Welcome to Lafayette Township
The Township of Lafayette is located in rural Sussex County in the northwest corner of New Jersey. Lafayette is a small community comprising of 18.7 square miles and a population of approximately 2,400 residents. Lafayette Township was incorporated in 1845 and is the first town in the United States to be named after the Marquis de LaFayette.
Municipal Offices are open to the public. Masks are required to enter all municipal facilities, and we ask that you practice social distancing whenever possible. Please take a moment to search the website for the most commonly requested information. Most forms and applications can be obtained online, which may save you a trip or limit the amount of time required for your visit. If you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 973-383-1817. Municipal Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For the Registrar's Office, please schedule an appointment by calling 973-383-1817, ext. 10. Some department hours may vary such as Zoning, Construction, and Land Use. Please check the individual department's page for further information.