Sarah Hannigan

I am selling my home. Other than the fire inspection, are there any forms or requirements by the township?

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You will also need a Construction Record Clearance from the Construction/Building Dept. And certifications from the Sewer Dept.

Chucky

Does the township have/keep records of underground oil tank removal/decommisioning? If so how far back do the records go?

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The Building Department keeps records for 10 years for all of the tanks that were permitted. If someone did the work without a permit, there would be no way for the town to know about it. If you would like to see copies of the permits ...Read more »

AC

My address has Princeton as the municipality but my county as Somerset County. Is this correct? Does Princeton belong to multiple counties?

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No. Princeton is in Mercer County. There are multiple towns that use Princeton as a mailing address.

Dian

Where can I get notary service in Princeton town?

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Access Princeton, located in Monument Hall offers free notary service. The hours of operation are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Chucky

Do I need my neighbors approval to put a fence along the property line? In the former Princeton Township?

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You do not need your neighbors approval to place a fence on the property line (in the former Princeton Township) as long as the fence height is below 6 feet 6 inches high. Fences below 6 feet in height do not need a permit; fences 6 fe...Read more »

ARose

Can I get permission for an overnight guest to park on the street (Hamilton Avenue near Harrison Street)

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As stated for short term overnight parking permission contact the Police Dept. at 609-921-2100, press 0 for the dispatcher. Your other options are to have your guest park in the parking garage or if its for an extended period of time ge...Read more »

A.R

I live in the Princeton Township and I was wondering if Princeton is considering a ban or charge for plastic bags.

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There has been some push for this. Members of different groups have appeared before Council asking for a "Bag Fee" ordinance. At this point Council has not made a firm decision on this and will be discussing the topic at future meeting...Read more »

Chucky

Do I require a variance to demolish my home and have a new home built in accordance to all engineering, zoning, and construction ordinances?

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You would need to call the Zoning Office to determine whether or not you would need a variance. Lots located in the former Borough did not need a variance to build a new house on a confirming lot as long as the new house met all of the ...Read more »

BillyScho

I have and old 9 x12 carpet. Can I just put it out with my weekly trash?

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Yes you can put it out in your weekly trash. It must be cut no longer than 4 feet in length and 1 foot wide. If you roll it up, it must be tied so it doesn't unroll. For information on other items to be disposed of see http://bit.ly/1Fj...Read more »

Doug Gibbons

As a local Realtor,; am I allowed to knock on doors and hand out informational brochures To introduce myself to the neighborhood?

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That is a great question. According to the Clerks Office, you must apply for a Solicitors License and complete a background check through the NJ State Police. Here is the link to the Clerks Office page; you can find the link for the So...Read more »

Chucky

Where can I see the original building plans of my home that is located in the former princeton township? The home was built in the 1950's

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You can contact the Building Department. You will need to make an appointment with the Construction Code Official and fill out an OPRA request form.

DCP

Will the township pick up a couch (seats 3) as part of garbage collection? Can I leave it out on the street?

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You are allowed one bulk item per garage collection however, the couch size is limited to 2 seats anything above that would need to be discarded at the owners expense. You do have the option to contract with a garbage hauler to pick it ...Read more »

Ben

I am a home owner and want to install recessed spot lights in the ceiling of my living room. Do I need a permit?

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Yes, you will need permits and they can be obtained from the Building Dept. at 609-921-7078. They will provide you with all of the permitting requirements.

ELIach182

I rent in Princeton. I've noticed that people have been using my backyard as a cut through. Upon confrontration, I am told this is not wrong

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To answer this question we would need more information. Please call Access Princeton tomorrow after 8am 609-924-4141 so we can help you with your question.

Chucky

If I am approved for a zoning variance, how long do I have to wait before I can apply for a construction permit?

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It would depend on whether or not there are conditions placed on your approval; if you need any outside agency approvals or other factors that may cause a delay.

Chucky

Do I need a permit to add landscaping pavers, a paver patio, or to change gravel driveway into a pavered one in the old Princeton township?

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You will need to speak with the Zoning Officer and the Engineering Dept to determine whether or not a permit is needed.

Chucky

Is there a minimum distance that the bottom of a 2nd story window has to be up from the floor in the former Princeton Township?

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At the present time there is no ordinance that regulates that.

Chucky

My neighbor's tree branches extend across my property. Am I allowed to prune the branches back to the property line without his permission?

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Yes, you are allowed to trim the branches to the property line only.

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Leaf blown onto street by my nieghbors lawn services not winds up covering my cleared driveway. How should responsibility be addressed

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based on the NJ Storm Water Regulations, leaves are not be blown into the street.

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Are construction workers working in Princeton required to have their business name, license visible on vehicle as many do not.

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Any commercial vehicle is required to have the company name on the vehicle. A license number is not required - however there are certain trades that do require license number to be displayed. This is state regulation and not a municipal...Read more »

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My gas furnace was improperly and dangerously vented many years before I bought the house. Who is responsible?

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Please call the Building Dept. to see if permits were ever taken out for the work. 609-921-7078

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Is Title 39 (traffic laws) enforceable on private roads? Specifically Univ roads like Elm Dr, Faculty Rd, etc

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Please call the Princeton Police Dept. and speak with the Traffic Safety Bureau to get the correct answer to this question. 609-921-2100 and listen for the prompt for the Traffic Safety Bureau.

Joelpnj

Filed incident report on this site, but nothing has been done about the issue. How can I address my concern?

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Can you tell me what the issue is? Do you have an issue ID so I can look into this for you?

Eve

Who owns the Chestnut Street Fire House? Would they consider renting it? Restuarant?

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The town owns the building. At this time it is not available for renting.

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Searching answers, wonder if this is correct: no permit is needed to replace an existing residential fence if it is under 6 feet? Right?

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If the property is located in the former Township than that is correct. If it is located in the former, please call the Zoning Office to see what the rules are.

Chucky

Is there code that governs how far the outdoor dryer vent must be placed from the outside AC condenser so dryer lint is not sucked in?

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There is no code . The only thing that would possibly be looked at are Manufacture clearances on the individual units. Please feel free to give the Construction office a call at 921-7078

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Are advertising signs not related to home improvements being done allowed on strip between street and sidewalk

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the ordinances are currently under review for harmonization and that until a new ordinance had been crafted such signs should clearly be on the property where the work is performed. Please call the Zoning Dept with any questions; the...Read more »

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Do you have any information on black bears?

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Black Bears are omnivorous and will eat a wide variety of food including fruit, nuts, trash, meat scraps and more. Recently there was a confirmed report of a Black Bear in the area of Cherry Valley Rd & Great road. Below are some tips to...Read more »

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How can I dispose of an old lawn mower?

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Lawn mowers cannot be left for regular trash pick up. The gas and oil must be removed and they can be taken to the Convenience Center on River Rd. You must first get a permit from the Sewer Department located at 1 Monument Dr. Any more q...Read more »

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Could my pet have been exposed to a bat?

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If you think your pet or other domestic animal has been exposed to a bat, contact a veterinarian or the Health Dept and have the bat tested for rabies. Remember to keep vaccinations current for cats, dogs and other pets. Pets can be exp...Read more »

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What does a rabid animal look like?

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Rabies may appear in either the 'furious' form or the 'dumb' form. Animals with the 'furious' form may appear to be agitated, bite or snap at imaginary and real objects, and drool excessively. In the 'dumb' form, wild animals may appear ...Read more »

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What should I do if a bat landed on me or touched me?

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Bats have small teeth and bites may not be eaily seen, therefore individuals do not always know if they have been bitten by a bat. Any contact is considered exposure.'Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water and get medical ...Read more »

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How is rabies transmitted?

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Transmission of the rabies virus usually begins when infected saliva of a host is passed to an uninfected animal. The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through a bite and from an infected animal. Scratches or cuts can also...Read more »

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Who is responsible for sidewalk repair?

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According to ordinance 2013-30 Section 28-13(a) "....All sidewalks shall be repaired and maintained on level and of sound material by the abutting property owner, in accordance with said specifications and requirements....."' Section (b)...Read more »

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How does someone apply for a Senior Citizens ID card?

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The state of New Jersey does not issue senior identification cards. However, many townships throughout the state issue senior citizens identification cards. While not required, these senior identification cards are used to qualify holder...Read more »

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What should I do if I was bitten by a bat?

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Notify the Animal Control Officer immediately by calling the 24 hour dispatch center at 609-921-2100. If the bat bites you, wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water and get medical advice immediately from your doctor or eme...Read more »

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What should I do if there is a bat in my house?

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If the bat(s) are living in your attic, chimney, and unfinished basement, or out buildings, you should try to bat proof the living space of your home or consult with a private pest control company who can help you prevent the bats from e...Read more »

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Is Title 39 (traffic laws) enforceable on private roads?

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Specifically Univ roads like Elm Dr, Faculty Rd, etc Please call the Princeton Police Dept. and speak with the Traffic Safety Bureau to get the correct answer to this question. 609-921-2100 and listen for the prompt for the Traffic Saf...Read more »

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I am going to be taking a TV to the Convenience Center, can you tell me how much the permit will cost?

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The cost is based on the vehicle that you are driving. For a regular Sedan the cost is $8:00; SUV/Wagon $24.00; Pick-up truck (open bed) $40.00; and a Pick-up truck/Van (closed bed) is $56.00. Each permit is valid for one visit to the fa...Read more »

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What animals in Princeton do I have to worry about possibly having rabies?

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Raccoons and bats are the most commonly rabid animal currently found in Princeton. The Princeton Health Department urges parents to speak with their children about not approaching wild animals, specifically raccoons. Property owners are ...Read more »

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Who owns the Chestnut Street Fire House? Would they consider renting it? Restuarant?

