 9 am. All requests should be forwarded directly to Recreation so a permit can be issued by phone. They are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis and are not guaranteed until speaking with the Recreation office. Requests are not accepted by email.
Due to a high volume of requests to reserve a sports/practice field starting March 29th, fields may be reserved in person at the Recreation Office located at 2388 Kuser Road or by calling the Recreation Office at 890-4028 between the hours of 9 am to 4 pm.
After 4 pm, submit a Citizen Service Request and someone will call you back the following business day or call the Recreation Office at 890-4028 after 8 am. Your request is not considered received until the following day. Email requests to reserve a sports/practice field are not accepted. To guarantee a reservation, you must speak with a representative from the Recreation Office.
(Boys ages 10 to 12/All girls Softball)
Field availability subject to change. Schools reserve the right to cancel any of our permits at any time.
Starting March 29th at 9 am, Monday through Friday (2 per person limit at a time), the Hamilton Township Recreation Division will begin issuing field usage permits.
Due to a high volume of requests to reserve a sports / practice field from April 1st to June 30th, fields may be reserved in person at the Recreation Office located at 2388 Kuser Rd. or by calling the Recreation Office at 609-890-4028 between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm.
After 4 pm, submit a Citizen Service Request and someone will call you back the following business day or call the Recreation Office at 609-890-4028 after 8 am. Your request is not considered received until the following day. E-mail requests to reserve a sports / practice field are not accepted. To guarantee a reservation, you must speak with a representative from the Recreation Office.
The outside cover of the hard cover books must be removed and thrown in the regular household garbage. The inside pages can then be put in the recycling.
Paper back books are recyclable
Small businesses are eligible to participate in the curbside recycling program if they meet the following criteria. Businesses must place no more than 4 recycling buckets (either green or yellow) and 15 units of corrugated cardboard out for collection on each scheduled recycling day. Businesses who have more than 4 but less than 10 buckets (either type) on any scheduled recycling day can participate in the program for a fee of $150 per year. Please contact the MCIA recycling office at 609-278-8086 for information and stickers.
For businesses who exceed this, they must obtain a private contract with a recycling disposal company.
Commercial and institutional establishments who are not eligible for the small business program are required to make their own arrangements for recycling. Contact a waste hauler for information on what recycling services the company can provide. Please be sure that the hauler provides documentation on the amount of materials collected for recycling. Municipalities must provide tonnage information to the State of New Jersey each year. Information on recycling by commercial establishments must be included. For more information, contact Recycling Department at 609-278-8086 or the Hamstat Call Center at 609-586-0311.
Yes, you can place all acceptable recyclable materials into the yellow and/or green buckets. It makes no difference which bucket you place the materials in. Single stream technology does what it says: glass, aluminum, metal and acceptable plastics, newspapers, magazines and cardboard all in one bucket. The recyclable materials will be separated at a recycling facility.
Yes, residents can still continue to use either the yellow and/or green recycling buckets. The only difference with single stream is that you do not have to separate the recyclable material by bucket. Cans, bottles, glass, newspapers, magazines, etc. can now be placed all together in either bucket. Mercer County residents are asked to use the yellow and green buckets to help identify the recyclable material.
Shredded paper can be put in recycling container for recycling pick up.
Shredded paper cannot be taken to the Ecological Facility.
Residents can place up to four buckets at the curb per collection day. Cardboard that will not fit in the bucket can be placed on the side of the bucket.
Single stream recycling collection is a user-friendly system that allows residents to place all acceptable recyclable materials into one container and for the recycling haulers to place these same recyclables into one collection vehicle. This process facilitates the decrease of collection vehicles on the road and subsequently vehicle emissions.
Access the Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) website to learn about Accepted and Not Accepted Materials.
You can take your used cell phone to the senior center. Visit Call2Recycle to find the cell phone recycling locations.
There are no holidays that fall on any recycling days for the year of 2022.
If your house was missed for collection on your regularly scheduled recycling day, call our office between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm; you may also leave a message after hours or on weekends at 609-278-8086 or you can fill out the Missed Stop Form. The Recycling Department is dedicated to serving our recycling customers.
For recycling changes in schedules such as holidays and inclement weather, residents can call the MCIA Recycling Hotline 24 hours a day at 609-394-0100.
For more information about recycling and recycling schedules, please visit the Mercer County Improvement Authority's website.
Recycling containers are available to Hamilton Township residents at the Ecological Facility located at 1360 Kuser Road.
Energy Assistance Programs are administered through the State of NJ Department of Community Affairs. For additional information call 609-633-2378 or send us an email.
NJShares Energy Assistance: the Bromley Neighborhood Center (609-587-8100) is an intake agency for Hamilton residents interested in applying for energy assistance through NJShares. The toll free number for NJShares is 866-657-4273 (866-NJSHARES).
The Weatherization Assistance Program is administered by Mercer County's Housing and Community Development Office. It is a program to help people with very limited resources reduce their fuel bills, save energy and have warmer homes in the process.
Eligible applicants must meet the following gross annual income limits:
Step 1: Interested persons submit an application to the Mercer County Housing and Community Development Office located at 640 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ. Applications can be obtained online or by visiting the office or calling 609-989-6858.
Step 2: Approved applications receive a free home energy audit conducted by the County housing personnel. The home energy audit determines the type of energy conservation measure(s) that are required to reduce the energy cost of each residence.
Step 3: Mercer County employs a contractor to install the energy conservation measures identified during the energy audit.
Step 4: A final inspection is conducted by County housing personnel to insure that all the home improvements have been properly installed.
The contractor is paid by Mercer County.
The LIHEAP application period runs from October 1st to April 30th of each year. This allows residents to apply to pay for home heating and medically necessary cooling costs through bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance and energy-related home repairs. To be eligible, applicants must be responsible for home heating or cooling costs, either directly or included in the rent, and have gross income at, or below, 200% of the federal poverty level. Residents can register for assistance at the McDade Administration Building, Room 106, 640 S Broad Street, Trenton. Residents can also register by appointment only at County Connection on Route 33. Information is also available online at the Mercer County Connection page.
For more information, contact the Mercer County Housing and Community Development Office at 609-989-6858 or 609-989-6959.
The township did a mass connection way back so we do not have information of properties that had a well. If a property recently switched from well to public then we may have some record.
The number for the Bureau of Water Systems and Well Permitting is 609-984-6831.
All home improvement contractors doing residential work must be licensed with the state. This is the only license needed. However, if they are doing work on a commercial property, they have to register with the township as well.
To register with the state call 888-656-6225.
Small businesses have to register with the County.
For information on payment assistance programs available, visit the PSE&G website.
We do not inspect houses for lead by request. Property owner has to hire their own inspector. We only test for lead if required by the state because a child living in the house has a high level of lead in their system.
Hamilton Township is making it easier, and more convenient, to interact with your local government. Text us at 609-710-9600. The HAMStat Call Center is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm. For emergencies, dial 911.
Visit the Hamilton Township School District website to find contact information and more.
The Times is a private company. Therefore, to stop the weekender advertisement from being delivered, residents can be placed on the "Do Not Deliver" list by calling 800-693-3548. If they do not receive satisfaction from that number, they can call the circulation director of the Times at 609-671-0410, ext. 3850 directly.
To find out the zoning designation of a property, please call Mike Guhanick in the Land Use Office at 609-890-3680 or Rob Poppert in the Planning Office at 609-890-3645.
To view agendas for Zoning Board meetings or Planning Board meetings, visit our Agenda Center.
When a major project is underway the contractor takes out a bond. The Engineering Department holds on to the money until the project is complete. Once completed, they request the money back or a release of the bond. Engineering signs off and the Finance Department releases the money in escrow account.
Please contact the Land Use Office at 609-890-3680 for a Bond Release Inspection.
Contact the Clerk's office at 609-890-3622.
For access to current bus, train and light rail schedule visit the NJ Transit website.
The construction office keeps the blue prints of a house for 10 years.
View the agendas and minutes in the Agenda Center, or visit the Township Code of Ordinances online to view proposed ordinances.
For those seeking legal advice, the following agencies may be contacted:
1245 Whitehorse-Mercerville RoadSuite 420Hamilton, NJ 08619-3894Phone: 609-585-6200Fax: 609-585-5537LRS Website
Open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 3 pm.
How the LRS works:
Mercer County Division198 W State Street|Trenton, NJ 08608-1103Phone: 609-695-6249Fax: 609-392-7952Legal Services of NJ Website
Hunting is strictly prohibited within the township under Chapter 270 of the Code of Ordinances.
If the contractor is hired for residential construction/remodeling, they are only required to have a NJ Home Improvement License.
If the contractor is hired for commercial construction then they must register with the township. They are not required to have a NJ Home Improvement License to do commercial construction; just register with the township.
Services will be providing tax preparation assistance to township residents February 5th through April 10th on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 12:30 pm. No appointment is required. This will be held at the Library.
The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $50,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
They are a separate entity from the township and are just using the facility. If you have any questions, please contact VITA directly at 800-906-9887.
What do the colors mean?
For more information visit the NJ One-Call website.
For information on what type of work is going to be done at the location, call the NJ One-Call at 732-394-3000 or 800-272-1000 or 811 and a representative will gather information, submit a ticket search and call back with information on the type of work being done.
View the Demographics of Hamilton Township.
Homestead rebate credits that have been applied to property taxes are not to be transferred or altered due to change in homeownership.
Applicants are given very specific instruction (Page 2 of the instructions for the Homestead Benefit Application) regarding the sale of the property as follows:
Any questions or concerns that the current or previous homeowners have, should be directed to the Division of Taxation hotline at 888-238-1233.
Neighborhood Watch is a proactive way to help keep residents informed and safer in their everyday lives. The Hamilton Township Police Department holds its annual Neighborhood Watch meetings at local schools, firehouses and community centers to promote a discussion on public safety and give tips on crime prevention. Township cops at the meetings will discuss personal safety issues such as car jackings, robberies and purse snatching incidents. Advice will also be given on how to make automobiles safer against burglary attempts.
