Citizens - If you have a NON-Emergency and need to speak with the Princeton Police Department, please call the NON-Emergency phone number at 919-934-9411 and ask to speak with the Princeton Police Officer.

If you have an EMERGENCY, please call 911.




Town of Princeton Street Paving Project


Dear Citizens, 


The Town of Princeton has begun a street paving project that will make a huge impact on our town streets for years to come.  The priority list compiled by a street paving study suggests the following streets be addressed in the following phases. This doesn’t mean that each phase will occur as listed below as it depends on factors such as total cost, traffic and planned future repairs.  Your commissioners will evaluate and vote to confirm each phase as needed when the time comes.


In the meantime, we will continue to work hard to keep our streets in the best working order we can!


Phase I (2024)

Barden St.

Center St. (End) 

Eagle’s Crest Lane (Enterance) 

Elm St. 

Linda St. 

Pool St. 


Phase II (2029)

S Center St.

E. Edwards St. 

Lee St. 

S. Pearce St. 

N. Pearl St./Railroad St. 

N. Walnut St. 


Phase III (2034)

S. Walnut St. 

Smith St. 

Azealia St. 

Majestic Lane

Iris St. 


Phase VI (2039)

Church St.

First St.

Pearce St.

Second St



Thank You, 

Mayor Johnson





April 10, 2024

Reference: Trash Collection

Dear Town of Princeton Citizens,

We would like to apologize for the past two weeks of trash collections. Due to short staffing, water main breaks, truck maintenance and storms, some of the collection days may have been different. Moving forward trash will be collected on Tuesday and Wednesday as scheduled until the week of May 13. Starting the week of May 13 ALL trash in the Town of Princeton will be collected every Wednesday. Recycle collection will be every other Monday. Leaves and limbs will still be every Monday and Friday.

We recently did a trash study here in town and we feel strongly enough that we can collect ALL household trash in one day.

Collecting all trash in one day will allow our public works staff more time to work on other town needs.

Please visit our website for bulk pick up items.

Thank you for understanding and working with us.

If you have any questions about trash collections, please contact Buddy Sanders at or Town Hall.

Trash Collection Dates: as of May 13 week.
May 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 20, 26 (Offices are closed on the 19th)
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September 4, 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 4, 11, 18, (Possibly 23), 27 (Offices are closed December 24/25/26)

Recycle Dates:
May 6, 20
June 3, 17
July 1, 15, 29
August 12, 26
September 9, 23
October 7, 21
November 4, 18
December 2, 16, 30



 Just a reminder that starting March 1, 2024 all special bulk pick up trash services are $75 each.

Please see the Town of Princeton Solid Waste Ordinance Solid_Waste_Ordinance_2023(1).pdf (



Just a reminder the Animal Control Ordinance has been amended as of March 4, 2024. 

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News & Announcements

Friendly Reminder

Just a reminder about a few items of interest within the Town of Princeton.

Ordinance Updates

Important Ordinance Updates!


Code of Ordinance Update

On June 12, 2023, the Princeton Board of Commissioners added the following items to the Code of Ordinances. The items are related to: 

  • Golf Carts

The updates are effective August 1, 2023


Zoning Ordinance Updates

On Feb. 6, 2023, the Princeton Board of Commissioners added the following items to the Zoning Ordinances. The items are related to: 

  • Electronic Gaming Operations/Internet Sweepstakes/Gaming Facilities
  • Panhandling

The updates are effective Feb. 7, 2023