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The town owns the building. At this time it is not available for renting.

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Does the town offer confidential health screening or testing for STD's?

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The town Health Dept. contracts with Hamilton Twp. Division of Heath for counseling and testing. They offer free, confidential clinics for sexually transmitted diseases and Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The clinic schedule is Tuesdays fr...Read more »

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Are advertising signs not related to home improvements being done allowed on strip between street and sidewalk

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the ordinances are currently under review for harmonization and that until a new ordinance had been crafted such signs should clearly be on the property where the work is performed. Please call the Zoning Dept with any questions; their t...Read more »

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My gas furnace was improperly and dangerously vented many years before I bought the house. Who is responsible?

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Please call the Building Dept. to see if permits were ever taken out for the work. 609-921-7078

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Are construction workers working in Princeton required to have their business name, license visible on vehicle as many do not. Any commercial vehicle is required to have the company name on the vehicle.

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A license number is not required - however there are certain trades that do require license number to be displayed. This is state regulation and not a municipal one.

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Can I use a blue recycling bucket like the one they sell at Ace Hardware instead of the standard yellow or green buckets?

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No, unfortunately you must use the yellow and green buckets that are supplied by Mercer County. You can pick up these buckets at the Public Works Dept. 27 N Harrison St(behind the Fire house) Monday-Friday 8a-230p. You are allowed up to ...Read more »

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When should I seek medical attention if I am exposed to a potential rabid animal?

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It is important to remember that rabies is of medical urgency. The rabies virus is transmitted through saliva or brain/nervous system tissue. You can only get rabies by coming in contact with these specific bodily excretions and tissues ...Read more »

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Is there code that governs how far the outdoor dryer vent must be placed from the outside AC condenser so dryer lint is not sucked in?

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There is no code . The only thing that would possibly be looked at are Manufacture clearances on the individual units. Please feel free to give the Construction office a call at 921-7078

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How do I make an on-line tax payment?

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Visit http://www.princetonnj.gov/paytaxesonline.html this is the portal for residents to pay their taxes online.

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What do I need to bring with me to court?

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Papers, photographs, etc. are governed by general Court Rules and specific Rules of Evidence. You are welcome to bring whatever you like. Whether you can use it will be determined at your Court appearance.

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Do I file a copy of my deed with the town?

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No, the deed should be filed with the Mercer County Clerk's Office and then once they process it, a copy will be forwarded to Princeton. They can be contacted at 609-989-6476.Read more »

Pton

Can one mow lawn on sundays?

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According to the noise ordinance (2014-35) lawnmowers cannot be used before 10am on Sundays "Lawnmowers or chain saws. The operation or use of any power lawnmower or chain
saw between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M., Mondays throu...Read more »

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How do I find out when my court date is?

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It is necessary to call the Court to confirm when your case is listed on the Court calendar. Our number is (609) 924-5042.

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How do I register for email notifications?

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You can visit http://www.princetonnj.gov/register.html and complete the information, this will allow you to get email notifications from our website as updates are posted and important information is sent out via the website.

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Can I host a birthday party at CP Pool?

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Yes. Please call 609-921-9480 for more information and to check availability.

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When is court held?

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Criminal Court is Monday 1:00 p.m. Traffic Court is Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Trials, Motions and special cases are heard Monday 9:00 am

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Where do I pay parking tickets?

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You can pay over the internet at www.njmcdirect.com , You can also mail in a payment or appear in person at 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.
We do not take credit card payments over the phone.

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Is my road a "private" roadway?

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It is best that you contact the Engineering Dept. to obtain this information. 609-921-7077

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I lost my traffic ticket, what do I do?

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You should contact our Violations Bureau at 609-924-5042 and they can assist you.

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How do I obtain a smart card?

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Smart Cards can be purchased at the entrances of the Spring Street Garage, Monument Hall, and Witherspoon Hall. The machines do not accept American Express.

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How can I get a copy of a police report?

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Please contact our records department at 609-921-2100 and press 1.

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How do I report a missing person?

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This should be reported immediately by calling 609-921-2100 and press 0 for a communications officer who will dispatch an officer. In cases of missing children or endangered missing persons you should call 9-1-1.

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Does Princeton offer a well baby clinic?

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Princeton offers a Well Baby Clinic which typically occur on the first Tuesday of each month from 9 - 11:30 a.m. Dates are subject to change based upon doctor availability. The clinic is held at the University Medical Center of Princeto...Read more »

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What can I do about my noisy neighbors?

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For complaints that are "in progress" you should contact the Police Dept. at 609-21-2100 and press 0 for a communication officer who will dispatch an officer. For ongoing issues you can discuss the problem with our Safe Neighborhoods Bu...Read more »

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Who offers notary service in Princeton town?

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Currently Access Princeton offers free notary service at the Monument Hall office Monday-Friday 8-5, 609-924-4141.

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How do I enter a plea before my court date?

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It is necessary to call the Court to enter a 'not guilty' plea. Our number is (609) 924-5042.Read more »

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Can I reserve a park or picnic area?

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There are certain picnic groves that can be reserved by Princeton residents. Please call 609-921-9480 for more information.

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Does my home have to have a fire inspection?

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No, detached one-and two-family homes occupied by the owner are not required to have a fire inspection. Rental properties, whether they are one-and two-family homes or multiple family dwellings, are required to have a fire inspection. P...Read more »

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How do I register for Recreation programs?

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Registration is available online at http://register.communitypass.net/princeton as well as by paper registration form. Walk-in registration is accepted at the Princeton Recreation Department office.

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Where can I get a meter bag?

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Meter bags are available at the Public Works/SOC Department located at Monument Hall, 1 Monument Drive between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Where can I find information on parking in Princeton?

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Information about parking and rates can be found here http://www.princetonparking.org/

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What are the hours that municipal parks open?

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Municipal parks are open from dawn to dusk. Exceptions are facilities that have outdoor lighting such as the Community Park tennis courts, Community Park basketball courts and the Hilltop Park baseball/softball field.

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What is the Corner House Foundation?

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The Corner House Foundation is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising funds to support the agency. Foundation board members solicit contributions from corporations, individuals, and private foundations that prov...Read more »

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If I want to make a citizen complaint, what do I do?

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Please visit the police department for an initial intake of information regarding the incident. Then come to the Municipal Court to file the complaint.

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Are grills allowed in the municipal parks?

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By ordinance, open flames of any kind are not allowed in the municipal parks. The only exception is Turning Basin Park (Alexander Road), which has a permanent grill on-site.

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Do I need a permit to use or store propane?

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Any property, other than those solely having single family homes occupied by the owner, must obtain a fire safety permit to store or use propane tanks exceeding 20 lbs, either in single tanks or multiple tanks with an aggregate capacity ...Read more »

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What hours is the Construction Dept. open?

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Inspectors are available from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday '
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Saturdays and Sundays we are closed. Read more »

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How can I obtain a restraining order?

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In a non-emergency situation you should come to Police headquarters at 1 Valley Road (lower level of Witherspoon Hall) and speak to a police officer. Restraining orders may be issued in Domestic Violence situations and may require going...Read more »

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Does Corner House offer adult treatment programs?

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Yes, and they have individual, family and group counseling programs, plus and Intensive Outpatient Program and Drug Court program. Information is available on their website Services are offered from 9 AM to 9 PM Monday through Thursday a...Read more »

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The Construction Dept. said I need a sign off from Engineering prior to them issuing my CO, who do I contact?

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Please contact the Engineering Dept at 609-921-7077

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Do I need to be home for the inspector?

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If the inspection is for something outside - no, if the inspection is for something inside - yes and the person there should be at least 18 years of age

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What is the charge for the meter bag?

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$15.00 for a single bag per day. $30.00 for a double bag per day. Each bag requires a deposit of $50.00. Payments for deposit and fee must be made separately.

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How do I change my telephone number on the emergency call list?

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You can visit the link on our website http://www.princetonnj.gov/ems-phone-register.html and at the top of the form it states that if you have already registered, click here.' This will prompt you for your email address and the password ...Read more »

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Can my child attend the Youth Academy?

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Contact our Safe Neighborhoods Bureau (609-921-2100 and press 5) for information and enrollment packages.

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I would like to make changes to my driveway, do I need a permit?

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You wont need a permit per se', but it will need to be reviewed by the Engineering Dept. and Zoning Dept. Please call the Engineering Dept. at 609-921-7077Read more »

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I had a fire in my property. My insurance company is requesting a "Fire Report". How do I get a copy of the fire report?

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It is very common that your insurance company will request a "fire report" as proof of your loss. If you have had a fire in your home or business, and the fire department responded and assisted in any way, there will be a formal "fire re...Read more »

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How do I sign up to get a call when there is an emergency?

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http://www.princetonnj.gov/ems-phone-register.html' This is a self-registration portal, that a resident can sign up for Mass Notification Calls.' This page also has a link that will allow you to download a form that can be filled and mai...Read more »

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What can I do about annoying or threatening phone calls?

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Please call 609-921-2100 and press 0 for a communications officer who will dispatch an officer.

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PSE&G is on our street digging up the pavement, did they have to get a permit?

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Anytime a street is being excavated, a permit is required. If you would like to verify that a permit was issued, contact the Engineering Department at 609-921-7077

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I just got a notice that you will be paving my street, will I be able to get to my driveway?

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If you have not already done so, contact the Engineering Department and request to be put on its email distribution list for the appropriate road construction project. By doing so you will be notified on a regular basis about the constru...Read more »

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I am concerned about drainage onto my property; who do I contact?