For additional information about Hamilton's Neighborhood Crime Watch program, residents can contact the Hamilton Police Crime Prevention Unit at 609-581-4034.
The fee for having the Health Department read well water test results is $50. We do not test, but we will read the results.
The number for NJ One-Call to call before you dig is 800-272-1000 or 811.
Anyone planning to dig (excavation, demolition, blasting) small or large, construction project or homeowner. If a homeowner is hiring a contractor to do the digging, then it is the responsibility of the contractor to call for the dig ticket.
Visit the PSE&G website to learn more about their solar projects.
The standard size for a parking space is 9 feet wide.
The Municipal Clerk provides for the issuance of various licenses and permits for the following:
If you are reporting a complaint about NJ Transit, visit the Contact Us page on the NJ Transit website.
Project Freedom at Hamilton located at 715 Kuser Road features 40 one-bedroom apartments and eight two-bedroom apartments scattered in eight buildings. Each apartment is designed for people who use wheelchairs or have other disability-related needs. The apartments have affordable rents.
For more information contact 609-588-9919 or visit the Project Freedom webpage.
Contact the Mercer County Clerk's office at 609-989-6465 for a mercantile license. Also contact the state Division of Taxation when starting a business.
The John O. Wilson Center is located at:169 Wilfred AvenueHamilton NJ 08610
Visit the John O. Wilson Center website for information on programs or contact the center at 609-393-6480 or 609-393-1230.
Mercer residents between the ages of 16 and up may apply for the County ID Card. Complete the County ID Application Form (PDF). Do not sign application until applicant appears in person in the County Clerk's Office.
Veteran County IDs available at 240 West State Street (Old Capital Plaza Hotel) weekdays 8:30 am to 4 pm only. Must bring military discharge papers (DD214).
IDs are processed as you wait. For additional information, please call 609-278-7108.
Noise complaints resulting from people, animals, etc. are handled by calling the Police non-emergency number at 609-581-4000.
Noise complaints of an environmental nature, such as air-conditioning systems, aircraft, machineries, etc. should be brought to the attention of the Hamilton Township Health Department first for verification. They will then request assistance from the Mercer County Health Department if necessary.
The Historical Society meets the first Monday of March, April, May, June, September, October and November in the lower level of the Hamilton Township Library, at:1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. WayHamilton, NJ 08619
Meetings begin at 7 pm with a keynote speaker and are followed by a short business meeting. Meetings are open to the public. All are invited to attend.
If a line is down, then we should call PSEG first to determine the situation. The lines coming into the home are not considered high voltage with relation to tree trimming standards. Any electric line rated below 750 volts, (which nearly all homes utilize), is considered lower voltage and PSEG will not address any tree trimming around this wire.
Note: Possible exception is made to remove a broken branch or portion of tree dangling on a lower voltage wire, as an emergency service, but no other trimming service is provided. A licensed private contractor is expected and is legally permitted to handle any tree trimming work around these lower voltage electric and cable TV lines.
You should check at the security building (located near the baseball field, Kuser Road entrance) in Veteran's Park to see if someone has turned in the item. Call HAMStat at 609-586-0311 and a message will be sent to a supervisor. If the item is turned in, he will notify you.
For further information on the program, please call 609-989-6852, email the Wellness Discount Program or visit the Mercer County website.
Any complaint about a restaurant should be directed to the Health Department's Consumer Health Division.
Piazza and Associates Inc.Princeton Forrestal Village216 Rockingham RowPrinceton, NJ 08540Phone: 609-786-1100, ext. 310 (Sonya)Fax: 609-786-1105
The office is open from 9:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Fridays, except holidays.
To contact our Affordable Housing Services Staff submit an email.
New Jersey Housing Resource Center: 609-278-7505
NJ Affordable Housing: 609-278-7400
Dial 211 from a land line phone for non-profit groups that may be able to assist you.
Any issue related to mosquito control is under County jurisdiction and should be reported to the Mosquito Control Commission. The hotline number to report if mosquitoes present a problem in your area or you would like a site inspection by division personnel is 609-530-7501. Or you can fill out the Inspection Request Form online.
Mercer County Division of Mosquito ControlIsik Unlu, SuperintendentEmail Isik Unlu
300 Scotch RoadBuilding 1West Trenton, NJ 08628Direct: 609-530-7500, ext. 125Fax: 609-530-7529
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Mercer County allows residents to apply to pay for home heating and medically necessary cooling costs through bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance and energy-related home repairs. To be eligible, applicants must be responsible for home heating or cooling costs, either directly or included in the rent, and have gross income at, or below, 200% of the federal poverty level. Residents can register for assistance at the McDade Administration Building, Room 106, 640 S Broad Street, Trenton. Information is also available online via the NJ Department of Community Affairs.
Last year's clients should receive a re-certification form within the first week of October. new clients, as well as returning clients, can contact Home Energy Assistance at 609-989-6858 or 989-6959.
Learn more by visiting the NJ Board of Public Utilities.
If Aqua NJ is your water company:
In order to continue providing residents with clear, safe water, Aqua New Jersey conducts their water main flushing program at various times. For daily flushing updates from Aqua please call 587-4080, ext. 56514.
Customers may experience temporary discoloration and/or decreased water pressure during this process. Just run the cold water for a minute or two until it clears. It is also suggested that you store several quarts of water in advance for use during this time.
Aqua New Jersey10 Black Forest RoadHamilton NJ 08691Phone: 877-987-2782
If Trenton Water Works (TWW) is your company:
Trenton Water Works flushes hydrants daily from the time the weather gets warm until it is too cold to do this. If a resident calls to report discoloration and/or decreased water pressure, call the Maintenance and Construction Department at 609-989-3222 or 609-989-3223 to see if TWW is in the area flushing hydrants. If they are, advise resident that once they are done flushing, if they run the cold water for a minute or two it should clear.
Garbage disposals are not permitted in the Township because the discharge from these units greatly adds to the amount of grease and solids in the sewer pipes. Such garbage will also increase the load on the sewage treatment plant, posing a problem in plant operation.
While residents can place "Hamilton" along with the proper zip code on mail, the United States Post Office officially considers it "Trenton." Although most of us probably go by municipal boundaries, unfortunately Postal Zip Codes do not. In fact, former Mayor Rafferty unsuccessfully attempted to get the Post Office to change this is the past.
Therefore, what can typically occur for businesses or organizations using lists of our residents, is the lists will have what the United States Post Office officially goes by, "Trenton."
Applicant has to go to Public Works and apply for a road opening permit in person.
Road opening permits are generally good for 90 days.
The lateral line runs from the house to the street. These lines are put in during construction. Water Pollution Control can give a plumber an estimation only of where the lateral line is located on the property. They prefer giving this information to the plumber, as he will understand the measurement. Property owner's plumber can call 609-581-4140 for this information.
Please complete the Sayen House Reservations Contact Form and a representative will contact you shortly.
The house can accommodate up to 98 guests, however 80 to 85 fit more comfortably.
Hamilton Township Residents $550 and Non-Residents $1000 (proof required) for a 4 hour rental, plus one hour in the Temple Gardens for Ceremony / Photos.
Hamilton Township Residents $400 and Non-Residents $450 (proof required) for a 4 hour rental.
Hamilton Township Residents $450 and Non-Residents $550 (proof required) for a 4 hour rental.
Permit Fee Hamilton Township Residents $125 and Non Residents $200 for 1 hour rental.
Hamilton Township Resident $100 and Non Resident $150 for 1 hour rental.
Payment in full is required in order to reserve the house for any event.
For more information, view Sayen House and Gardens Information Sheet (PDF).
Situated in historic Hamilton Square, Sayen House and Gardens provide a welcome sanctuary for nature lovers, garden enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Along with this breathtaking scenery as nature's perfect background, Sayen Gardens is available for a variety of functions and gatherings, including wedding receptions, bar and bat mitzvahs, private parties, holiday parties, showers, business meetings and luncheons.
Surrounded in the springtime by more than 250,000 azaleas, rhododendrons and other flowers, this historic treasure is highly desired for wedding receptions, bridal showers, parties and meetings. The nearby ponds, bridges and gazebos make the grounds an ideal location for wedding photography and outside ceremonies, which may be arranged with special permission.
The house can accommodate up to 98 people, however, 80 to 85 fit more comfortably.
Contact Sayen House and Gardens:
155 Hughes DriveHamilton, NJ 08690Phone: 609-890-3874
Free Admittance. Open everyday dawn til dusk.
Sayen House Catering Brochure (PDF).
Information on the Sayen House and Gardens (PDF).
Access the Wedding Ceremony and Photo Permits (PDF).
Checks should be made payable to Township of Hamilton and mailed to:
Sayen HouseATTN: Patti155 Hughes DriveHamilton, NJ 08690
Please indicate the date, time and location, White Gazebo (near corner of Nottingham Fire Company) or the Pond (Brown) Gazebo ( located within gardens), of your ceremony or photos.
Before mailing your check, please confirm the availability for your ceremony or photos by contacting the Program Coordinator at 609-890-3874 or email.
Once your check is received, your permit will be mailed out to you. Please bring it with you on the date you are scheduled at the Sayen Gardens.
If you have any questions, Please call 609-890-3874.
Township Residents $125 and Non-Residents $200 for 1 hour use.
Township Residents $100 and Non-Residents $150 for 1-hour use. Please inform Program Coordinator of the location for your photos.
Access the Wedding Ceremony Photo Permit Policies (PDF) document.
Wedding ceremonies can take place in either the White Gazebo (near corner of Nottingham Fire Company) or the Pond (Brown) Gazebo ( located within gardens).
Temple Gardens (located directly in back of the house) is reserved for those renting the house for events. In the event the house is not being rented, arrangements can be made to use that area.
Photos only-Township Residents $100 and Non-Residents $150 for 1 hour use. Please inform Program Coordinator of the location for your photos.
Access the Wedding Ceremony and Photo Permits Policies (PDF) document.
