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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.
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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.
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.
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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."