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You will need to contact the Engineering Dept. regarding storm-water drainage. 609-921-7077

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I would like to get a copy of my deed, can I come to your office?

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The Engineering Dept. has copies of partial deeds. If you require the full complete deed, you will need to contact the Mercer County Clerk's Office Land Records at 609-989-6476. The website is http//records.Mercer County.org.Read more »

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How can I request that some sidewalk repairs in my neighborhood?

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Please contact the Engineering Dept at 609-921-7077 to request that the location be placed on the Sidewalk Repair List which is addressed as the budget permits or report it to Access Princeton by calling 609-924-4141 or on line at Access...Read more »

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The gate is not working properly when you exit the garage. What should I do?

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If during normal business hours, 8a-5p, contact Princeton Parking Authority 609-497-7659 to report the problem . If after those hours contact the Police Dept. at 609-921-2100.

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My smart card did not register in the meter and I just paid it, what should I do?

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If during normal business hours, contact Princeton Parking Authority 609-497-7659 to report the problem . If after those hours contact the Police Dept. at 609-921-2100.

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How do I find a list of the municipal parks?

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http://princetonnj.gov/Princeton_Parks_Facilities.pdf

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Is there Wi-Fi available in all of the municipal buildings?

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Princeton provides free Wi-Fi for our visitor's and guests.' We have Wi-Fi available in Witherspoon Hall, Monument Hall, Recreation and at our Pool Complex.' The free Wi-Fi is called 'Princeton Hot Spot".' After connecting to the Princet...Read more »

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Can I get an electronic copy of the new tax map for the consolidated town?

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You can print the new consolidated tax map from the website - http://www.princetonnj.gov/maps/tax-maps.html or you can call the Engineering Dept. and speak with Fred Schulz to obtain it in another electronic form 609-921-7077

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I put 20 quarters in the meter and it only registered an hour. I don't think it is working properly?

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If during normal business hours, contact Access Princeton 609-924-4141 to report the problem . If after those hours contact the Police Dept. at 609-921-2100.

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When will you get here to plow my street?

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The town cannot provide estimates on when plowing will be completed on streets.

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Can I get a trap for a groundhog or raccoon to get rid of them from my property?

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Yes, this can be done privately and is not a matter Animal Control gets involved in.

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How will I obtain updates on the road work on my street?

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If you have not already done so, contact the Engineering Dept. and request to be put on its email distribution list for the appropriate road construction project. By doing so you will be notified on a regular basis about the construction...Read more »

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The resurfacing contractor destroyed some of my landscaping, who do I contact?

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Please send complete information to the Engineering Dept. and we will decide whether it is something that the contractor is responsible for or if the town is liable. Please include any pictures that have the date on them.

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Do I need a permit to erect a large tent on my property for an event?

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Any property, other than those solely having single family homes occupied by the owner, must obtain a fire safety permit to erect or utilize any canopy or tent greater than 900 square feet in area or greater than 30 linear feet in any di...Read more »

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How do I change my email address on the tax payment site?

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When you start the payment process, the screen will auto populate with information based on our lot and block that was entered when a previous payment was made.' All you need to do is in the email address field type in your new email add...Read more »

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Where is Corner House located?

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Corner House is located in the former Borough Hall at 1 Monument Drive in the lower level. This is at the corner of Rte. 206 & Rte. 27 (Nassau St). Corner House is open Monday- Thursday 9a-9p and Friday 9a-5p. They can be reached at 609...Read more »

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How can I contest parking and/or traffic citations?

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You should contact our Violations Bureau at 609-924-5042 and ask for instructions on pleading not guilty to the charge.

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How can I report illegal drug activity in my neighborhood?

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For "in progress" complaints, please call 609-921-2100 and press 0 for a communications officer who will dispatch an officer. For ongoing problems you should contact our Safe Neighborhood Bureau at 609-921-2100 and press 5. Read more »

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What should I do if there is a groundhog under my shed or porch and they won't go away?

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This is generally a nuisance problem that has to be handled privately through an exterminator by the homeowner. You may contact our Animal Control Officer for advice by calling 609-924-2728.

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Where is the Princeton Recreation office located?

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The PRD office is located at 380 Witherspoon Street, next door to the Witherspoon Municipal Building. Community Park Pool is also at 380 Witherspoon Street. Free Parking is available in the municipal lot on Witherspoon Street. The PRD of...Read more »

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Am I permitted to rent rooms in the home I own and occupy?

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You may be able to rent rooms in a home you occupy, but you must obtain approval from the Princeton Zoning Officer and comply with the Princeton Housing Code. Contact the Bureau of Fire Safety & Housing Inspection for application forms ...Read more »

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Someone put graffiti on the sidewalk, who should I call?

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Please call the Police Dept. at 609-921-2100 and press 0 for a communications officer. An officer will respond and make notification to have the vandalism removed.

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I was a victim of a crime and reported it. What do I do next?

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You will be contacted within 3-5 days by a Detective depending on the severity of the crime. You can contact our Detective Sergeant by calling 609-921-2100 and press 3 to request information or ask questions regarding your case.

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What do I do if I get a ticket in a metered spot that the meter didn't work?

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If you get a ticket, please call the Municipal Court at (609) 924-5042 or report it on line https://princeton.seamlessdocs.com/f/broknMeterreport . The Court will take your information and prepare a 'broken meter' report. You will rec...Read more »

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I don't see an attendant in the garage and I want to leave! What should I do?

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If during normal business hours, 7a-4p, contact the Parking Operations at 609-497-7659. If after those hours contact the Police Dept. at 609-921-2100.

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Does the Recreation Department offer swim lessons?

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Swim lessons and many other aquatic programs are available. For complete details: www.princetonrecreation.com

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What types of programs are offered for teenagers through Corner House?

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Corner House offers a variety of programs for adolescents, through their leadership, prevention, treatment and outreach programs. Leadership and Prevention programs are offered through the school year, while the Outreach and Clinical pr...Read more »

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My insurance company wants to know the distance from my home to the nearest fire hydrant.

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The municipality does not maintain a database providing distances from homes or businesses to fire hydrants. The hydrants are privately owned by New Jersey American Water Company. They can be reached at 800-652-6987 (for customers whose...Read more »

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As a local Realtor,; am I allowed to knock on doors and hand out informational brochures To introduce myself to the neighborhood?

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That is a great question. According to the Clerks Office, you must apply for a Solicitors License and complete a background check through the NJ State Police. Here is the link to the Clerks Office page; you can find the link for the Soli...Read more »

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My daughters school would like to have the Police Dept come into the school and do a presentation on bullying. How would I go about arranging that?

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Please contact the Princeton Police Dept at 609-921-2100 and listen for the prompt for the "Safe Neighborhood Bureau". Read more »

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How can I find out if my property is located in a flood zone?

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A Flood Plain Determination Form can be completed and sent to the Engineering Department. It can be faxed to 609-688-2026. Here is the link to the form http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms/request_for_flood_plain_determination.pdf

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What programs are offered by the Princeton Recreation Department?

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Princeton Recreation Department (PRD) offers a variety of programs for youth, adults & seniors. All program information can be found at www.princetonrecreation.com or by browsing our Activities Brochure. For more information, call 609-...Read more »

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How can I find out if the pool is open during inclement weather?

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The direct phone to the CP Pool front office is 609-921-2990. CP Pool Staff can give you updates on weather, pool hours of operation, water temperature and other pool inquiries.

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My neighbor never shovels his snow on the sidewalk, what should I do?

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Contact Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 and submit a service request during normal business hours Monday - Friday or submit on line Accessprincetonnj.gov

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What can I do about traffic concerns in my neighborhood?

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To discuss traffic concerns you should contact our Traffic Safety Sergeant at 609-921-2100 and press 4 for the Traffic Safety Bureau.

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Who do I call if I think my child is drinking or using drugs?

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Call Corner House directly at 609-924-8018 and request services or to speak with one of the clinical staff members.

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Does Princeton have rent control?

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No, Princeton does not control the rent of any residential rental property in Princeton.

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Can I sign up for emergency alerts?

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Yes, http://www.princetonnj.gov/ems-phone-register.html

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I am selling my home and I need a smoke detector, carbon monoxide alarm and fire extinguisher inspection. How do I obtain a certificate?

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Contact the Bureau of Fire Safety and Housing Inspection and obtain an application form, or alternatively download the form from http://www.princetonnj.gov/fire/CSDCMAKFE-Instructions.pdf Once we receive your completed form an inspect...Read more »

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I am a home owner and want to install recessed spot lights in the ceiling of my living room. Do I need a permit?

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Yes, you will need permits and they can be obtained from the Building Dept. at 609-921-7078. They will provide you with all of the permitting requirements.

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If I'm involved in a traffic accident, what should I do?

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If there are injuries or other dangerous conditions you should dial 9-1-1. For minor accidents and late reports you should call 609-921-2100 and press 0 for a communications officer who will dispatch an officer.

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Someone told me I needed to have the Engineering Dept. review my new house plans, why?

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Yes, the Engineering Department reviews the plot plan/survey for all new home construction. The application and check list are available on-line or at the Engineering Department. There is a $750.00 Application Fee.

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I am having a problem with the Communitypass online registration, what should I do?

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Please call the Recreation Department at 609-921-9480 for assistance.

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Where can I see the original building plans of my home that is located in the former princeton township?

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You can contact the Building Department. You will need to make an appointment with the Construction Code Official and fill out an OPRA request form.

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Leaf blown onto street by my nieghbors lawn services not winds up covering my cleared driveway. How should responsibility be addressed

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Please call the Department of Public Works at 609-688-2566.

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What are the requirements for pool fencing?