Yes. Lunches are provided by the Mercer County Nutrition Program, Monday through Friday served at 11:30 am.
The suggested donation is $1.
You may call Mercer County Nutrition Site at 609-586-7272 or Mercer County Nutrition Program at 989-6650 to register.
Once registered, you must notify the senior center 3 days in advance of your plans to be there for lunch. A calendar is given out once a month and you can let them know of the dates you plan on staying for lunch.
A representative at the senior center will take your name and number and set up a meeting with a SHIP counselor.
Also, RWJUH Hamilton has trained counselors that provide free, objective, confidential help on questions and issues related to Medicare. To make an appointment, please call 609-393-1626.
Between March and November the center runs a trip to a different casino. Flyers for each monthly trip will be on the "Trip" table across from the Dining Room approximately one month before the date of the trip. The cost is usually under $20 per person.
The Center arranges trips to different Dinner Theaters throughout the year. These Dinner Theaters are usually held at lunchtime. Departure from the center is in the morning and you usually return late afternoon or early evening. All flyers will be on the "Trip" table across from the Dining Room. The cost of these trips will vary depending on the location and theater.
On occasion, the center will run trips to various places during Spring and Summer. Shuttle bus transportation is free, only expenses incurred would be for lunch, shopping, etc. Flyers will be on the "Trip" table across from the Dining Room. Each trip is limited to 20 seniors, so they fill up fast.
The Hamilton Township Senior Center provides the "Handyman Helper Program" for Hamilton Township Seniors 60 years of age and older. The Handy Helper will make small home repairs. The labor is provided at no cost; the homeowner pays only for the materials. Examples of the work that our Handyman is able to:
For more information stop be the Front Desk or call 890-3686.
For your new senior digital photo I.D. card, you may come in during regular business hours;
Please come in about 45 minutes before the senior center closes so that there is time for the tour after the ID picture. You will need to bring the following proof of residency information with you:
Call or stop by the reception desk and leave your name and phone number. Our Volunteer Coordinator will call to discuss possible volunteer activities.
AARP volunteers will help seniors with income taxes. Below is a current list of locations for 2022.
RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center3100 Quakerbridge RoadMercerville NJ 08619Phone: 609-584-5900 (Press 1)
Washington Township Library42 Allentown Robbinsville RoadRobbinsville, NJ 08691Phone: 609-259-2150
West Windsor Senior Center271 Clarksville RoadPrinceton Junction, NJ 08550Phone: 609-799-9068
Lawrence Senior Center30 East Darrah LaneLawrenceville, NJ 08648Phone: 609-844-7048
Mercer County Library Hopewell245 Pennington Titusville RoadPennington, NJ 08534Phone: 609-737-2610
Plainsboro Library9 Van Doren StPlainsboro, NJ 08536Phone: 609-275-2897
Suzanne Patterson Senior Center45 Stockton StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540Phone: 609-924-7108
Activities at the Center are established for people over 60 and over.
If one of you is eligible, then the other may join even if they are less than 60 years of age.
Meals-On-Wheels makes home delivery. For more information contact Meals-On-Wheels in Hamilton at 609-448-4088.
Access the Senior Activities, Clubs and Programs page for more information.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm and Thursday from 8:30 am to 7 pm.
The senior fall dance will be held on Thursday, October 20th. The location, times and date are published approximately one month prior to the event. These events are popular and sell out quickly, so don't forget to look for the flyers! Advance tickets are required for this annual dance. Tickets will go on sale in September. You can purchase tickets at the senior center or call the center directly at 609-890-3686. Seniors must bring their senior ID card with them to purchase tickets.
Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
Tickets may be purchased at the front desk of Senior Center, 409 Cypress Lane starting in mid July. Advance tickets required. Cost of tickets is $6. For more information call 609-890-3686.
Must be a Hamilton Senior and show Hamilton Scan Card ID to attend. If buying a ticket for someone else, please have their ID.
The Spring Senior Dinner Dance will be held Thursday, May 12th.
Advanced Tickets Required. Please call 609-890-3686 for more information.
The Senior Center is located at:
409 Cypress LaneHamilton, NJ 08619Phone: 609-890-3686
View the directions to the Senior Center.
Screenings for Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Cholesterol as well as health teaching by a qualified Public Health Nurse are conducted by appointment only. Clinics are available at the Bernice Muha Senior Center located at 409 Cypress Lane and the John O. Wilson Neighborhood Center located on 169 Wilfred Avenue call 609-890-3686; for Cypress Lane site call 609-890-393-6480; for Wilfred Avenue site to make an appointment.
Transportation services offered by Hamilton Township are for seniors that are physically able to walk to and from the vehicle. At this time, we are not able to offer transportation services to seniors confined to a wheelchair. The senior does not need to be a member of the senior center to utilize the transportation services.
The Center will provide transportation for our seniors Monday through Friday from approximately 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Advance noticed is needed to arrange your transportation. To arrange transportation please call 609-890-3686.
The Center will provide transportation for our seniors that have no other means to go food shopping, on a weekly or biweekly basis. The supermarket is at the discretion of the Township driver depending on their route for the day. The transportation is available Monday through Thursday. Advance notice is needed to arrange your shopping trip. To arrange transportation, please call 609-890-3686.
The Mercer County T.R.A.D.E provides transportation to the Hamilton Township Nutrition Site (Hamilton Senior Center) Monday through Friday. T.R.A.D.E. is able to assist the wheelchair bound senior in their transportation needs. For more information, please call 609-530-1971.
Is a nationwide transportation service offered to seniors and handicapped individuals with a minimal charge. Call 800-955-2321 for more information.
Is a medical transportation services for Medicaid, wheelchair and ambulatory seniors. Two options are available: Self-pay ($80 and up). Medicaid patients must go through a social worker and need 48 hours notice. For Medi-Transport of Mercer County call 609-586-7171.
Transportation is provided by the Senior Center on Monday and Friday. For a reservation, please call 890-3686. Mercer County TRADE also provides transportation Monday through Friday. Call 609-530-1971 to make a reservation. If you are disabled, you may contact New Jersey Access Link at 800-955-2321. They will transport for a minimal fee.
The Center will supply Hamilton Seniors with a cell phone for the use of 911 calls only. Only one phone per household is permitted. If interested in receiving a cell phone, stop by the Front Desk or call 609-890-3686 to make an appointment.
Mercer County will partner with various agencies to offer free air conditioners to seniors and disabled residents who qualify. The air conditioners are offered through the Medi-cool program which is administered by Catholic Charities, the Diocese of Trenton, and assistance group Rise Inc., of Hightstown via the use of county funding provided by the Office on Aging.
Seniors aged 60 and older with documented health problems who meet income eligibility requirements can receive a voucher that entitles them to a free air conditioner.
Residents 18 or older who have a disability also may qualify.
The air conditioners will be distributed to individuals who meet eligibility criteria, which includes financial standing. All applicants must provide proof of resident, proof of income, prescriptions and proof of assets.
Applicants will be screened for eligibility by Catholic Charities, Trenton and Rise Inc. Interested residents should call either 609-394-8847 Ext 2529 or 443-4464.
Individuals who qualify must bring someone with them who can help them carry the air conditioner home. Individuals who have received an air conditioner in the last 3 years are ineligible.
Supplies are limited so residents are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Handyman Helpers Program makes small home safety related repairs for Hamilton Township Seniors. The labor is provided at no cost; the homeowner pays only for materials. Examples of the work that our Handyman is able to do:
For more information stop be the Front Desk or call 609-890-3686.
his is a Hamilton Township Police Division Program that seeks to protect the welfare of residents in our community who live alone, and often are senior citizens and residents with special needs who are homebound. "The program is one way that we try to look out for our neighbors who may require or are in need of extra-attention, to make sure they are not in need of assistance. It truly is a special program that looks to protect public safety and protect those with special needs."
Currently over 40 Township residents participate in the program, which is open to all Township residents who reside alone. While the Police Division administers "Operation Reassurance" during weekdays, approximately a dozen community volunteers participate on the weekends to help the program to continue.
Residents who are interested in participating in the program can fill out and return an application (PDF) that is available on the Hamilton Township website or register by calling the Hamilton Township Police Division at 609-581-4033. Members of the community who would like to volunteer during the weekends can also contact the Police Division by phone for further information.
This is a Free program available to all senior citizens or disabled persons living in Hamilton Township. After you register, your only obligation is to call the police daily between the hours of 8-9 am. If we don't hear from you, then we will start asking whatever questions necessary until we verify your safety and well-being.
Participating in the Re-Assurance Program doesn't mean you must stay home every day to call us. We know that things come up on short notice, such as trips to Atlantic City and other locations. When that happens, all you will need to do is contact the Re-Assurance office in advance to let us know what's happening. Or, if it is after hours, you can simply leave a message on our answering machine at 581-4033.
9 Lamont AvenueHamilton, NJ 08619Phone: 609-890-9400
If you have a disability and need assistance with the application process, please contact Deborah M. Gershen at 609-989-8500.
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office offers the following programs for seniors. Visit the Mercer County website for information on all of the programs offered.
NJ EASE is the easy way for seniors and their families to get information about and access senior services. For more information, call 877-222-3737.
NJ EASE is one toll-free telephone number to put you in touch with someone to help you learn about and apply for important program and benefits.
NJ EASE promotes independence, dignity and choice for New Jersey's older adults. When you dial the NJ EASE toll-free telephone number, a person from an agency in your county answers. You'll speak with someone who is trained, knowledgeable and ready to help you. Once services are provided, NJ EASE keeps in touch with you to make sure the services continue to meet your needs.
NJ EASE staff members are trained to provide you with answers and information on a wide variety of topics, including:
640 S Broad StreetTrenton, NJ 08650609-989-6661
Monday through Friday8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Provides information and counseling services to isolated, frail, homebound elderly through casework services on the telephone, in the office or in the client's home. Assistance is given to clients in filling out forms to apply to local, state and federal programs (not a formal case management program).
