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.
Notices and Announcements
Free COVID-19 Testing Locations
The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health announces that it will be adjusting the rotation of the County’s COVID-19 testing site locations. Click here for press release.
Vaccine Information for Seniors
Information on making a vaccination appointment, transportation, COVID Hotline, and vaccination site locations can be found on our COVID page.
Don't Fall for Energy Telephone Scams
In this scam the caller poses as an electric utility company employee, threatening to shut off the customer’s power unless an immediate payment is made. Click here for more details.
Pre-register for COVID-19 Vaccine
The general public can now pre-register, and this will allow our residents to input their personal, contact, health insurance, and demographic information. It will also allow for individuals to schedule an appointment for those who are immediately eligible based on screening questions. To pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine please visit https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/.
Grace's Food Pantry
Located in Franklin, this food pantry provides groceries for those in need throughout our area. See details.
Committee Members Needed
Want to get involved in serving the community? The Township has current vacancies on the Open Space Advisory Committee and Recreation Commission. If you’re interested, fill out the Volunteer Application and forward to: AnnaRose Fedish, RMC, Municipal Clerk, Lafayette Township, 33 Morris Farm Road, Lafayette, NJ 07848. Download the Volunteer Application Form
Land Use Board