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Picket Fencing must be at least 4 feet in height, Chain link Fencing - 1 1/4 inch apart and/or Wood Fencing must be 4 inches apart

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Where can I get leaf bags?

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Leaf bags are available at Public Works, 1 Monument Dr. Households are limits to 40 bags for free and $2.50 per bundle of 10 after that.

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What can I put in my composting bin?

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An amazing amount of material! Meat, fish, bones, pizza boxes, yard waste, etc. The list is available online at www.princetonnj.gov. Click on the Curbside Organics Program.

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I want to put a dumpster in the street to empty my house, do I need a permit?

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Yes you will need a permit. The application and instructions can be found at http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms/eng-row-dumpster-crane-scaffold.pdf

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How do I purchase a membership to use the Community Park tennis courts?

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Tennis membership is available through the Princeton Tennis Program (PTP). Visit their website at www.ptp.org or call 609-520-0015. All tennis-related inquiries should be directed to the PTP Staff.

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I own a multiple family dwelling (apartment house). Do I have to be inspected?

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Yes and no. Any multiple family dwelling which contains interior common areas, such as hallway, laundry rooms or basements, must have a fire inspection of the common areas once per year. The individual apartments are not required to hav...Read more »

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What is the membership fee and or admission price into the Community Park Pool?

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Memberships are available to Princeton residents and nonresidents. There are also daily admission rates available. For complete information: www.princetonrecreation.com

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Who qualifies for General Assistance (GA)?

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Princeton residents who are over the age of 18 with no dependent children and/or childless couples and who are not receiving any income due to unemployment or medical reasons.

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What is the WIC program and who qualifies?

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The Women, Infants and Children program is a FREE service that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education/support, immunization screening, checks for nutritious foods, health care referrals and voter registration.

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When must dogs and cats be licensed?

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Dogs must be licensed yearly - http://www.princetonnj.gov/clerk/dog-owners.html - Princeton doesn not issue licenses for Cats

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Where do I mail the PO back to?

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You should mail the purchase order back to the 'Ship To' address on the purchase order. This identifies the department that ordered the goods or services.Read more »

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What organized sports are available for Princeton residents?

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www.princetonrecreation.com

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I'm a college student majoring in criminal justice. Is there a way I could ride along with an officer one night?

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Please visit our Website http://www.princetonnj.gov/police/index.html or call 609-921-2100 and press 1 to speak with someone from our Records Bureau to obtain the necessary paperwork.

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How do you define a hate crime and how can I report one?

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Hate crimes or crimes of violence or harassment perpetrated against a person for a variety of reasons including but not limited to race, gender, disability, sexual orientation. To report a hate crime, please call the Police Dept. at 609...Read more »

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I own a multiple family dwelling (apartment house). Am I required to be registered with the Bureau of Fire Safety & Housing Inspection?

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Yes. Every multiple family dwelling must be registered with the Bureau of Fire Safety & Housing Inspection as well as the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Housing Inspection. Read more »

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Is a permit required to plant a tree on my property?

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No permit is required if you are planting on your property away from the right of way. If you want to plant a tree in the town's right of way you must contact the town arborist for written permission. Remember to call 811 for a mark out ...Read more »

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What can I put in my recycling can?

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We are single stream recycling. All your paper, glass, cardboard, plastics marked #1 or #2, aluminum and steel containers all go in the yellow recycle bin. You can go to our website at www.princetonnj.gov and click on the recycling tab ...Read more »

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How do I know if my property is located in a C-1 district?

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The C-1 is a protection area that was mandated by the State of NJ, Dept. of Environmental Protection. It is best to contact the Engineering Department directly at 609-921-7077 to inquire about a certain property.

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How can I get information on events Corner House is holding?

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Check the website http://www.cornerhousenj.org/index.html or contact them directly 609-924-8018.

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I want to rent my home. Do I need to have a housing inspection?

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Yes. If you decide that you want to rent your home, or any part of your home, you must first register your rental property with the Bureau of Fire Safety & Housing Inspection, and also have a rental housing inspection to prove your home ...Read more »

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Do I need a permit for a shed?

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It depends on the size, if the shed is under 100 square feet you will only need to obtain Zoning approval. If the shed is above 100 square feet you will need both Zoning and Construction approval/permits.

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How do I register my taxi company?

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Contact the Clerks Office directly at 609-924-5704

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Can you tell me what seasonal employment opportunities are available with Princeton Recreation Department

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Summer employment opportunities are available for lifeguards, camp counselors, customer service staff and other positions. Applications become available on February 1st of each year at: www.princetonrecreation.com

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Who is eligible for the WIC program?

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Pregnant women (up to six weeks after delivery); Postpartum (up to six months after delivery); Breastfeeding (up to one year if you continue breast feeding); Infants; Children under five years old; Applicants must live in New Jersey and...Read more »

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I would like to be a crossing guard. Is there an application I need to fill out?

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Please call the Police Dept. at 609-921-2100 and press 4 for the Traffic Bureau.

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I tried to pay for my parking in the machine and its not working - HELP - what should I do?

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If during normal business hours, contact Princeton Parking Authority 609-497-7659 to report the problem . If after those hours contact the Police Dept. at 609-921-2100.

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What do I do if Corner House is not open when I am in need of services?

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Go to your nearest emergency room and contact them the next working day.

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My insurance company wants to know the distance from my home to the nearest fire station.

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The municipality does not maintain a database providing distances from homes or businesses to fire station. Princeton currently has one active fire station, Mercer Engine Company No. 3, located at 377 Witherspoon Street. Depending on y...Read more »

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I live in a rental house/apartment. Does my landlord have to supply me with heat?

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All rental apartments, by ordinance, must have functioning heating sustems capable of maintaining a temperature of at least 68 degrees between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and 65 degrees between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. The lea...Read more »

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I am selling my home. Other than the fire inspection, are there any forms or requirements by the township?

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From the Sewer Operating Department you will need to complete an Application for Certification of Proper Connection of Sump Pumps, Roof Drains, and other Surface Ground Water Drains. This needs to be completed prior to your closing and i...Read more »

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I rent in Princeton. I've noticed that people have been using my backyard as a cut through. Upon confrontration, I am told this is not wrong

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At the present time there is no ordinance that regulates that.

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How are the yearly taxes calculated?

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Take the tax rate X the Assessment = then divide by 100

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Do I need a permit for a fence?

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It depends on the height. If the fence is 6 feet or higher than you need permits from both the Zoning Dept. and the Construction Dept. If the fence is below 6 feet there is no permit required

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Do I need a final inspection?

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Yes, you must ALWAYS have a final inspection

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Does the Recreation Department offer financial aid for programs/memberships?

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Yes. Please call the Recreation Department at 609-921-9480 for more information.

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I live in a condominium or townhouse-do I need a smoke detector, carbon monoxide alarm and fire extinguisher inspection?

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The answer is typically no, as condominiums and townhouses are considered a form of ownership, not a type of building. The law only applies to one-and two-family dwellings that are detached from each other. The bureau of Fire Safety & H...Read more »

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I own a business in Princeton. Am I required to have a fire inspection?

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Yes. Every business in Princeton is required to be registered with the Bureau of Fire Safety & Housing Inspection and also must have a fire inspection a minimum of once per year. Please contact the Bureau of Fire Safety & Housing Inspec...Read more »

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I need an inspection on my punch list items to release my escrow, who do I contact?

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Please contact the Engineering Dept at 609-921-7077

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Do I need my neighbors approval to put a fence along the property line? In the former Princeton Township?

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You do not need your neighbors approval to place a fence on the property line (in the former Princeton Township) as long as the fence height is below 6 feet 6 inches high. Fences below 6 feet in height do not need a permit; fences 6 feet...Read more »

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I am selling my home, do I need a smoke detector, carbon monoxide alarm and fire extinguisher inspection?

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Yes. Whenever a one or two family dwelling is sold in the State of New Jersey, the seller is required to obtain a certification that the home is properly equipped with working smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms, and kitchen fire ext...Read more »

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Does the township have/keep records of underground oil tank removal/decommisioning? If so how far back do the records go?

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The Building Department keeps records for 10 years for all of the tanks that were permitted. If someone did the work without a permit, there would be no way for the town to know about it. If you would like to see copies of the permits yo...Read more »

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How is the tax rate broken down?

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We will not have the 2017 Tax Rate until July. Once we have it you will be able to access it via our website at www.princetonnj.gov

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How do I obtain a Solicitors permit?

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All information and any permitting information can be found at this web address:' http://www.princetonnj.gov/clerk/solicit.html or you can contact Access Princeton during normal business hours at 609-924-4141 and you will be provided wit...Read more »

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I recently broke my leg, can I get a temp disability sticker?

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You can pick up an application from the Police Department at 1 Valley Rd. The application must be returned to the Police Department along with a certification from your physician describing the injury. If you have any other questions c...Read more »

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Help, there are wires hanging down but they aren't sparking, what should I do?

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Please immediately call the Police Dept. at 609-921-2100 and press 0 for a communications officer. If they are actively sparking or on fire you should dial 9-1-1.

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What are the hours of operation for Community Park Pool?

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CP Pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hours of operation are 11 am - 8 pm weekends & Holidays & 12 pm - 8 pm weekdays. For complete details: www.princetonrecreation.comRead more »

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Do I need a permit to add landscaping pavers, a paver patio, or to change gravel driveway into a pavered one in the old Princeton township?

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You will need to speak with the Zoning Officer and the Engineering Dept to determine whether or not a permit is needed.

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My neighbor's tree branches extend across my property. Am I allowed to prune the branches back to the property line without his permission?