When a property is being sold that has a septic / well, the seller must have the water/septic tested and the results must be reviewed by the health department. Results should be brought in person to the health department. At that time, the seller will sign the paperwork and there is a $50 review fee.
If the results are approved, health will bring them to the housing office to be part of the certificate of occupancy.
Contact the Health Department to see if they have a file since they have records going back to approximately 1990. If the tank was installed prior to around 1990, they most likely will not have a record. If they do not have a file, you will have to hire a private septic company to come out and locate the septic tank.
Also, if work is going to be done on the septic, a permit is required through the health department.
A shed may be erected in side and rear yard areas only and shall be set back from side and rear lines as described below.
Sheds 150 square feet or smaller shall be set back three feet from the side and rear property lines. An EZ Permit Application (PDF) is required. The foundation can be a concrete slab or four inches of gravel or crushed stone.
Sheds over 150 square feet are considered accessory buildings and the setbacks are determined by the particular zoning district that the property is located within.
To obtain a permit please bring a copy of your property survey to the Land Use Office, Room 307 in the Municipal Building.
Sheds over 200 square feet will require a construction permit.
The property survey must be of the original size (surveys that are manipulated cannot be scaled) and indicate the location of the proposed construction of the fence on the survey with highlighter / colored pencil / pen / marker, etc. There is no fee for an EZ Permit (issued over the counter).
Permits are good for one year.
If the shed is 150 sq feet or more, it could be taxable.
Yes, a permit is required. Applications for a Driveway-Parking Area Permit (PDF) or a Sidewalk, Curb and Apron Construction Permit (PDF) are available at the Engineering Office. A plot plan (survey) is not required for the curb and sidewalk or if you do not intend to widen your driveway. If you are widening your driveway, your application should include a plot plan.
The Public Works Inspector will inspect the new driveway, curb or sidewalk. Homeowner instructions regarding scheduling the inspection is included in the application.
The application fee for these permits is $30 each.
Permits are good for one year from date of issue.
A permit is not needed to seal the driveway. However a permit is needed to resurface the driveway.
Standard driveway is 10 feet wide, therefore, a shared driveway is 20 feet wide. One permit per address is required, so if two properties share a common driveway, with no separation, two separate permits must be obtained to do the entire driveway. One side of the driveway can be done by that property owner and the division would be at 10 feet.
The work must start within one year of getting the permit.
Hamilton Township standard for PSI is 4,000.
In accordance with Article IV, Chapter 435, Section 34, where the lands of a property owner abut a right-of-way, it shall be the responsibility of such property owner to keep the area between the property line and the street line, including the sidewalk, driveway apron and curb as the case may be, in good repair. The street line for the purposes of this article is designated as the edge of the paved surface of the street.
No, you do not need to schedule an inspection after the concrete is poured. When the inspector is out to inspect the forms before any concrete is poured, you are automatically on the list for a re-inspection of the sidewalk / driveway after the concrete is poured.
Please contact the Call Center at 609-586-0311.
Yes you need a Building Permit. If the sign is going to be lighted you will need an Electrical Permit in addition to the Building Permit. However, before obtaining a permit, you must get approval from the Planning Division. Contact Rob Poppert in the Planning Office at 609-890-3645.
If all spreading equipment is running, the primary roads can be spread with anti-icing / deicing chemicals in 1 and a half hours.
If all spreading equipment is running, we can apply anti-icing / deicing chemicals to the secondary (neighborhood) roads in about 6 hours.
Although we do our best to be attentive to individual driveways and minimize inconveniences to residents, the plows sometimes fill in areas on previously cleaned driveways and sidewalks. Property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from their property including or where snow and ice has been placed upon such areas as a result of snow or ice clearing operations.
You can prevent snow plows blocking your driveway by clearing a portion of the road immediately adjacent to your driveway (to the right of your driveway when facing your house). Doing so provides an area where snow from the plow truck can be deposited before reaching your driveway
For an information on the method for plowing out your driveway view the Snow Driveway Clearing Tips (PDF) illustration.
First you should call the Dialysis Center to see if it is open. You should also speak with them about rescheduling your appointment.
If the dialysis center is open and you must keep your appointment, you should call 609-581-4000 for emergency transportation. This number is manned by township police dispatch personnel who will dispatch an ambulance. Please note that you cannot pre-register for these transportation services. They can, and will, only be provided on an as needed basis during individual emergencies. For additional information, regarding emergency transportation services, please call the Hamilton Police Division's Crime Prevention Unit, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, at 609-581-4033.
As always, if it is a true medical emergency, call 911.
If you have a true medical emergency call 911 or the Hamilton Township Police Department at 609-581-4000.
If you have another medical situation, such as a scheduled doctor appointment, and you feel it is a medical emergency, please provide the name and phone number of your doctor. We will verify with the doctor and if warranted provide the necessary accommodation to get you there.
Dialysis patients should call 609-581-4000 to speak with a dispatcher who will contact an ambulance service if it is an emergency. Please note that you cannot pre-register for these transportation services. They can, and will, only be provided on an as needed basis during individual emergencies.
Prior to winter snowstorms, liquid salt will be applied to all Township roads provided that favorable pavement temperatures exist to do so.
While snow is falling, our main effort is to keep the primary roads safe and passable.
The primary roads are plowed curb to curb and treated with salt early during the storm. As a result, when the storm has ended, those roads are black and bare to pavement very quickly.
We do not enter the secondary roads to plow them until after snow fall has ended.
Secondary roads are plowed with one pass in and one pass out and are plowed in about 24 hours if everything goes right. Often there is going to be snow packed and bonded to the roadway after we plow. We apply de-icing chemicals (salt) to the snow pack which with the help of the sun melts the snow and gets us to bare pavement. All residents who reside on a secondary road should be able to drive from their home to a primary road without difficulty providing the exercise caution.
County roads are cleared by Mercer County Road Department [Phone: 609-530-7510] or you may email.
State roads are cleared by NJ Department of Transportation [Phone: 609-588-6212].
In accordance with Ordinance 435-1 property owner or tenant is required to remove snow-ice within 12 daylight hours after the snow-ice shall fall or be formed.
If snow or ice is not removed as required by section 435-1 or is cast, deposited or placed upon the sidewalks or streets in violation of section 435-2, the snow or ice shall be removed by the department of public works upon notification by the police division, and the cost of removal shall be certified to the director of finance, who shall cause the cost to be charged against the real estate abutting the sidewalk or street from which the snow or ice was removed. The amount so charged shall become a lien upon the real estate abutting the sidewalk or street, passageway, private roadway or parking area, and shall be added to the taxes next assessed upon the land, and shall be collected and enforced in the same manner as other taxes. The remedy provided by this section shall be in addition to any penalty imposed for a violation of this article in section 435-4
First determine whether or not the road is a State, County or Township Road.
If it is a County Road, refer the caller to the County 609-530-7510 or email.
If it is a State Road, refer the caller to the State 732-308-4086 (Central Regional Maintenance Department).
If it is a Township Road, take the name, address and number and advise the caller that someone will come out and inspect after the snow has stopped. If they can replace it right then and there with the permanent mailbox, they will. If not, the Township will put up a temporary mailbox until the permanent mailbox can be replaced. The township only replaces standard mailboxes.
If the mailbox is a special decorative box (painted, novelty themed, brick construction, etc.) a request should be submitted for a Notice of Claim. The resident would have to make the repairs or replacement and file for reimbursement.
No, the rules about soliciting pertain to door-to-door. A solicitor must have a license to go door-to-door.
A business cannot put advertisements in the mailbox but there are no rules about leaving it in the driveway; only that it cannot be more than once a week. If you want to discontinue this, you must contact the business directly.
Any solicitor that shows up at a resident's door should have an ID badge permit license from the Township. If they cannot provide one, resident can notify the police of the situation. If you would like to know if a solicitor is licensed, the Clerk's Office can verify this. Submit a Citizen Service Request or contact either the Clerks Office at 609-890-3622 or the Call Center at 609-586-0311. You must provide the name of the solicitor. If you do not have the solicitor's name, the Clerk's Office may be able to verify licensure with the company name. If you would like information on or to sign up to be on the Township No Knock List please visit No Knock page.
Any one that solicits in the township must apply for a solicitor's permit. See Chapter 102 Sec. 102-61 Peddler and Solicitor.
To obtain a solicitor's permit, an application must be completely filled out with the original signature. Three passport photos must be included. There is a $125 fee/application. A separate application and background for each applicant is required. Once the application is received by the Clerk's office, the police will send the background check information.
If the applicant is not coming in person to drop off the application and background, it must be notarized. If the applicant is coming in person, it can be notarized at the Clerk's Office.
All documentation; Complete application, Copy of Tax Identification Certificate (Business Registration Certificate from County or State), Background Packets with original signature and notarized with 3 passport photos and $125 fee; is returned to the Office of the Municipal Clerk located at 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton NJ 08609 (bring in person or mail). Once the application and fee is received by the Clerk's Office the information will be sent to the Police and the Police will send out the background packet.
Please allow 2 weeks for the application and background to be completed before a permit can be issued.
A solicitor's license is good for one year.
Fingerprinting is not done, but background checks are performed.
Any solicitor that shows up at a resident's door should have an ID badge permit license from the township. If they cannot provide one, resident can notify the police of the situation.
To sign up for the Do Not Knock for Hamilton Township, residents can simply go to the No Knock page.
Please note that Pursuant to Chapter 349 of the Code of Ordinances (Do Not Knock List), this will prohibit peddlers, canvassers and other solicitors (except non-profit, religious organizations, or political groups) from seeking contact with you at your home.
Please call 609-581-4000 first to report this to the Police Department.
If it is a Township of Hamilton traffic signal (refer to list) submit a service request. Lights that are not on the list of township responsibility should be reported to Mercer County Transportation, so in addition to calling the police, call Mercer County Transportation at 609-530-7510.
If the traffic light is out on a State Road such as Route 33, in addition to calling the Police Department, report this to 732-625-5350 (Jim Miller) or DOT Dispatch at 609-588-6212.
