Wantage Township New Jersey

888 State Highway 23

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Welcome to Wantage Township

Incorporated on February 21, 1798, Wantage Township was named for Wantage, England and is located in the Kittatinny Valley. Unincorporated communities, localities, and place names located partially or completely within the township include Beemerville, Colesville, Hanford, Lake Neepaulin, Lake Rutherford, Lewisburg, Libertyville, Martins, Mount Salem, Papakating, Plumbsock, Quarryville, Rockport, Roys, and Woodbourne. Rivers and streams in Wantage are tributaries in the Wallkill River watershed, and include Papakating Creek, West Branch Papakating Creek, Neepaulakating Creek, (dammed to create Lake Neepaulin,) and Clove Brook (dammed to create Clove Acres Lake.) The township completely surrounds Sussex borough and borders the municipalities of Frankford Township, Hardyston Township, Lafayette Township, Montague Township, Sandyston Township, and Vernon Township in Sussex County; and Greenville and Minisink in Orange County, New York. Public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend the schools of the Sussex-Wantage Regional School District while ninth through twelfth grade public school students attend High Point Regional High School.

News and Announcements

Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, December 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Wantage School
The annual Christmas Tree lighting event will be a little different this year. Click here for details.

Holiday Vigilance

Just a reminder to be vigilant during the holiday season. Mail/package theft and home break-ins usually increase at this time. Wantage Township has been made aware that a number of burglaries have occurred recently around Lafayette Township. Please lock your homes, cars, and outbuildings. Be observant of your surroundings and be safe.

Governor Lowers Limits on Gatherings

Effective Tuesday, November 17
The governor has lowered limits on gatherings, both indoor and outdoor. The new indoor limit went into effect on Tuesday, November 17 at 6 a.m. The outdoor restrictions began Nov. 23. Click here to read more.

Executive Order #194

Effective November 12, 2020
The governor has issued Executive Order #194, which limits the hours for indoor dining and bars, prohibits interstate games and tournaments, and more. Click here to view a summary of the order.

Tax Sales

Wantage announces the sale of 2019 and prior year delinquent taxes and other municipal charges through an online auction on December 7, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. For a listing of all parcels, delinquencies and costs, along with bidding instructions, please visit https://wantage.newjerseytaxsale.com. (Information can be viewed free of charge.) Click here to view the legal notice and list of properties to be included in the sale.

Municipal Building Open to the Public

The Municipal Building is open to the public with normal hours. A maximum of 25 people (including employees) are allowed in town hall at once. Masks are mandatory.

Be Alert for EHD in Deer

The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public to be alert for deer that may be affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD). read more

Please Practice Social Distancing as You Walk in the Park

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 118 stating all state and county parks have to close. Wantage Township will continue to allow Woodbourne Park to stay open as long as social distance rules are followed. Please remind your family that if groups of people are seen together at the park, we will have to close Woodbourne. Maintain 6 feet apart from all walkers — for your safety and theirs. Thank you. Wantage Township

Municipal Court Update

The Municipal Court has canceled in-person sessions. It may be possible to set up a video court proceeding for certain cases. In-person payment has also been suspended. There are alternative payment options. read more

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Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Open Space Advisory Committee

December 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Land Use Board Meetings Canceled

Meetings scheduled for December 8 & 15 have been canceled.
Next meeting is January 19, 2021

See complete municipal meetings schedule

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