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.
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. Offices are closed on holidays (Click here to see list of holidays.) 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.