The township maintains the following decorative street and park lights:
If you are a PSE&G customer, you can use the Report a Street Light Outage form found on the PSE&G website. Or report an outage by calling 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) with the location of the street light or gas lamp, the nearest cross street, and the pole number (if applicable) - usually located on a metal strip attached to the pole.
If you are not a PSE&G customer, please contact the utility that provides your electric and / or gas service.
Hamilton Township is responsible for all street lights in Traditions.
Or you can call the Hamstat Call Center at 609-586-0311 to report a street light out. Please provide a precise location (the address that the pole is in front of) and pole number if possible.
Hamilton utilizes a Pavement Management System to assess the general condition of all of its roadways. Under this system, the roads are rated.
Currently any road that meets a rating of 40 or below is considered for repaving.
To report an issue on a county road, call 609-530-7510. You may also report any roadway issues by emailing Mercer County DOT.
Note: Route 206 from Lalor Street to Whitehorse Circle is Hamilton Township responsibility.
To report an issue on a state road call Central Dispatcher at 609-588-6212 or use this online form to report potholes, maintenance, roadway debris, sign problems, tall grass, deer carcass, guide rail damage, electrical (light bulb out, traffic signal)
Typically road reconstruction projects are done during the summer months when conditions are not conducive for growing grass. Re-seeding of this area is put on a "punch" list for the fall when conditions are more favorable for growing grass.
The seed that is used is the same grass seed that is planted on all of the construction jobs. The seed mix is specified by the township in its standard specification. The township will not honor a special request for zoysia grass, etc.
Full or partial construction of the following roads will be done by the Public Works Paving Crew. We will give residents a two week notice prior to start date. Schedule subject to change due to weather and work schedule.
Road Repair Projects
Hamilton Township Capital Road Projects
Residents who have questions about road work projects being done by PSE&G can contact the project line at 833-661-6400. They will receive a response within 24 hours.
Wire reinforcement is allowed but if the township ever has to rip up the ROW (right of way) sidewalk, we will not replace the sidewalk with the wire mesh. It is expensive and not part of our specs. The wire mesh goes down before they pour the concrete.
The sidewalk is a trip hazard and in violation if it is lifted 1 inch or greater.
In accordance with township ordinance 130-141, the installation and maintenance of curbs and sidewalks is the responsibility of the property owner.
However, when a road is being reconstructed the plans and specs are sent from Engineering to Public Works. During the reconstruction job, if the curbs are deteriorating, Public Works may consider replacing the curb. The purpose of a curb is to facilitate the drainage of the road. When water runs off the road, it follows the curb line to the next storm drain. If the curbs are to be replaced due to deterioration, Engineering will put this in the initial plans. If it is not in the initial plans, it is the responsibility of the property owner.
As for the sidewalk, this is the responsibility of the property owner. The contractor hired by the township to do the road reconstruction work may approach the homeowners while he is working on the road if he sees that the sidewalks are in poor condition. The contractor may offer the homeowner a discounted rate to replace the sidewalk. This rate is only effective while the contractor is actively working on the road. This is solely between the contractor and the homeowner. The township has nothing to do with this offer.
The only time the township will install a new sidewalk is with federal grant money. The location must warrant the installation of a sidewalk and a review is done by the Engineering Department to determine the necessity. Currently, sidewalks are being installed on South Clinton Avenue through grant money.
The Hamilton Township Code, Article V, Section 130-141 states that where the lands of a property owner abut a right-of-way, it shall be the responsibility of such property owner to keep the area between the property line and the street line, including the sidewalk, driveway apron, and curb, as the case may be, in good repair.
The appropriate permit can be obtained at the Municipal Building's Division of Inspections located in Room 305, 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton NJ 08609.
Submit a Citizen Service Request to request a street sweeper on your street.
For all township roads, a street sweeping schedule is followed. All roads are swept 5 times (sometimes 6) per year. The only exception is if the road is in a business/commercial area. Roads in business or commercial areas are supposed to be swept every 30 days, as staffing permits.
There are times when the township will temporarily post a street for "No Parking" on one side and then post the same street for "No Parking" on the other side either the next day or shortly thereafter. If the street has an excessive amount of business then "No Parking" signs will not be posted.
If you disagree with the assessed value of your property, contact the Tax Assessor's Office at 890-3654. If after speaking with a representative in the Tax Assessor's Office, you wish to file an appeal, an appeal may be filed with the County Board of Taxation. Forms and instructions for filing an appeal may be obtained in the Tax Assessor's Office located in the Municipal Building or by contacting the Mercer County Board of Taxation at 640 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08650, 609-989-6704. You may also access an application (PDF) or visit our website.
If the assessed value exceeds $1,000,000, you have the option of filing your appeal directly with the Tax Court. Information for filing a complaint with the Tax Court may be obtained by contacting the Tax Court of New Jersey at: P.O. Box 972Hughes Justice ComplexTrenton, NJ 08625.
Assessment appeals must be filed on or before April 1 of the current tax year, or 45 days from the date mailed, as it appears on the front of the tax notice, whichever date is later.
Additional Instructions: Do not multiply last year's property tax rate by the current year's assessed value to determine taxes for the current year.
The current tax rate is: $3.251
See more (PDF).
Since the revaluation, every property is currently evaluated at its market value.
However, if the inspector did not go inside the house during the revaluation inspections, this value is estimated.
Effective October 1, 2022, the equalization ratio is 83.39% for the tax year 2023. This is set by the county and is based on all the sales.
Qualifications for Applying for $250 Disability Deduction:
2090 Greenwood AvenueP.O. Box 150Hamilton, NJ 08650
To apply for the $250 Disability deduction, submit a citizen service request (select request type "Taxes", "Property Tax Deductions"). Please provide your full name, complete mailing address, phone number, and the type of deduction you are applying for. The Tax Assessor's Office will send you an application and cover letter with instructions.
Senior Citizen Deduction Qualifications:
Surviving Spouse Deduction Qualifications:
To apply for the $250 Veteran Deduction, submit a citizen service request (select request type "Taxes", "Property Tax Deductions"). Please provide your full name, complete mailing address, phone number and the type of deduction you are applying for. The Tax Assessor's Office will send you an application and cover letter with instructions.
There is no pro-ration for Veteran's deduction. It continues to the end of the year and then drops off.
Senior and Disability deductions are pro-rated and charged back.
To apply, you must speak to a representative in the Tax Assessor's Office by calling 890-3654 or submit a citizen service request (select request type "Taxes", "Property Tax Deductions"), or download an application (PDF). Please provide your full name, complete mailing address, phone number, and type of deduction you are applying for. The Tax Assessor's Office will get back to you.
If it is determined that you are eligible, the Tax Assessor's Office will mail you an application and cover sheet with instructions. Bring or mail completed application to the Tax Assessor's Office located in the basement of the Municipal Building, 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08609.
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 150Hamilton, NJ 08650
To apply, you must speak to a representative in the Tax Assessor's Office at 890-3654 or submit a citizen service request (select request type "Taxes", "Property Tax Deductions"). Please provide your full name, complete mailing address, phone number and type of deduction you are applying for. The Tax Assessor's Office will contact you. Download an application (PDF).
If it is determined that you are eligible, the Tax Assessor's Office will mail you an application and cover sheet with instructions. Bring or mail completed application to the Tax Assessor's Office located in the basement of the Municipal Building.
To apply, you must speak with a representative in the Tax Assessor's Office at 890-3654 or create a citizen service request (select request type "Taxes", "Property Tax Deductions"). Please provide full name, complete address, phone number and the type of deduction you are applying for and someone will contact you. The Tax Assessor's Office will mail you an application and cover letter with instructions. Or you may download an application (PDF).
If it is determined that you are eligible, the Tax Assessor's Office will mail you an application and cover letter with instructions. Bring or mail completed application to the Tax Assessor's Office located in the basement of the Municipal Building, 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08609.
$250 Property Tax Deductions: Deductions are available to Senior Citizens (over 65), Veterans (must have active service during wartime, must own property and be a NJ resident) and Disabled Persons. Qualifications apply. If you need an application to apply for a deduction, submit a citizen service request. Gather the following information:
The Tax Assessor's office will send a filled-out application with a cover letter explaining the process.
Every year in January, the assessor's office sends out this form to every person receiving a $250 tax deduction for senior and disability. This form is not sent out to those receiving the Veteran deduction. This form must be filed on or before March 1st to continue receiving this deduction. There is a cover letter attached with instructions. This form is to verify that they are still living in the house and that their income did not go any higher than $10,000, not including social security.
The resident is to complete Number 3 and Number 4 on the form and date, sign and send it back to the assessor's office. They do not need to bring it in person; they can mail it. An envelope is not provided. Also, they do not need to provide their social security number since the assessor's office already had it on file.
If the property owner is receiving a 100% exemption due to disability, they get a separate letter every couple of years just to confirm that nothing has changed. They need to send back the form.
You may also access the Post Tax Year income Statement form (PDF).
Every year in January, the Tax Assessor's office sends out an annual post-tax-year statement to anyone already receiving a senior or disability deduction. This statement must be filled out and returned to the Tax Assessor's office by March 1st. This is done to see if the resident still meets the income requirements. Two or three reminders are sent out. For those that do not return the statement, the Tax Collector's office is notified and the deduction is disallowed and the property owner is billed for the amount ($250).
Once the deduction is disallowed, the property owner must reapply to receive the deduction again.
The Veteran's Administration has to declare the Veteran 100% service-connected disabled. The Veteran will receive a mandated form from the Veteran's Administration. The surviving spouse may be entitled to the exemption.
To obtain a claim form (PDF).
Contact the Tax Assessor's Office at 890-3654 for more information.
The land must be:
The Farmland Assessment Application (PDF) must be filed by August 1st of each year.
Hamilton Township makes available a $250 Property Tax Deduction to Senior Citizens, Veterans and Disabled Persons.
Eligibility requirements must be met. See more information.
Contact the Tax Assessor's Office at 609-890-3654 for information and application.
