Municipal Forms Available for Download
see the forms page
for complete list

Municipal Codes
can be viewed online.

Tax Status
check on line to see if property tax payments are current
wantagetwp-nj.org

Municipal Budget
(PDF format)

2013 Adopted
2013 Introduced

2012 Budget
2011 Budget
2010 Budget
2009 Budget
2008 Budget

Wantage Zoning Map
Download PDF

Report of Audit
2013 Report

2013 Financial Statement

2012 Report
2012 AFS
2011 Report

Master Plan Reexamination Report
(PDF format)

Procedure for Submittal of Petitions

Housing Plan and Fair Share Plan Draft - Revised December, 2008
– PDF format

Shelter Activation Procedures
"no heat,
no electricity"
details

Notification
E-Mail List

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Sussex County Community Alerting System
Cell phones can be added. Press Release

Notice to Wantage Township Landlords
View (PDF)

Tenant Letter
View (PDF)

Flu Hotline
1-866-321-9571
Flu Hotline
The NJ Department of Health and Senior Services has opened a toll-free telephone line for the general public to call in regard to H1N1 Influenza and Vaccine.
The telephone line will be operational Monday – Friday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Municipal Offices

888 State Highway 23
Wantage, NJ 07461

Hours:
8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Fri

phone: 973-875-7192
fax: 973-875-0801

e-mail:
administrator@wantagetwp-nj.org


Public Notices

Effective Sept. 2, 2014
Checks for the Building Dept./ Construction Office should be made out to HARDYSTON TOWNSHIP.

Wantage Township Now Owns Lake Neepaulin
Wantage Township now owns the body of water named Lake Neepaulin, the dam which supports that lake, and the beach property along South Shore Drive. Read notice

Running for Office
Signatures are needed to run for the Wantage governing body (Mayor and Committee). Click here for signature requirements.

Grants to Landlords
The Department of Community Affairs is providing grants to landlords who make vacant rental units available to low- and moderate-income households.This incentive will provide landlords with the fair market rents while assisting low and moderate income households obtain affordable housing. read public notice

JCP&L Expands Outage Information on Website
read full press release

JCP&L Warns Customers About Possible Scams
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers to beware of telemarketers and door-to-door salespeople claiming to be employees of JCP&L or FirstEnergy. Some third-party salespeople are reportedly using deceptive and/or aggressive tactics to convince customers to switch electric generation suppliers. While JCP&L customers have the right to choose an alternative generation supplier under New Jersey's Energy Choice Program, the company urges customers to be cautious if they are contacted via phone or approached at their home, particularly if the salesperson claims to be affiliated with JCP&L. Read complete notice

Township Newsletter

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Wantage Government

Departments & Offices

Administration

Administrator
James Doherty
(973) 875-7192
administrator@wantagetwp-nj.org

Township Registrar
Christine Von Oesen
(973) 875-7192

Township Treasurer
Michelle La Starza
(973) 875-7193

Tax Office

MINUTES FOR THE TAX ASSESSOR HEARING

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.

Payment Procedures

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 or May 1st in a Revaluation/Reassessment year. Any Questions regarding tax appeals should be directed to the Sussex County Board of Taxation at (973) 579-0970
Download more information (PDF)

Property Taxes Reassessment
We have been ordered by the County Tax Office to perform a reassessment. If, during the process, you have any questions surrounding the reassessment, please feel free to contact our Wantage Tax Assessor - Kristy Lockburner at (973) 875-7193. reassessment newsletter | See Reassessment FAQs



Municipal Court

Court Clerk
(973) 875-7310

Road Department / Public Works

Township Garage
(973) 875-5148

2014 Legal Holidays

Municipal offices will be closed for the following holidays:
Wednesday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 17 President’s Day
Friday, April 18 Good Friday
Monday, May 26 Memorial Day
Friday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 1 Labor Day
Tuesday, November 11 Veterans Day Observed Day
Thursday, November 27 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 28 Day after Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 25 Christmas
Friday, December 26 Day afterChristmas

Mayor & Committee

Meetings
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.

2014 Municipal Roster

Mayor: Bill DeBoer
14 Beemer Road
bdeboer@wantagetwp-nj.org
Republican Term expires 12/31/14
Deputy Mayor: Bill Gaechter
53 Wantage School Road
wgaechter@wantagetwp-nj.org
Republican Term expires 12/31/15
Committeeman: Ronald Bassani
6 Roberts Way
rbassani@wantagetwp-nj.org
Republican Term expires 12/31/16
Administrator: Jim Doherty
201 Old Clove Road
administrator@wantagetwp-nj.org

Township 2014 Professional Appointments

Public Defender: James P. Sloan thru 12/31/14
Alternate Pub. Def. Chris H. Colabella, Daniel P. Agatino thru 12/31/14
Judge: Craig Dana thru 05/23/14
Attorney: Michael Garofalo
Glenn Kienz
thru 05/15/14
thru 12/31/14
Bond Counsel: Edward McManimon thru 12/31/14
Auditor: Thomas Ferry thru 12/31/14
Architect: Charles Schaffer thru 12/31/14
Prosecutor: William Haggerty thru 12/31/14
Engineer: Harold E. Pellow thru 12/31/15

 

Township Government 2014 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 - Health: Frank Covelli, PIA
Risk Manag. Consult. Statewide Insurance: Scott Readlinger, HUB
Mayor’s Representative to SWAC: Bill DeBoer
Emergency 911 Coordinator: Joseph Konopinski

Fire Prevention
Wantage has entered into a shared service arrangement with Hardyston Township for Hardyston to handle our Fire Prevention needs. Contact info:

Bill Walsh, Fire Official
Hardyston Township
973-823-7020 ext. 9356
email: bwalsh@Hardyston.com

149 Wheatsworth Road
Hardyston NJ 07419

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

3-Year Terms – “Currently Inactive”