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Yes, you are allowed to trim the branches to the property line only

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What type of emergency assistance is provided?

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Princeton residents that meet General Assistance criteria and have experienced homelessness can receive emergency assistance which includes emergency housing, food, and clothing.

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I own a business in Princeton and I received an invoice for a fire inspection fee.

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Every business in Princeton is required to have a fire inspection at least once per year and the ordinance establishes a fee to cover the cost of conducting the inspection. The fee schedule can be found here http://www.princetonnj.gov/f...Read more »

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How long does it take to get a permit?

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The State allows us 20 days to review a project. If the project fails or is denied when you resubmit the 20 days will start all over again

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Do I require a variance to demolish my home and have a new home built in accordance to all engineering, zoning, and construction ordinances?

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You would need to call the Zoning Office to determine whether or not you would need a variance. Lots located in the former Borough did not need a variance to build a new house on a confirming lot as long as the new house met all of the Z...Read more »

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How do I safely dispose of my used syringes?

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There are multiple ways to dispose of used syringes safely. The NJ Department of Health recommends the following procedures: http://www.state.nj.us/health/ceohs/documents/safe_syringe_disposal.pdf+ (Page 3 & 4). Used syringes can be plac...Read more »

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What is a One Day Social Affair?

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All of the information and any permitting information can be found at this web address: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/abc/downloads/social_affair_permit.pdf

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How do I obtain a Merchants License?

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We do not issue business licenses

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I live in the Princeton Township and I was wondering if Princeton is considering a ban or charge for plastic bags.

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There has been some push for this. Members of different groups have appeared before Council asking for a "Bag Fee" ordinance. At this point Council has not made a firm decision on this and will be discussing the topic at future meetings....Read more »

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I have a dead bird on my driveway, what do I do?

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Contact Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 during normal business hours Monday-Friday.

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I have and old 9 x12 carpet. Can I just put it out with my weekly trash?

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Yes you can put it out in your weekly trash. It must be cut no longer than 3 feet in length and 1 foot wide. If you roll it up, it must be tied so it doesn't unroll. For information on other items to be disposed of see'http://bit.ly/1FjlVEzRead more »

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Where do I sign the PO?

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Vendors should sign on the bottom right of the purchase order

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Will the township pick up a couch (seats 3) as part of garbage collection? Can I leave it out on the street?

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You are allowed one bulk item per garage collection however, the couch size is limited to 2 seats anything above that would need to be discarded at the owners expense. You do have the option to contract with a garbage hauler to pick it u...Read more »

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Can I get a passport through your office?

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Yes, passports are processed through the Clerks Office Monday - Friday 10am-4pm.

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How do I dispose of appliances?

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Appliances can be taken with a permit to our Convenience Center on River Road during normal operating hours. A permit is needed to access the facility and can be obtained at the Sewer Operating Committee Offices at One Monument Drive. P...Read more »

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My address has Princeton as the municipality but my county as Somerset County. Is this correct? Does Princeton belong to multiple counties?

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No. Princeton is in Mercer County. There are multiple towns that use Princeton as a mailing address.

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If I am approved for a zoning variance, how long do I have to wait before I can apply for a construction permit?

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It would depend on whether or not there are conditions placed on your approval; if you need any outside agency approvals or other factors that may cause a delay.

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What time will the inspector be at my house?

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We do not know - it is too hard to determine. Each inspection time varies

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Is there a minimum distance that the bottom of a 2nd story window has to be up from the floor in the former Princeton Township?

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At the present time there is no ordinance that regulates that.

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Will there be User Acceptance Testing by members of the community for the SeeClickFix implementation?

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Thank you for your question. We will not be providing user training for the public. We will be providing instructions on how to use the program on the website and during the marketing of the service.

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I would like to purchase a home in Princeton but have a limited income, am I still eligible?

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Please contact the Affordable Housing Dept. at 609-688-2029 or the application can be printed from the Affordable Housing page on the www.princetonnj.gov website - the application will be the 9th one down on the left hand side of the sc...Read more »

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Can you recommend a good contractor?

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We are not allowed to recommend as it would show favoritism & it would be a conflict of interest to do so.Read more »

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Do I have to register my rental with you?

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Rentals are handled by the Fire Official at Monument Hall - please call them directly at 609-497-7646

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I am on the PTA and would like to schedule a tour of the PD for the 4th grade, how do I go about doing that?

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The Police Department regularly conducts these tours. You should contact our Safe Neighborhoods Bureau at 609-921-2100 and press 5 to make an appointment.

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When will my brush get picked up? Is there a schedule?

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Yard waste is collected by schedule according to the section of town you live in. The schedules are available online at www.princetonnj.gov and also delivered each spring. Please call Access Princeton with questions about brush & leaf pi...Read more »

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How do I dispose of batteries?

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Household batteries such as your AA's AAA's C's & D's have been de-regulated and can now go safely in your trash. They do not go in your recycle bin. Car batteries are considered hazardous waste and can be disposed of at the Mercer Count...Read more »

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How do I apply for a senior citizen discount on my taxes?

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1. To receive a $250.00 deduction, you must be 65 or older and your income must be $10,000 or less not including social security and pension. The application can be found in either the Tax Assessor's or Tax Collectors Office. 2. PTR a...Read more »

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Does the Police Department do fingerprints for a job?

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There is a very specific criteria that we must follow. Other requests have to go through a centralized site. Please call 609-921-2100 and press 6 for fingerprint appointments. You can explain what the request is for and you will be d...Read more »

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There is a bat in my bedroom, what do I do?

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Please contact the Princeton Police Department at 609-921-2100 and press 0 for a dispatcher.

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When are the taxes due?

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Taxes are due on the 1st of February, May, August and November.

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What do I need a permit for?

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ALMOST EVERYTHING - with the exception of painting and carpeting and direct replacements. Please call the Construction Dept. at 609-921-7078

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How many parking permits are allowed per household?

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Please contact the Clerks Office directly concerning availability.

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I will be away for 6 months, can I tell the Police Dept. so they check my house?

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Please come to Police headquarters at 1 Valley Road (lower level of Witherspoon Hall) and fill out a Vacant House Notification form

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Can I pay my taxes through the mail and still get a receipt?

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Yes, if you enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope we will mail you a receipt

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Who qualifies for the Temporary Rental Assistance (TRA)?

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Individuals receiving general assistance may qualify for Temporary Rental Assistance for up to 12 months. TRA covers rent/mortgage costs and utilities not to exceed $1,001 a month.

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Can I get a parking permit for a guest?

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Guests may not get permits for on street parking - only for a municipal lot.

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I would like to rent an "affordable" unit in Princeton, how do I go about that?

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For rentals please contact Princeton Community Housing at 609-924-3822 X 1116 - the PCH applications are available at www.princetoncommunityhousing.org or you can also contact Princeton Housing Authority at 609-924-3448 or www.princetonh...Read more »

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Does Princeton offer an adult health clinic?

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Princeton offers blood pressure screenings and other screenings free of charge to Princeton residents. Princeton also offers flu shots to residents in late October, November, December and January. Locations and dates for the flu clinics...Read more »

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Who do I call to remove live wildlife from my property?

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Contact Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 during normal business hours Monday-Friday. During off hours contact the Police Department 609-921-2100 press 0, if the animal appears sick or injured

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The street lights are out on Valley Road, who do I report it to?

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Contact Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 during normal busniess hours Monday - Friday. You will need to give the pole number you are calling about. The pole numbers should start with PT or PB depending on where they are located. You ca...Read more »

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I currently have septic and would like sewer, how do I do that?

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Contact the Sewer Engineer at (609) 497-7639 to confirm hook up capabilities in your area. If confirmed, you will need to secure the services of an Engineer and Plumber to hook into the system. The Engineer/Plumber will need to complet...Read more »

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How can I apply or check if I qualify for food stamps (NJSNAP)?

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The Human Services Department offers assistance with first-time NJSNAP applicants who are Princeton residents. Individuals can call the Human Services office to check eligibility and get assistance with the application.

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Who needs a Construction Records Clearance form?

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At this time, only former Princeton Township residents who are selling there homes are required to have a Construction Records Clearance Certificate at the closing table

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Is there a limit on how many dogs or cats I can own?

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No, at this time there is no limit.

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I want to join the curbside compost program, how do I do that?

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You can join online at www.princetonnj.gov , click on the Curbside Organics Program tab on the left or stop by One Monument Drive and join in person with a personal check or cash of 65.00.

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What size garbage can I do need to have for the free garbage pickup?

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Any size container 32 gallons or under with a lid. You are allowed up to 4 cans per collection.

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My neighbor's dog is always outside and barking, who can I complain to about that?

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Contact Access Princeton during normal business hours(Mon-Fri) to submit a service request, If it is after 5:00 p.m. and the dog is disruptive please call 609-921-2100 and press 0 for a communications officer.

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Who do I call if someone is blocking my driveway?

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Please call the Police 609-921-2100 and press 0 for a communications officer and a parking enforcement officer or police officer will respond.

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What do I do if I was bitten by an animal?

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Please contact the Princeton Police Department at 609-921-2100 and press 0 for a dispatcher.

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Who do I report a dead animal on the roadway to?

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During normal business hours, the Small Animal Control Officer, 609-924-2728 or you can call Access Princeton at 609-924-4141.

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What is the Federal Tax Identification Number?

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Princeton's Federal Tax Number is located on the Purchase Order 30-0746654Read more »

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I am a landscaper with a client in town, do I need to register with you?

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Yes, landscapers are required to register prior to performing yard work. There is also a yearly registration for Arboricultural Companies. The fee for Arboricultural Companies is 50.00 per year. Register at the Public Works Department, ...Read more »

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I need a copy of my police report, how can I get that?