To apply for one of the $250 property tax deductions listed , create a citizen service request (request type "Taxes", "Property Tax Deductions"). Be sure to provide your full name, complete mailing address, phone number and the type of deduction you are applying for. Once received, the Tax Assessor's Office will send you an application and cover sheet with instructions.
The State of New Jersey offers programs for property tax relief for those who qualify. Read more.
You can apply for a 5-year property tax abatement if your house is 20 years old or older and the house is 1500 square feet or less prior to the addition.
If you meet these qualifications, you must fill out an application in the Tax Assessor's Office.
This is handled through the State of NJ. See more information on the NJ State Tax Freeze Program.
If you have questions concerning the Property Tax Reimbursement Program:
Agents are available during normal business hours from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, to answer questions or to assist senior and disabled homeowners in filing their reimbursement applications.
For assistance with completing the form and verification that taxes are paid up to date, visit the Tax Collector's Office, Room 207, 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08609.
Anyone who applies for Property Reimbursement Assistance (Blue Book), whether a first-time filer or repeat filer, must send proof that their taxes are paid. If they do not have canceled checks or receipts as proof, they can mail or bring in person the Tax Verification Form to the Tax Collector's Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Part I is to be completed by Applicant. If mailing in the Tax Verification Form, Part I must be complete. If you need assistance with completing Park I in addition to payment verification, visit the Tax Collector's Office located in Room 207, 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton NJ 08609. The hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Credits are applied directly to residents' property tax bills, rather than through the mailing of rebate checks. The state determines which quarter the credit will be applied and notifies the tax office.
For more information on the Homestead Rebate Program, contact the NJ Department of the Treasury, Division of Taxation at 877-658-2972 or the Homestead Rebate Hotline at 888-238-1233 for homeowners or 888-213-8623 for tenants.
Part I is to be completed by the applicant. For assistance with completing the form and verification that taxes are paid up to date, visit the Tax Collector's Office, Room 207, 2090 Greenwood Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08609. The hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Property tax bills are mailed prior to the August payment and include the stubs for payments due in August, November of that year and February and May of the following year.
If you do not have the payment stub, include the block and lot Number on your check and mail payment. Make check payable to Division of Revenue Collections and mail to the Division of Revenue Collections at:P.O. Box 00150Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150
You can also use their physical address:2090 Greenwood AvenueHamilton, NJ 08609
Mail is received quicker by using the physical address; however, both addresses can be used.
You can also pay online or sign up for ACH Direct Withdrawal (PDF).
Yes, you can pay your property taxes/sewer utility bill online. For your convenience, you may follow these steps to pay your taxes:
Once this is completed, you will be directed back to the online tax and sewer payment options. You should see in red "payment pending". Convenience charges are being assessed from the company processing the electronic payments. They are as follows:
To opt out/cancel your automatic deduction for either property taxes or sewer, our Tax Collection Office needs written notification to stop the automatic withdrawal in all cases. This is printed on the application when anyone signs up. A letter may be faxed in to the Tax Collection Office (609-890-3891), mailed, or brought in person.
Pay your property taxes online:
Once this is completed, you will be directed back to the online tax and sewer payment options. You should see in red "payment pending".
Steps to pay your Sewer Utility online:
You can pay all 4 quarters of the billing cycle.
You can find out the amount owed by using the online payment application.
Or contact HamStat at 609-586-0311.
No, you do not need to contact the Tax Collector personally to notify of an address change. At the closing, when the deed is changed, the Tax Collector's Office is notified.
It takes six to eight weeks after the closing for a new owner's name to be officially recorded on the property deed and in the municipal tax system, so the property may still be listed under the previous owner's name. If it is less than 8 weeks since you became the owner, you must give it more time. If after 8 weeks it is still not showing you as the property owner, contact the Engineering Office so that the deed can be updated.
However, if you just want to change the mailing address for property tax/sewer bills, you must notify the Tax Assessor's Office at (609) 890-3654.
The stub should say "For Advice Only". This may appear above the bar code or in red on the stub.
Also, a bank code should appear on the left-hand side of the stub.
If your mortgage company should be billed for your property taxes and your bill does not say "For Advice Only" or there is no bank code, contact your mortgage company and advise them to call the Tax Collector's Office at 609-890-3892 and provide them with their NJ Bank code so they can update their records or send in a bank authorization form.
Normally, the Automatic Withdrawal will be taken after the 1st of the Month, but before the Late Fee Date, due to our grace period.
Sewer Utility Tax due dates are March 1st and October 1st.
Property Tax due dates are February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st.
Convenience charges are assessed from the company processing the electronic payments. They are as follows:
The only way to stop payments from automatically being withdrawn from your account for a specific property is to send in a written request.
If you failed to send in a written request and a payment was automatically deducted from your account on a property you no longer own, you must request a refund in writing. Your request will have to go to resolution.
Property tax due dates:
NJ State Statute provides for a 10-day grace period. Payment must be received by the 10th of the month that it is due. If the 10th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Township holiday, it is due the following business day.
One bill is mailed out prior to August payment and includes 4 stubs, one for August, November of that year, and one for February and May of the following year.
Make check payable to Division of Revenue Collections and mail to the Division of Revenue Collections at"
P.O. Box 00150Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150
2090 Greenwood AvenueHamilton, NJ 08609This is the Physical Address. Mail seems to get to us quicker by using this address.
Both addresses can be used.
In addition to municipal real estate taxes, the township collects the county tax, school tax and fire district tax. For questions about any increase in the entities other than municipal, you must contact that entity.
County Board of Taxation: call 609-989-6704
Board of Education: call 609-631-4100
Special District Tax: Fire Commissioners - contact that district commissioner
Please note that if you recently purchased your property within the past two months and are unable to access your tax bill using this payment application, please contact the tax office and provide them with your new block and lot information and ask them to verify the name of the property owner recorded in the tax system for that property. It may take up to two months for a new owner's name to be officially recorded on the property deed and in the municipal tax system, so the property may still be listed under the previous owner's name.
It takes six to eight weeks after the closing for a new owner's name to be officially recorded on the property deed and in the municipal tax system, so the property may still be listed under the previous owner's name. If it is less than 8 weeks since you became the owner, you must give it more time.
If after 8 weeks it is still not showing you as the property owner, you must contact whoever handled the sale (the title company or attorney) to see if and when the paperwork was sent in to the county.
Added assessments are any additional tax billings (example: any improvements to property-siding, additions, etc.)
Each are on an individual basis. Specific questions about an added assessment should be directed to the Tax Assessor at 890-3654.
By using the online payment application, you may be able to verify that your payment was received by the Tax Collector's office.
To verify receipt of your property tax payment, access the online payment application.
To verify receipt of your sewer bill payment, access the online payment application.
Please allow a reasonable amount of time for the payment to post.
If the wife is listed first on the deed then the records will read "Et Vir" to include husband. If the husband is listed first on the deed then the records will read "Et Ux" to include wife. Again, "Et Al" means "and other persons" (other than husband and wife). If you want to know who the Et Al includes, we may have to call the Tax Office to find out who is listed.
If your bank notifies you that your check for payment of your property taxes or sewer utility is insufficient, you must replace the funds with certified funds. In addition, a separate returned check fee of $20 must be paid with certified funds.
However, you can not replace the funds until the bank notifies the tax collector that the funds were insufficient. Once we are notified we will contact you via written notification. Upon receiving notification from the tax office, you must replace the funds.
No, you will not receive a separate notification. It will be reflected on your bank statements.
If the lien holder lost the original certificate, they should send a check for $100 to Hamilton Township with a statement saying that the certificate was lost. Once the township sends another certificate, the lien holder must sign the back and notarize the certificate and send to the tax office. When the tax office receives the certificate, the money will be sent.
Yes, but please include a block and lot number on the memo section of the check for proper identification if the information is available.
Make check payable to Township of Hamilton Sewer Utility and mail to:2090 Greenwood AvenueHamilton, NJ 08609
P.O. Box 00150Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150.
Mail seems to be received quicker by using the second address.
Online payment portal
Convenience charges are being assessed from the company processing the electronic payments. They are as follows:
The Sewer bill is based on the number of units in a residential property. For a one-unit residential property, the amount is $195 per half-year.
Commercial rates are based on water consumption.
You can also find out the amount for the bill currently being collected by accessing the online payment application.
Sewer Utility payment schedule:
The sewer bill only gets mailed out once each January. The mailing includes a stub for the payment due March 1st and another stub for the payment due October 1st. You can pay the whole year in full by March 10th or each half as it comes due.
NJ State Statute provides for a 10-day grace period. Payment must be received by the 10th of the month that it is due. If the 10th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Township holiday, payment is due by the next business day.
Post Office Box:P.O. Box 00150Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150
Physical address (mail seems to get to us quicker by using this address):2090 Greenwood AvenueHamilton, NJ 08609
If you have questions concerning the Property Tax Reimbursement(PTR)Program:
For assistance with completing the PTR form and verification that taxes are paid up to date, visit the Tax Collector's Office, Room 207, 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08609.
There is a 10-day grace period after the due date of property tax and sewer utility bills. If payment is not received by the 10th of the month that the bill is due, it is delinquent and a delinquent notice will be mailed. If the 10th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Township holiday, payment is due by the next business day.
Delinquent tax notices list the type of delinquency, taxes, sewer or municipal assessment with the interest charge and the grand total due. Interest is calculated on the delinquent notice up to a certain date that is indicated on the notice. If payment is received in the Tax Collector's Office by the close of the day indicated on the notice, the amount reflected on the notice is the amount that should be submitted. If payment is made after the indicated date, call the HamStat Call Center at 586-0311 so that your interest can be recalculated.
Please contact the Call Center at 586-0311 with any questions you may have about your delinquent notice.
Pay property or sewer tax online.
If paying in person, personal check, cash or money order is accepted.
If you have received a delinquent tax notice and your mortgage company pays your taxes, you must contact your mortgage company.
It is listed on the delinquency notice that payment can be made through the website.
