News & Announcements for Tuesday December 1, 2015


Dog licenses are due January, 2016. The rabies vaccination must be valid through November 1, 2016. If it isn’t, you will need to get a vaccination or a veterinarian’s letter, on their letterhead, stating they will not give the rabies vaccination before it is due, because of medical reasons.

For every month you are late, starting in February, a $2.00 late fee will be assessed. Starting June 2016, summons will be issued by the animal control officer for failure to license your dog.

We have a free rabies clinic on December 5, 2015 from 9:30-11:30am, at the DPW garage, N. 3rd & Beers St. Phillipsburg, N.J. 08865, for both dogs and cats. You may also call our office at 908-859-3355 for other locations in Warren County.

Also, the Township is holding a meeting to discuss the possibility of a dog park on December 14, 2015 at 7 pm at the Municipal Building.  The meeting is open to the public.

Homestead Rebate

The deadline for homeowners to file 2013 Homestead Benefit applications has been extended to Dec. 31, 2015. The original due date was Oct. 30

To ask questions: 1-888-238-1233 (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except State holidays)

The Family and Community Health Sciences group of Warren County is sponsoring a Diabetes workshop on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 12pm- 1pm at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County, located at 165 Rt 519 South, Belvidere.  See the flyer for more information.

The Township has engaged the services of Rich Motyka as a Temporary Tax Assessor for Lopatcong.  He will be helping us until 12/23/2015.  Please see the flyer for his contact information.   

The Tax/Sewer Collector will be attending a conference from Monday 11/16/2015 through Thursday 11/19/2015 and the office will be closed.  Office hours will resume on November 20, 2015 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. 

The Veterans' Committee is once again working on an incredible project for Lopatcong Park, called the Veterans' Rally Point.  This project includes a open pavilion and large concrete pad for concerts, performances and community functions.  In addition, they are creating a brick walkway in the vicinity of the Veterans' Memorial.  Please help the committee raise funds for these endeavors by purchasing an engraved brick for the pathway.  See the flyer for more information.  Thank you in advance for your support! 

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting for November 11, 2015 has been cancelled.  The next meeting date is December 9, 2015 at 7pm. 

Please note that you can now drop off your tax and sewer payments at the Hillcrest Branch of the PNC located at 755 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg NJ. We are also still accepting them at town hall. Any questions, please contact the Tax Collector at 908-859-3355 x230.   

Make sure to CALL BEFORE YOU DIG! Before starting a project, please call NJ ONE CALL, 1-800-272-1000 or 811. See their website for more information.

 Additional Information on West Nile Virus from the WCMCC 

There is an Unserviceable Flag box in the lobby at the Municipal building if you would like to drop off your unservicable flag.

 Herbicide Spraying Notice for 2015 


Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) always monitors conditions associated with seasonal storms and is prepared to respond should outages occur.  

Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on  In the event of severe weather, customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department.  Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity.  Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris.  

 To improve communication in the township, we have created several email lists to which you can subscribe.  We have created the following lists:

Tax Collector's Department 

Sewer Collector's Department

Dog Licenses

Community Events

We will use these lists to send you any relevant information on the selected topic.  Sign up now! We look forward to keeping in touch.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

JCP&L will be performing vegetation management around their power lines during the course of 2015.  Their management plan includes the use of pesticides, trimming limbs with the use of an aerial saw, and possible removal of dangerous trees.  Please see their memo for more detailed information on their plans and for important safety information about the use of the aerial saw. 


 Our Shop Lopatcong card is complete!  Stop by Town Hall during business hours and pick yours up for just $5! Many thanks to our local businesses for participating in our card and giving us some great discounts.  Shop Local - Shop Lopatcong! 

The Township Clerk/Administrator can now be reached at 908-859-3355 x223. 

If you have a pool that has been approved through our building department, you may be eligible for the Swimming Pool Credit:


Lopatcong Business Owners, please regularly check out our EDAC page for updates.  A new 'Helpful Links' section has been added, and there's more to come in the near future. 

If you are a veteran or a surviving spouse/civil union or domestic partner of a veteran or serviceperson, you may be eligible for a Veteran's Property Tax Deduction.  Please see the state's Veteran Form to apply. 

The Warren County Department of Public Safety provides the public with a way to receive Emergency notifications via home or work telephone, cell phone, or cell phone SMS text messages. Emergency messages may include evacuation and sheltering information, missing persons notifications, mosquito treatment announcements and other serious emergencies or dangerous conditions. This system will NOT be used for non-emergency purposes such as campaign messages or recreational event announcements.  To sign up, please visit their page and register your desired numbers.

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