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Please call the Police Dept. at 609-921-2100 and press 1 for Records. A police report generally takes 3-5 days to be ready for pick up.

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What is the last day that I can pay my taxes without paying interest?

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The last day you can pay your taxes is the 10th day after the due date. When the 10th falls on a weekend - you are given until the next business day. We will not have the 2017 Tax Rate until July. Once we have it you will be able to a...Read more »

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Can I put the fence on my property line?

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For properties in the former Township - the fence can be located on the property line provided it does not exceed 6.5 feet in height. For properties located in the former Borough - please contact the Zoning Officer at 609-921-1359

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Does Princeton offer emergency housing?

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For emergency housing issues please contact The Crisis Ministry at 609-921-2135 or www.thrcrisministry.org - you can also contact Homefront at 609-989-9417 or homefront@homefrontnj.org

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What do I need to do when opening a new food establishment?

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Contact the Princeton Health Department and speak with the Registered Environmental Health Specialist at 609-497-7608

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Where do I obtain a certified copy of a Death Certificate?

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The following form should be filled out and mailed - http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms/health/deathcertificate mail to: 1 Monument Drive, Princeton New Jersey 08542, Attention: Lauralyn Bowen - If there are specific questions, they shou...Read more »

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What is your fax number?

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The Construction Dept. fax number is 609-688-2043. For a list of Departments and their phone numbers please visit http://www.princetonnj.gov/email-phone-directory.html

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I need a sewer sign off on my building permit. Where is your office?

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Monument Hall, 1 Monument Drive, corner of 206 and Nassau Street between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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You forgot to pick up my brush, are you coming to get it?

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Contact Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 to submit a service request during normal business hours Monday - Friday. It is possible the Public Works crews are running behind or they just missed picking up your brush.

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How do I dispose of electronic equipment?

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Electronics are collected at our Convenience Center on River Road during regular operating hours. ONLY computers can be dropped off at Princeton Public Works at 1 Monument Drive. Contact Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 during normal bu...Read more »

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Is the Construction Records Clearance form online?

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No at this time it is not on the website

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How long do the inspections take? I can't stay home all day.

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It depends on the job. Generally (residential alterations only) take about a 1/2 hour or longer. All other inspections depends on the intensity of the work

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Our church is going to have a special Bingo night with a raffle to raise money for the new addition, can we put signs out around the town to advertise it?

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This is not permitted

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What do I do if someone parks in a spot I put a meter bag on?

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Contact the Princeton Police at (609) 921-2100 and press 0 for a communications officer.

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If I or someone I know has experienced wage theft where they have not been paid for hours worked or overtime - what can I do?

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The Human Services Department and the Princeton Police Department can assist individuals who have been victims of wage theft. If you or someone you know has not been paid fairly for hours worked or for overtime, please contact the Human ...Read more »

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what do I need to do for a special day event?

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For a special day event, one must fill out a Special Day/Temporary Event Application.' For more information regarding completing this application and to receive a copy, please contact a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, (609) 4...Read more »

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Should I get my permits or should I have my contractor do it?

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Either the homeowner or the contractor (the owner is ALWAYS responsible to make sure there is a permit prior to the start of the work)

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I forgot to put my garbage out today, what should I do? Can you come get it?

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It is not a guarentee that the trash hauler will pick up your trash if your forgot to put it out. Contact Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 during normal business hours Monday - Friday it will be requested.

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What road projects are going on? The traffic is terrible.

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For road projects, please contact the Engineering Department at (609) 921-7077 or the information is available on the town website www.princetonnj.gov

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If I believe I'm eligible for NJFAMILY CARE (Medicaid), where can I apply?

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If your household income falls under the 133% of the Federal Poverty Levels (you can check here http://www.njfamilycare.org/income.aspx ) and if you are a Princeton resident, you can receive application assistance at the Human Services o...Read more »

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How do I know if my house is located in a historic district?

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Please call the Historic Preservation Office at 609-921-7077

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We need more recycling buckets at the parks, who I speak to about this?

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Contact Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 during normal business hours Monday - Friday.

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Who qualifies for the Send Hunger Packing program (SHUP)? What is the age range of the children that will receive these backpacks?

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SHUP is a supplemental food assistance program available to children K- 5 grades enrolled in a Princeton Public School. This opt-in program allows families to sign up to receive supplemental weekend food for their child/children. The pro...Read more »

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There are so many towns that use the Princeton address, how do I know what town I should apply to for my construction permits?

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Whatever municipality the property owner pays taxes to, is the town in which you should get your permits

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I was told I didn't need a permit for my deck, do you still need to do inspections?

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First, you DO need a permit for the deck and secondly, if this was for something that did not require a permit then no we are not allowed to inspect anything on a property without a permit

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How do I schedule an appointment? Can this be done online?

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No it cannot be done online, you must call the Construction Dept. directly at 609-921-7078

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Does Princeton have a property maintenance ordinance?

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No, the Construction/Building Dept. is only responsible for permitted projects

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Can I leave my paperwork in Zoning and have them bring it over to you?

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No, first work is time sensitive and paperwork could get lost in the process. Secondly, you must go to Zoning and pay for your permit.

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How do I dispose of paint?

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Only latex paint can be discarded with your regular trash. The contents need to be dried out; fill it with kitty litter or sand and place it with your regular trash. It's best to place the cans inside a trash bag then into your cart. Al...Read more »

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How far does my generator need to be located away from my house?

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The Zoning Dept. must first approve the location of the generator and then the Building Dept. will review the specifications of the unit which will determine the distance

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How long does it take to get a solicitors permit?

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The process can take up to six weeks.

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Why is it taking so long for the bills to get paid? We supplied rock salt to your public works department in the winter and its now May and we still have not been paid?

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Normally a Department enters information for a purchase order, which is approved by Finance. Then the PO is mailed to the vendor for signature and to order the goods or services. When the invoice is generated by the vendor, the PO is s...Read more »

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Where do I apply for a marriage or civil union license?

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To obtain a marriage license, one should follow the instructions on the following webpage:' ''http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms/health/MARRIAGELICENSEAPPLICATION.pdf - To obtain a civil union license, one should complete the following app...Read more »

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Who do I report a sick or injured animal to?

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During normal business hours call Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 or the Small Animal Control Officer, 609-924-2728. After 5pm call the Police Department at 609-921-2100 press 0.

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I have a rental unit and need a fire inspection? Is that done through your office?

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No it is not, please contact the Fire Official at 609-497-7646

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What is the Sewer Operating Committee? How often do they meet?

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The Sewer Operating Committee plans, develops, and operates the Princeton municipal sanitary sewer collection system and River Road Convenience Center. The Committee reviews development applications to calculate anticipated wastewater f...Read more »

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I want to purchase a firearm. What do I need to do?

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Please come to Police headquarters at 1 Valley Road (lower level of Witherspoon Hall) to our Records Bureau and obtain a firearm application packet. The packet will have complete instructions on how to be fingerprinted and all other pap...Read more »

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I'm interested in becoming a volunteer fire fighter, how do I apply?

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Call 609-497-7637 or visit the website at http://www.princetonnj.gov/fire-departments.html

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Is there a fee associated with parking permits?

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Yes, fees are required

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Where do I obtain a certified copy of a Birth Certificate?

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Birth certificates can be obtained via mail or in person.' To obtain a birth certificate via mail please complete the following form and follow the written instructions:' http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms/health/birthcertificate. To obtai...Read more »

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I had to post escrow money when I applied for my variance. How do I get that money back?

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You would need to write a letter to the CFO requesting that the money be returned. The Finance Department, then needs to make sure that Zoning / Planning / Engineering are all done reviewing the application and also verify with the outs...Read more »

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We would like to see a copy of the budget - can your office supply a copy?

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You can find the adopted budget at this web address: http://www.princetonnj.gov/financial-docs/2016-Adopted-Budget.pdf

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I was told that I may need historic approval for an addition that I am planning on doing. What do I need to do and what forms do I need to fill out?

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At the least you will need Historic Preservation approval, whether it be an Administrative approval or Historic Preservation Commission approval: The application can be found at this web address: http://www.princetonnj.gov/zoning/docs/...Read more »

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If I put an addition on my house am I going to pay a higher sewer bill?

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If your addition consists of additional bedrooms the sewer impact fee is $1,173.75 per bedroom payable to the Princeton Sewer Trust Fund. Sewer bills are based on the actual usage of water. For additional information on sewer bill calc...Read more »

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What days are they picking up the curbside compost?

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Wednesday is the only day the ORGANICS (it becomes compost) are collected

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The traffic light is not working properly at Mountain Ave can you fix it please?

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Contact Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 during normal business hours Monday - Friday. After hours contact the Police Department at 609-921-2100 press 0.

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Why are there no recycling buckets on Nassau Street?

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We have started to add recycling buckets along Nassau Street. More will be added.

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If I loose my electricity and telephone during a major storm and need emergency services, how do I get in touch with them?

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You can try your cell phone if you have one or you can go to Witherspoon Hall.' (400 Witherspoon Street - Town Hall)Read more »

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Do all of the inspectors come together at one time?

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They try their best to do so, but they all have different schedules and one of them may get stuck on another site.

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How can I get a residential parking permit?

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Please contact the Clerks Office directly concerning parking issues

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Our company is part of the state contract and would like to supply your town with office supplies - how do we become one of your usable vendors?

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Any vendors seeking to provide services to Princeton should send information to the CFO and / or the Qualified Purchasing Agent.

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What do I do if I have a Board of Health complaint?