If you receive a Tax Sale Notice, all payments, as stated on this notice, need to be certified check, cash or money order.
After the 10-day grace period, unpaid property tax and sewer charges become delinquent and are subject to interest charges of 8% on amounts under $1500.00 and 18% on amounts over $1500.00.
If payment was submitted recently, the delinquent notice and payment may have crossed in the mail. Please submit citizen service request (select request type "Taxes"; and "Payment Status") or contact HamStat at 609-586-0311 for verification that your payment was received.
Once a lien is satisfied a Tax Sale Certificate is sent to the resident. It can take 4 to 8 weeks for the certificate to be sent. A letter is included explaining the process for removing the lien from the County Clerk's Office. To do this the certificate must be presented to the Mercer County Court House.
If the tax sale certificate is sent to the county, and the county sends this back saying there is no record of the lien, that means it was never recorded at the Mercer County Clerk's Office and you should just hold on to the certificate for your records.
Contact the Mercer County Clerk's Office at 609-989-6470 to review the procedures of properly removing this lien from the county records.
If down the road, the lien shows because the county was never presented with the certificate to remove the lien, the Tax Collector's office will provide a "Discharge of Tax Sale Certificate" for the resident to show the county that the lien was satisfied. To request a discharge of tax sale certificate, email the tax collector directly with the request.
Anyone who has any type (real estate/sewer/municipal assessment) or any amount of delinquency would receive a tax sale notice. All payments, as stated on this notice, need to be certified check, cash or money order and any payments that are not in the Tax Collector's Office by the date indicated on the tax sale notice must include all sale costs which are listed on the tax sale notice, as this is the last day to pay prior to advertisement.
Once a full lien is placed against the property the owner would be responsible for the delinquent amount, costs and fees of the sale and interest up to 18%, in addition to a waiting period for the calculations due to the complexity of a lien status.
Once a property goes past the tax sale date, the process of calculating what is due is an involved matter. All redemption requests must be faxed to the Tax Collector at 609-890-3891 or emailed to the Tax Collector Danielle, and the Tax Collector's Office will calculate them in the order that they are received. If the property is in Foreclosure, indicate this on top of the request so that the request can be expedited. Please include the lien number on the request.
For more information contact HamStat at 609-586-0311.
Once a property goes past the tax sale date, the process of calculating what is due is an involved matter. All redemption requests must be faxed in to the Tax Collector's Office at 609-890-3891 or emailed to the Tax Collector. Please provide the lien number on the request and leave your return information for the Tax Office.
If the property is in foreclosure or a township lien, indicate this in bold letters at the top of the request so that this can be expedited.
To satisfy the lien, the Tax Collector's Office will provide the amount of taxes owed and the interest accrued.
Once the lien is satisfied a Tax Sale Certificate is sent to the resident. It can take 4 to 8 weeks for the certificate to be sent. A letter is included explaining the process for removing the lien from the County Clerk's Office. To do this the certificate must be presented to the Mercer County Court House.
If down the road, the lien shows because the county was never presented with a certificate to remove the lien, the Tax Collector's office will provide a "Discharge of Tax Sale Certificate" for the resident to show the county that the lien was satisfied. To request a discharge of tax sale certificate, email the tax collector directly with the request.
In accordance with NJSA 54:5-19, any Municipal Tax, Sewer and Assessment remaining unpaid is subject to Tax Sale. Any payments made must be in the form of Cash, Certified Check or Money Order.
Process leading to a Tax Sale: If payment is not received by the Property Tax, Sewer Tax and Municipal Assessment due date, a delinquency notice goes out. The notice includes a statement "to avoid upcoming tax sale, make all payments by date indicated. After this date, if payment is not received, a notice is sent informing the taxpayer of the Tax Sale date. If payment is not made by the Tax Sale date, a lien is put on the property.
Hamilton does not have an ordinance requiring residents to cut back trees/shrubs that overhang onto the neighbor's property. We do however advise residents whose property is invaded by these trees/shrubs to cut back all extending vegetation from ground level straight up vertically to any height of the problem overhanging their property.
However, there is an ordinance, 362-1 Responsibilities of the owner and tenant; invasive plants; bamboo.
It shall be the duty of any owner and tenant or person in possession of any lands in the Township:
To keep such lands free of brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, invasive plants, filth, garbage, trash and debris where such items are inimical to the preservation of public health, safety or general welfare of the Township or which may constitute a fire hazard.
Yes, a permission letter is required if you are trying to remove a curbside tree. Please contact HAMStat at 609-586-0311 to submit a service request for the permission letter.
In accordance with township ordinance, all curbside trees (tree located between the curb and sidewalk) are the homeowner's responsibility to maintain. However, if the curbside tree is dead, dying or causing sewer related problems, as a courtesy, Hamilton Township will remove the tree. The Department of Public Works will make an inspection of the curbside tree and if the tree calls for township service, the tree will be placed on a list and will be scheduled for removal according to the date of listing.
If the resident cannot wait, they have the township's approval to remove the tree themselves or have it professionally done at their own expense. The township assumes no responsibility for the location of any utilities or damage from any accident caused by the removal of the tree. It is recommended that the resident check with the utility companies for removal involving any wires or in-ground services.
Should the resident decide to remove the tree themselves or have a contractor remove it, notify Public Works so that their name can be removed from the list. If the tree is creating a hazard over the roadway, the township will trim the tree to eliminate the hazard. If the tree is interfering with the electrical lines, Public Works will make an inspection to determine if PSE&G needs to be involved. If the curbside tree is down and lying in the road, the township will remove the tree.
If the tree is located from the sidewalk back, it is the homeowner's responsibility to maintain and/or remove the tree. If the tree has caused damage to a home or any other property, the homeowner should contact their property insurance provider.
If a tree is growing into the wires, the property owner should contact a licensed private tree maintenance contractor to provide any needed tree trimming service, as by ordinance, maintenance and trimming of curbside trees is the responsibility of the property owner. As a preventative maintenance measure, PSE&G, in accordance with a self-mandated schedule, trims any tree near or along the roadside, which interferes with the high voltage power line only. The high voltage power line is defined as the wire which is the topmost line/wire that runs from telephone pole to telephone pole along the immediate road/curbside. There are normally porcelain insulators at each pole connected to this wire and also transformers at some pole locations below the power line, to reduce the voltage/power. Any electric line which connects from a pole to a common home or building is not considered high voltage (for tree trimming standards), and therefore PSE&G does not provide trimming services around these electric service lines. A licensed private tree maintenance contractor must be contacted to handle this work.
If a limb or portion of a curbside tree is broken and dangling on the utility wire, causing a roadside hazard, the tree supervisor of the Public Works Department will evaluate the situation and address appropriately. All trees, other than curbside trees, on private property are the responsibility of the property owner to contact PSE&G (which may or may not assist), or a licensed private tree maintenance contractor to remove any limbs that are broken or dangling on the wire(s).
For Your Information: If a line is down, then we should call PSE&G first to determine the situation. The lines coming into the home are not considered high voltage with relation to tree trimming standards. Any electric line rated below 750 volts, (which nearly all homes utilize), is considered lower voltage and PSE&G will not address any tree trimming around this wire.
The Hamilton Township Public Works department is responsible for the removal and maintenance of all trees located on township property.
If the beehive is in a curbside tree or a tree that is hanging over the sidewalk, submit a service request for the tree crew to come out and evaluate the situation. They will come out to spray the hive for removal. However, if it is a honey beehive, the township will not provide this service because the removal of honey bees requires special attention and a beekeeper must be contacted.
If the beehive is in a tree other than the curbside tree, it is the responsibility of the property owner to call an exterminator to have the hive removed. If someone is reporting a bee's nest on someone else's private property, a health officer will respond to the concern and if warranted a violation will be issued requiring the resident to remove the nest. This is in accordance with State Health Nuisance Code Chapter 94 Section 94-1.
If someone is reporting a bee's nest on township property, this should be reported to Public Works.
Find out why the vehicle was towed and where it was towed from. Then call the traffic unit at 609-581-4024.
Ordinance 473-2, allows a boat trailer or camp vehicle to be parked on the roadway for up to 3 weeks without moving.
View the Veteran Services page to learn more.
Visit the Veteran Services page to learn more.
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11 am, Veterans Park (Yardville-Hamilton Square Road entrance)
Closer to this date, details will be provided, please check the Veteran Services page.
Call Mercer County Veteran Services at 609-989-6120.
If you do not have your discharge papers (DD214), you should write to:Veteran's Administration9700 Page BoulevardSt. Louis, MO 63132
The Health Department will provide a certified copy and the fee is $15 payable by cash, money order, or debit/credit with a 2.9% service charge. You may obtain as many certified copies as you wish, $15 each copy.
Contact Trenton Vital Statistics 609-989-3236.
As long as the birth took place in Hamilton (RWJUH at Hamilton) the birth certificate can be picked up in the Hamilton Township Health Office located at 2100 Greenwood Avenue in Hamilton.
Once the birth record is received, mother or father, sibling, or legal guardian must come to the Health Office in person to pick up the birth certificate. Identification is required. Once at the Health Office, a form is filled out and $15 fee is paid in the form of cash, money order, or debit/credit (2.9% service charge) to obtain the Birth Certificate.
If the parent of a child recently born is a minor and has no identification, they can use their school id as long as it has their date of birth on it. Otherwise they must bring a copy of their birth certificate.
This is done by the Hamilton Township Health Division located at 2100 Greenwood Avenue by appointment only. Call 609-890-3826 to schedule an appointment.
Person has to be 18 years or older to pick up their own birth certificate.
If you know you were born in NJ but do not know the name of the municipality, you should call State of NJ Vital Statistics at 609-292-4087. State of NJ Vital Statistics office is located at 140 E Front Street Trenton, NJ 08608.
Once you find out the name of the municipality where you were born, it may be more cost effective to obtain a copy by calling that municipality. However, you can obtain the birth certificate through the state as well.
The only individuals permitted to purchase a certified copy of a birth certificate:
The Division of Health provides one certified copy only; they do not make additional copies.
