Departments & Offices
Christine Von Oesen
Michelle La Starza
Tax Assessor Kristy Lockburner (973) 875-7193
Tax Collector Melissa Caton (973) 875-7194
Check Status of Taxes On Line
Wantage property owners may now check on line to see if their property tax payments are current. The web site is http://www.wantagetwp-nj.org
Tax information can be accessed by using either your Block and Lot number, or your property location. If taxes are delinquent, the website automatically calculates interest for seven days.
Due Dates for Taxes:
First Quarter Taxes are due on February 01
Second Quarter Taxes are due on May 01
Third Quarter Taxes are due on August 01
Fourth Quarter Taxes are due on November 01
There is a ten day grace period.
If payment is not received within the first ten days of the due date, interest is due from the first day, at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $1500, and 18% per annum on any amount over $1500.
Taxes can be paid by mail. Make check payable to Wantage Township and mail to 888 Route 23, Wantage, NJ 07461, Attn: Tax Collector. Please enclose your payment stub. Your cancelled check will be your receipt. If you want a receipt other than the cancelled check, please enclose your entire bill along with a self addressed stamped envelope.
Taxes can be paid in person at the Municipal Building. If you want a receipt, please bring your entire bill. If you are paying by cash, please bring the exact amount. The office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
There is also a drop box on the front of the building for after hours.
Taxes can be paid by credit card only by contacting Official Payments. There is a fee charged for this service. You may call 1-800-272-9829 (Use jurisdiction code 4048) or visit www.officialpayments.com.
Property Tax Appeal
Assessment appeals can be filed with the Sussex County Board of Taxation. Assessment appeals must be filed on or before April 1st of the current year. Any Questions regarding tax appeals should be directed to the Sussex County Board of Taxation at (973) 579-0970
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Homestead Benefit Application Extension
The deadline for filing Homestead Benefit applications was been extended from Friday, October 19 to Friday, December 14. more
A Note from the Building Department
With the rising cost of home heating fuels, many homeowners are deciding to install solid fuel appliances such as wood and pellet stoves to lower their heating bills.
Please be advised that permits are needed to install one in your home or business. Depending on type of unit to be installed, a fire, building or plumbing permit maybe required.
If you have installed or you have purchased a home with an appliance without permits, You may contact our department to apply for a permit and have your stove inspected.
Our main objective is to protect the public from a loss of life or the potential of having Insurance compensation being reduced or eliminated.
Patrick Stefanelli, Construction Official
February 9, 2012
Municipal CourtCourt Clerk
Road Department / Public WorksTownship Garage
|Monday, January 1, 2013||New Year’s Day|
|Monday, January 21, 2013||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|Monday, February 18, 2013||President’s Day|
|Friday, March 29, 2013||Good Friday|
|Monday, May 27, 2013||Memorial Day|
|Thursday, July 4, 2013||Independence Day|
|Monday, September 2, 2013||Labor Day|
|Monday, November 11, 2013||Veterans Day Observed Day|
|Thursday, November 28, 2013||Thanksgiving Day|
|Friday, November 29, 2013||Day after Thanksgiving|
|Tuesday, December 24, 2013||Christmas Eve|
|Wednesday, December 25, 2013||Christmas|
The Town Committe normally meets at 7 p.m. on the second and last Thursday of the month at the Municipal Building. See Meetings & Minutes page for meeting schedule.
2013 Municipal Roster
6 Roberts Way
Republican Term expires 12/31/13
|Deputy Mayor:||Bill DeBoer
14 Beemer Road
Republican Term expires 12/31/14
53 Wantage School Road
Republican Term expires 12/31/15
201 Old Clove Road
Township 2013 Professional Appointments
|Public Defender:||James P. Sloan||thru 12/31/13|
|Judge:||Craig Dana||thru 05/23/14|
|Attorney:||Michael Garofalo||thru 12/31/13|
|Bond Counsel:||Edward McManimon||thru 12/31/13|
|Auditor:||Thomas Ferry||thru 12/31/13|
|Architect:||Charles Schaffer||thru 12/31/13|
|Prosecutor:||William Haggerty||thru 12/31/13|
|Engineer:||Harold E. Pellow||thru 12/31/15|
Township Government 2013 Mayor's Appointments
|Subdivision Approval Certification Officer:||James R. Doherty|
|Recycling Coordinator:||James R. Doherty|
|Principal Public Works Manager:||James R. Doherty|
|Assessment Search Officer:||James R. Doherty|
|Qualified Purchasing Agent:||James R. Doherty|
|Municipal Affordable Housing Liaison:||James R. Doherty|
|Public Agency Compliance Officer for Affirmative Action||James R. Doherty|
|Municipal Chief Finance Officer:||Michelle LaStarza|
|PERS/PFRS Certifying Agent:||Michelle LaStarza|
|Tax Search Officer:||Melissa Caton|
|Animal Control Officer:||John Abate|
|Risk Management Consultant:||Frank Covelli, PIA and Scott Readlinger, HUB International|
|Mayor’s Representative to SWAC:||TBA|
|Emergency 911 Coordinator:||Joseph Konopinski|
Wantage has entered into a shared service arrangement with Vernon Township for Vernon to handle our Fire Prevention needs. Contact info:
Fire Marshal David Tynan, Jr.
Telephone 973.764.4055, ext. 2271
Address: 21 Church Street,Vernon, NJ