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All health/food related complaints can be directed to the health department by submitting online or via smart phone by filling out a complaint via Access Princeton's See-Click-Fix program, http://www.princetonnj.gov/accessprinceton/index...Read more »

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How often is there a meeting of the Mayor and Council?

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The Council meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month (w/exceptions) - http://www.princetonnj.gov/council-agendas.html

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Where is my polling place?

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The polling place information can be found at this web address:' https://voter.njsvrs.com/PublicAccess/jsp/PollPlace/PollPlaceSearch.jsp or you can contact Access Princeton during normal business hours at 609-924-4141 and you will be pro...Read more »

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Is the town still operating on 2 different ordinance books?

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Yes they are still operating with 2 ordinance books - it will take a few years to get all of the ordinances streamlined

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Can I have chickens or other livestock on my property?

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For properties located in the former Township - you are allowed to have chickens provided your lot is at least 3 acres. For properties located in the former Borough - this is not permitted at all

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The storm blew over the Community Park sign, can you put it back up?

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Yes. Please contact Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 during normal busniess hours Monday - Friday or report this on the Access Princeton mobile app or online at accessprincetonnj.gov

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What do I do if the sewer is backing up into my basement?

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Contact the Sewer Department 609-497-7639. After hours contact the Police Department at 609-921-2100 press 0.

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What do I do if I get a parking ticket for overnight parking and I have a permit in my window?

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This should be referred to Lt. Bucchere between 9am and 5pm please call 609-921-2100 . After hours or If he is not available please call 609-921-2100 and press 0 for a communications officer.

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Where do I obtain a certified copy of my Marriage Certificate or Civil Union Certificate?

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To obtain a copy of a marriage certificate, the following application should be completed and mailed to the health department. http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms/health/marriagecertificatemail.pdf

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How do I know if shelters are open during a major storm like Sandy?

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Prior to a storm event the locations of reception centers and or shelters will be posted on the web page and sent out through different electronic media.'Read more »

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How can I change my party affiliation?

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Information regarding the political affiliation and how to change it can be found at this web address: http://www.princetonnj.gov/clerk/changeofparty.pdf or you can contact Access Princeton during normal business hours at 609-924-4141...Read more »

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Does the 'one day social affair' permit have to be approved by council?

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No, it does not have to approved by Council

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What is ZARC and what do they do?

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The Zoning Amendment Review Committee is a subcommittee of the Planning Board that reviews and proposes zoning amendments.

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I need a copy of my survey - can you give that to me?

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The Zoning Office does not keep copies of surveys, please contact the Construction Department 609-921-7078

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There is a large tree down on Herrontown Road, who do I report this to?

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If the tree is obstructing traffic or after hours contact the Police Department at 609-921-2100 press 0. Contact Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 during normal business hours Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm.

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I forgot to put my recycling out today, what should I do? Can you come get it?

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It is not a guarentee that the recycling will be picked up if you forgot to put it out. Please contact Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 during normal business hours Monday - Friday

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What is the location of the Ecological Facility?

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The joint Ecological Facility is located at 3701 Princeton Pike, just past the intersection of Province Line Road. It is located in Lawrence Township but is a shared facility. There is no phone there but you can call Lawrence Township at...Read more »

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What do I do if I called for overnight parking permission and I still got a ticket?

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This should be referred to Lt. Bucchere between 9am and 5pm 609-921-2100. After hours or If he is not available please call 609-921-2100 and press 0 for a communications officer.

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I will be traveling out of the country and need shots.' Do you provide FOREIGN TRAVEL immunization?

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The Princeton Health Department does not offer immunization for foreign travel.' For more information regarding necessary vaccines for your trip you may speak with the Princeton Health Officer, Jeff Grosser, (609) 497-7610 or visit the C...Read more »

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What should I do if I smell gas either inside or outside my home?

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Call 911 and evacuate the building.

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Will the Fire Dept. pump out my basement that was filled with water during a storm?

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The fire department does not pump out basements.' The Fire Department will make sure your utilities are not posing a hazard.Read more »

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If I want to speak to the Mayor and Council in person, how do I get on the agenda?

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The Mayor and Council keep their own calendars, please contact them directly by either phone or email: Mayor: http://www.princetonnj.gov/mayor.html ; Council: http://www.princetonnj.gov/council.html'...All Council Meetings have a Publi...Read more »

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What is the purpose of licensing pets?

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NJ State Law requires the licensing of dogs in order to ensure that rabies vaccinations are kept current.

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How do I register to vote?

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All voting information can be found at this web address:'http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voting-information.htmlRead more »

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What are the fees for dog license?

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The fee for a spayed/neutered dog is 20.00., The fee for a non-spayed/unneutered dog is 23.00., if paying by check, please make payable to Princeton

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I was told my lot was non-conforming. What does that mean?

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It means that the lot size, lot width or lot depth does not meet the minimum lot size requirements for the zoning district but please contact the Zoning Department for further information.

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My neighbor is adding an addition to his house and I was not notified about it, why?

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If the addition meets all of the zoning requirements it will be issued a zoning permit and allowed to obtain building permits - no notification to neighbors is required. If the addition does not meet all of the zoning requirements, it m...Read more »

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I own a business on Nassau Street and it is located in a historic district. I would like to change the sign and the awning in the front of the building, what should I do?

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At the least you will need Historic Preservation approval, whether it be an Administrative approval or Historic Preservation Commission approval: The application can be found at this web address: http://www.princetonnj.gov/zoning/docs/...Read more »

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What should I do if my fire alarm or carbon monoxide alarm goes off?

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Call 911 and evacuate the building.' Do not change anything, just evacuate, meaning do not shut anything off, do not open windows.Read more »

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Can I call the inspector on his cell phone to see when he will be at my house?

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No, I'm sorry the inspectors cell phone numbers are not given out. If we gave out their numbers, they would be spending most of their time on the phone answering questions and will not be able to get the inspections done properly. You...Read more »

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What time do the inspectors come into the office? I would like to speak with one of them.

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They all come in at different times and some of them go right to a site. The best thing to do is call the office between 7:00 am - 8:00 am or leave a message on that particular inspectors voicemail and they will return the call.

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I want to have a raffle and don't know if I need to get a permit?

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All information and any permitting information can be found at this web address: http://www.princetonnj.gov/clerk/raffles.html

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How do I request a copy of an email or public correspondence from the town?

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Fill out an OPRA (Open Public Records Act) form and submit it to the Clerk's office. http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms/PrincetonOPRARequest.pdfRead more »

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What is my election district?

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https://voter.njsvrs.com/PublicAccess/jsp/PollPlace/PollPlaceSearch.jsp or you can contact Access Princeton during normal business hours at 609-924-4141 and you will be provided with the information.

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Do I need a permit to put a fence on my property?

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For properties located in the former Township, yes a permit is required if the fence is at least 6 feet in height. For properties located in the former Borough, please contact the Zoning Officer at 609-921-1359

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My husband and I are seeing a lot of people coming in and out of the house across the street. It seems they all live there. Is there a limit on the number of people that can live in one house?

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Please contact the Fire Safety & Housing Dept. 609-497-7646Read more »

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I have a sandwich shop on Nassau Street and want to put a sign outside advertising what the specials are each day. Is this something I can do? Do I need a permit?

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Please contact the Zoning Officer at 609-921-1359 for conditions and permit

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Who do I call if someone is parked illegally?

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Please call the Police 609-921-2100 and press 0 for a communications officer and a parking enforcement officer or police officer will respond.

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I ate at a restaurant in Princeton and got sick.' What should I do?

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Complaints regarding potential foodborne illness 'can be directed to the health department by submitting online or via smart phone by filling out a complaint via Access Princeton's See-Click-Fix program, http://www.princetonnj.gov/access...Read more »

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I believe a tick bit me, can the Health Department test it for tick-borne diseases?

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The Rutgers Extension for Horticulture & Entomology will identify the species of tick but not test them for disease. Their office is located at 730 Spruce Street Trenton, NJ 08640. Please call Barbara Bromely (609)989-6830 with more qu...Read more »

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Does Princeton have an actual Office of Emergency Management Office and if so, how do I get in touch with them?

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Yes you can call 609-497-7632 or visit the web page at http://www.princetonnj.gov/emerg-mgt.html

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There is a house on my street where the grass is all overgrown and it looks like the house is falling apart. Can you condemn the house?

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You must first contact the Health Department at 609-497-7608 and they will make any necessary recommendation to the Construction Dept.

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My company is considering purchasing a large tract of land and then developing it as a townhouse community - how should I begin this process?

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Please contact the Planning Department 609-924-5366 and let them know you would like to set up a meeting with the Planner, Land Use Engineer and Zoning Officer to discuss a possible future development.' Read more »

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Do I need a permit for a wedding reception at Mountain Lakes? Does the size of the party matter for needing a permit?

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You need to go thru Mountain Lakes directly concerning renting the facility and how many people it can accommodate - http://www.mountainlakeshouse.org/index.html - but a music permit is required: http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms/noise-pe...Read more »

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How can I get a copy of a meeting agenda?

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The agendas can be found at this web address: http://www.princetonnj.gov/agendas-minutes.html or you can contact Access Princeton during normal business hours at 609-924-4141 and you will be provided with the information.

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Do we need a permit for the Memorial Day Parade?

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Yes you will need to file a permit for the parade. The permit and all information can be found at the following web address: http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms/parade-permit.pdf or you can contact Access Princeton during normal business...Read more »

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What is a Public Assembly permit?

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Public Assembly information and any permitting requirements can be found at this web address: http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms/public-assembly-event-permit.pdf or you can contact Access Princeton during normal business hours at 609-92...Read more »

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Where can I get a copy of all the minutes from 2003?