You can obtain a copy by mail or in person at:2100 Greenwood AvenueP.O. Box 00150Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150
The fee is $15 a copy (paid in the form of cash, money order, or debit/credit with a 2.9% service charge). If you choose to obtain a copy by mail, please send a money order payable to the Township of Hamilton along with the name of the person or persons, date, and place of occurrence. Must present identification.
If ex-spouse is not the informant, the only way an ex-spouse has the right to get a copy of the death certificate is if they have children together under the age of 18 years old. They would need to bring the children's birth certificate proving they are both the parents.
If you are the spouse of the deceased you must supply your marriage certificate and ID. Parents must supply the child's birth certificate and valid ID, possibly marriage certificate if name is different with valid ID. Grandchildren must supply birth certificate/marriage certificate and then the parents birth certificate along with valid ID. Children must supply birth certificate/marriage certificate (if name change) with valid ID. Must be 18 years of age or older to obtain this record.
The Health Department will provide a certified copy and the fee is $15 payable by cash, money order, or debit/credit (2.9% service charge). You may obtain as many certified copies as you wish, $15 each copy.
Request for death certificates are received by the Health Department electronically from the Funeral Director. The Funeral Director will request and pick up the death certificates for the family member/informant listed on the death certificate.
The delegation of authority for birth/death and marriage/civil union is used when someone is giving temporary POA for someone to pick up vital records for them. If someone other than the actual participants are picking up a certified copy of a vital record, they must fill out the proper delegation form. Contact the call center at 609-586-0311 and a representative can mail the form which must be signed and dated in the presence of a Notary Public or be accompanied by a photocopy of the authorizing person's valid photo identification. Authorized individual must also provide valid identification.
As long as the occurrence took place in Hamilton i.e., death, marriage or birth, you can contact the Division of Health Vital Statistics at 906-890-3826. You can obtain a copy by mail or in person at:2100 Greenwood AvenueP.O. Box 00150Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150
The fee is $15 a copy and payable by cash, money order, or debit/credit (2.9% service charge).
If you choose to obtain a copy by mail, please send a money order payable to the Township of Hamilton along with the name of the person or persons involved, event date, place of occurrence, photo copy of your driver's license, phone number where you can be reached during the day, and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
If you need a certified copy of a death certificate and you are not listed as the informant on the death certificate, you must provide documents that connect you to the deceased.
The Division of Health provides one certified copy. They do not make additional copies of the certified copy. Requests by mail are generally processed within 24 to 48 hours.
New Jersey divorce decrees are available through the Superior Court of New Jersey Records Center.
For more information on obtaining a certified copy of a divorce decree, call the Records Center at: 609-421-6100 or you can also visit their website.
After the bride and groom have applied for the marriage license, they can only pick up the license or the child of the individuals listed on the marriage license (with birth certificate and valid ID). This is the document that is needed before the wedding. However, whoever picks it up is responsible for reviewing the license to ensure all information is correct.
Once the license is sent to the health department after the ceremony, the bride or groom can pick up the marriage certificate when it is ready or a child of the individuals listed on the marriage certificate with a copy of there birth certificate and valid ID.
The Health Department does not require an officiant to show their credentials before performing a wedding ceremony in Hamilton.
The Mayor does perform marriage/civil union ceremonies on Fridays. Please contact the Call Center at 906-586-0311 and we will check with the Mayor's secretary to see if the date is available.
Also, Hamilton has a Judge who performs ceremonies at the Hamilton Court House on Monday, Thursday and Friday. You must contact the courts by e-mailing email@example.com to request a date. Someone from the courts will get back to you so please provide all contact information.
Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello performs civil wedding ceremonies. For more information, visit the Mercer County Clerk's webpage or call 609-989-6465.
After the license is picked up from our office, it is valid for 30 days only. Upon applying, the application will only be kept on file for six months.
If you cannot find your birth certificate, you can substitute this with a passport.
Yes, you must have your birth certificate translated and notarized.
If the applicants live in another state, but are getting married in Hamilton, they have to apply in Hamilton and the ceremony must take place in Hamilton. The license is not valid in any other municipality in NJ; only valid in Hamilton.
If the Hamilton resident is getting married in a different state, they have to contact the state where the wedding is taking place for the marriage license.
If the applicants live in NJ but not in Hamilton and are getting married in Hamilton, they must apply in the municipality where they live. The license is valid for Hamilton or anywhere in NJ.
If the applicants live in Hamilton they must apply for the license in Hamilton and the license is valid for Hamilton or anywhere in NJ.
If one applicant lives in Hamilton and the other lives in another municipality in NJ they can apply through either municipality and the license is valid in Hamilton or anywhere in NJ.
In addition to your birth certificate and social security card or W2 form, you will need a death certificate or a divorce certificate.
If the marriage took place in Hamilton Township, once the marriage is official, the Officiant signs the license and sends it to the Hamilton Township Health Office.
The certificate cannot be picked up until the Health Office has received the signed license. Contact the Health Office via Citizen Service Request or call 609-890-3826 to see if the license has been received.
Once received, the bride and/or groom must go to the Health Office; Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm If a child of the individuals is picking up the marriage certificate, they must bring there birth certificate (marriage certificate if the name is different) with valid ID. Must be 18 years or older. At the office, they will fill out a short form and show identification. There is a $15 fee for a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate payable in the form of cash, money order, or debit/credit (2.9% service charge).
If you live in Hamilton and therefore applied for a license in Hamilton, but the marriage took place in another municipality, you must contact that municipality for your marriage certificate.
If the applicants live in Hamilton, they must apply for the license in Hamilton and the license is valid anywhere in NJ.
If one applicant lives in Hamilton and one lives in another municipality in NJ, they can apply through either municipality and the license is valid anywhere in NJ.
If the applicant is a Hamilton resident and getting married in a different state, then they have to contact the state where the wedding is taking place for the marriage license.
The license stays on file in the municipality where the event took place.
Hamilton does not own their own water company. There are 2 water companies that service Hamilton Township:
Sanitary Sewer means any wastewater leaving your home such as toilet water, shower, washing machine, dishwasher, etc.
Storm Sewer (storm drain) is the grate in the street at the curb for rainwater collection.
Please call 609-581-4140 or 609-581-4141 to report any clogged Storm Drains or fill out an online Citizen Service Request.
Contact the NJ Department of Environmental Protection: their hotline number is 1-877-WARNDEP (1-877-927-6337).
Contact the Hamilton Township Division of Revenue Collection at 609-890-3890.
Do not use the citizen service request for this issue. Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3 pm (except holidays), call 609-581-4140 or 609-581-4141. This is a free same-day service to clean the house lateral only. No appointments are made in advance and the homeowner must be home. In off-hours, call 609-581-4140 or 609-581-4141 and a crew will respond to clean Main Line blockage in the street that is impacting the entire neighborhood. You may be advised to call back the next business day or contact a plumber at your own expense to clear a blockage in your house lateral. Any fees you incur will not be reimbursed by the Township.
Vegetable gardens must be planted on the side or rear yard of a residence.
It is always advised and preferred that a dumpster be placed in the driveway. However, if there is a reason that it cannot be placed in the driveway and must be placed on the street, permission is required from the Traffic Unit. Please call the Traffic Unit of the police department at 609-581-4024.
In accordance with Section 114-1 any person who offers for sale any item shall be required to obtain a license from the municipal clerk unless:
Poison ivy is a naturally occurring growth and is not regulated by our Township ordinances. Therefore, township officials are not able to take actions to require residents to remove and prevent its future growth on properties. However, residents do have a right to cut back any growths that are invading their property (i.e. trees/shrubs that overhang onto a neighbor's property. They may not cross the property line onto a neighboring property to do so. Since this involves private properties, the property owner is responsible.
In accordance with housing ordinance Section 66-69: Space, use and location requirements, the maximum amount of people that can reside in a home is based on square footage.
Minimum floor space. Every dwelling and dwelling unit shall contain at least 150 square feet of floor space for the first occupant thereof and at least 150 square feet of additional floor space for every additional occupant thereof, with the floor space to be calculated on the basis of total habitable room area. The kitchen, bathroom, shed and porch are not to be included in total habitable area.
a. Required space in sleeping rooms. In every dwelling unit of two or more rooms, every room occupied for sleeping purposes of one occupant shall contain at least 90 square feet of floor space and every room occupied for sleeping purposes by more than one occupant shall contain at least 50 square feet of floor space for each occupant thereof.
b. Separation of sleeping rooms. Each room occupied for sleeping purposes shall be separated from all other rooms by doors that afford privacy. This provision shall not apply to studio apartments.
c. Occupancy of dwelling units below grade. No cellar space shall be used as a habitable room or dwelling unit.
(3) [Basement space.] No basement space shall be used as a habitable room or dwelling unit unless:
a. Floors and walls are weathertight.
b. Total window area, total open area and ceiling height are in accordance with this subsection.
c. Required window area of every habitable room shall be entirely above the grade of the ground adjoining such window area.
Minimum air space. Every dwelling and dwelling unit, hotel, motel, rooming house and boardinghouse shall provide at least 450 cubic feet of air space for each adult for sleeping purposes. Children shall have at least 350 cubic feet of air space for sleeping purposes. The cubic feet of air space is calculated in the room in which persons sleep and not the total habitable area.
(5) Use for business purposes. The habitable area of every dwelling and dwelling unit shall not be used for business or commercial purposes, and, if so used, that area used for business or commercial purposes shall be subtracted and shall not be included in the total habitable area.
Mold is not regulated by the State and there is no township ordinance stating that a certain level of mold spores will cause a public health concern within the community. Mold is always present in the outside to some degree.
The following are some links that may be helpful for addressing a mold issue. Also, NJ Health Department has a number specifically for mold. Call 609-826-4950 or 4920.
The Land Use Office can provide you with information on how your property is zoned. You must provide the street address and /or Block and Lot Number to determine the zoning on a particular property.
Land Use Office 890-3680 or submit a Citizen Service Request.