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All minutes prior to 2012 are available in the Planning Office - please call 609-924-5366. After 2012 they are available on the municipal web page. http://www.princetonnj.gov/PB/PB-agendas-minutes.html

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My parents are getting elderly and need an Assisted Living Facility. I would like them to stay in Princeton, can you tell me all of the Assisted Living Facilities in Princeton?

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Acorn Glen 775 Mount Lucas Road, 609-430-4000 is the only assisted living facility in town.

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I need a list of all the property owners within 200 feet of my lot, do I get that from your office?

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Yes, please send in a written request specifying the street address, lot and block number along with a check made payable to Princeton in the amount of $10.00

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What do I do if the meter is not working properly in a spot I am parked in?

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Contact the Spring Street Garage Meter Department at (609) 497-7659 or submit a service request by calling Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 or by using the mobile app.

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Who do I call if someone is parked in an assigned spot that doesn't belong?

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Please call the Police 609-921-2100 and press 0 and a parking enforcement officer or police officer will respond.

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Again, who qualifies for the holiday gift drive and back pack drive?' What is the age range of the children that will receive these gifts?

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Both of these drives are entirely donor based. Princeton Human Services seeks donors help to donate book bags and schools supplies for the back pack drive and to fulfill children's holiday wishes for the holiday gift drive. The Holiday G...Read more »

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I have to update my contractors license - can I do that over the phone?

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No, you must apply to the Dept. of Consumer Affairs with an application and a payment

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Someone said I need approval to demolish my mothers house - is this true?

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Yes, you must obtain prior approvals to demolish the structure.' Your first point of contact will be the Construction Department, they will provide you with a form that will need signatures from various departments, along with a File Jac...Read more »

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I have an oil tank that I would like to remove and a new one that I would like to install, do I need permits?

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Yes you do need permits for this. Please contact the Construction Department at 609-921-7078

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If I would like to see a copy of the salary ordinance what do I need to do?

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You can file an OPRA request with the Clerks Office: http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms/PrincetonOPRARequest.pdf or you can contact Access Princeton during normal business hours at 609-924-4141 and you will be provided with the request form.

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How can I get an overnight parking permit? Where can I park with an overnight permit?

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Please contact the Clerks Office directly concerning availability, 609-924-5704

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How can I get a copy of the minutes from committees?

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Some minutes are available on the towns website at: http://www.princetonnj.gov/agendas-minutes.html or you can fill out an OPRA request and send it in to the appropriate Department: or you can contact Access Princeton during normal busin...Read more »

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Do I have to face the nice side of the fence towards my neighbor?

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No for both former Township and Borough properties

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How old do you have to be to participate in the Summer Youth Employment program?

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SYEP provides employment opportunities for youth, ages 14-17 that reside in Princeton or go to Princeton High School. The Summer Employment Program links participants with local non-profit agencies and municipal government offices.

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If my cat is stuck in a tree, will the Fire Dept. actually come out and get it down?

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Contact Access Princeton during normal business hours @609-924-4141. After hours call the Police Department @609-921-2100 press 0 and they will contact Animal Control who will respond

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My neighbor is doing some construction and I would like to know if they obtained all of the proper permits - how do I find that out?

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Please call the Construction Dept. at 609-921-7078

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I'm a Princeton University student, can I vote in the local elections if I don't live in town permanently?

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You may register to vote in Princeton, by changing your address to your Princeton address.

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Do I need a permit for a Sidewalk Cafe?

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Yes. Information can be found at this link for a sidewalk cafe. http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms.html or you can contact Access Princeton during normal business hours at 609-924-4141 and you will be provided with the information.

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How do I know if I can subdivide my lot?

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Please Contact the Planning Department or Zoning Department for specific information because it would depend on a variety of issues. Unfortunately this is not something that has a cut and dry answer.

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Why do I have to pay an escrow fee? Is this fee refundable?

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Escrow fees are required by municipal ordinance and cover a wide variety of costs; review, attorney time and/or consultant time. Unused escrow funds are refundable.

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What is a Master Plan?

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A Master Plan is a guideline for the development of the community. Each year the Planning Board appoints a subcommittee to review the document and work on any revisions or amendments that need to be made to the plan.

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Do you have anyone in your office who is bi-lingual? Do you provide services for the Latino community?

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Yes we are a bi-lingual department and we will work with any member of the community who may qualify for our services.

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What is the recommended children's vaccination schedule?

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Child vaccination schedules can be found on the Centers for Disease Control website:' http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.htmlRead more »

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What should I do if I smell a burning odor, see smoke or find a fire in my house?

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Call 911 and evacuate the building.

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What type of forms do I need to complete if I am selling my house?

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A Construction Record Clearance is needed from the Construction/Building Dept.; and Certifications are also needed from the Fire Official and the Sewer Operating Committee

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Can you give me a list of the Princeton Public Schools?

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Here is the link to the Princeton Public Schools website. http://www.princetonk12.org/

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Do I need an attorney and an architect to present my case to the Planning Board?

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Yes, you need an attorney if you are incorporated. An architect is not necessary but a licensed professional must prepare a site plan.

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How do I know what zoning district I am in?

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That information is available at this website http://www.princetonnj.gov/zlookup/zoneindex.html or you can contact Access Princeton during normal business hours at 609-924-4141 and you will be provided with the information

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There are huge potholes all around town, will they be fixed SOON?

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Yes. Repairs to potholes are made on a hazard priority schedule. Tor report a pothole call Access Princeton at 609-924-4141 during normal business hours Monday - Friday

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Where do I go to get tested for HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Princeton?

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The Princeton Health Department has a contracted service for for STD and HIV testing through the Hamilton Township Health Department. 'To make an appointment or to find out clinic operating hours, call (609) 8903647.' The testing clinic ...Read more »

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Can I vote if I missed the deadline for an absentee ballot and I wont be in Princeton on the day of the election?

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Here is a link that will give you the information that you are looking for http://www.princetonnj.gov/clerk/elections.html

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Are applications acceptable in electronic format?

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You can submit an electronic copy of an application but the required number of copies must be submitted in paper form. As far as our applications, they are available in electronic form on our website: http://www.princetonnj.gov/PB/fo...Read more »

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Do I need a solicitors permit if I'm selling ice cream?

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Yes you do and you can find all of the information at this web address: http://www.princetonnj.gov/clerk/solicit.html

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As a mobile food vendor do I need a solicitors permit?

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Yes you will need a permit if you are a mobile food vendor

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Why do I have to send a letter out to all of the property owners within 200 feet of my lot telling them that my application will be on an agenda?

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The Municipal Land Use Law, a state regulation requires this type of notice for land development applications. If this process is not followed, the Board cannot take jurisdiction of the application and therefore it cannot be heard.

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We are having a party this weekend and my son's band wants to play - do I need any type of permit?

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Yes you will need a noise ampflication permit-' http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms/noise-permit-app.pdf We ask for 10 days notice if possibleRead more »

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Does the solicitors permit automatically renew each year?

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No - it does not automatically renew. You must renew it each year.

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What are the fees associated with the solicitors permit?

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The fee for a Solicitors permit is $100.00 per person

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How do I schedule a meeting room?

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Please contact the Clerks Office directly concerning availability.

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How do I request a copy of an email or public correspondence from the town?

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You must submit an OPRA form stating exactly what information you would like to obtain. The form can be found at this web address: http://www.princetonnj.gov/forms/PrincetonOPRARequest.pdf

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Does Princeton have an "pet adoption days"?

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No, the town does not, however you can contact the animal shelter at this website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ143.html

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Do I need a permit to put a shed on my property even if it's a temporary shed?

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For properties located in the former Township, yes a permit is required. For properties located in the former Borough - please contact the Zoning Officer at 609-921-1359

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What do I need to do if I want to change the color of my house and we are located in a historic district?

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At the least you will need Historic Preservation approval, whether it be an Administrative approval or Historic Preservation Commission approval: The application can be found at this web address: http://www.princetonnj.gov/zoning/docs/...Read more »

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Once I submit my construction plans, and have received an approved permit, who will be coming out to inspect?

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Depending on the construction - there is a job summary included and that will determine whether it is the Building, Electrical, Plumbing or Fire Subcode Official or all four that will be inspecting

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Have any new ordinances been adopted since consolidation and if so, where can I find them?

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http://www.princetonnj.gov/ordinances.html or you can contact Access Princeton during normal business hours at 609-924-4141 and you will be provided with the information.

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Is there a place on the web where I can print out my zoning permit?

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Please contact the Zoning Office. Not all forms are available online at this time.

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Why must I pay an affordable housing fee for even the smallest project that needs construction permits?

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To help people of lesser means be able to live in Princeton - please note this is a State program not a municipal one

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Can I use one of the meeting rooms if I don't work for the town?

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Meeting rooms are only available for use to Princeton Non profit organizations and a Certificate of Insurance is required holding the Municipality harmless and as additionally insured.

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I own two lots that are side by side. Can I put these lots together and make one lot so that I can build a bigger house?

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Please Contact the Planning Department or Zoning Department for specific information because it would depend on a variety of issues. Unfortunately this is not something that has a cut and dry answer.

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I think my water pipe may have a leak and I cant find my bill. Who provides us with our water in Princeton?

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Please contact NJ American Water Co. Here is the link to their website: http://www.amwater.com/njaw/about-us/contact-us.html

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I want to join a Board or Commission, how do I do that?

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Please visit the following web address to submit your interest in a Princeton Board or Commission https://cities.formstack.com/forms/princeton_bcc_application

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Front-yard parking is not allowed in my neighborhood but my neighbor does it every night. Can you come check it out?

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