Wantage Township New Jersey

888 State Highway 23

Coronavirus-Related Announcements

Please refer to the new Coronavirus page, which is dedicated to the many announcements, updates, closings, and cancellations. This page is updated frequently, so check in often for the latest information.

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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

FOUND in Woodbourne Park

A drone was found at Woodbourne Park. If anyone has lost a drone, please contact the township at 973-875-7192.

NOW OPEN: Pre-Registration Link for Phase 3 of the NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant

Pre-Registration portal opens on Monday, October 19, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. See Coronavirus Information Page for more information.

Ballot Box

The ballot box has been installed at Townhall. You can drop off your ballot at any time. The box will be emptied every day.

NJ Department of Health Issues Halloween 2020 Celebration Guidance

October 5
Traditional Halloween celebrations often involve crowds, close contact between individuals, and activities in closed spaces.It is important to plan early and identify safer alternatives for celebrating the fall season. Outdoor activities, as opposed to indoor parties and events, are recommended. Those planning celebrations or participating in Halloween activities should keep in mind public health recommendations of social and physical distancing, wearing masks that cover the nose and mouth, and hand hygiene. Costume masks are not an acceptable substitute for cloth or disposable masks. Individuals should minimize interaction and contact with others who are not a part of their household... Read More

Notice Regarding Upcoming Election

Governor Murphy signed P.L 2020, c 72, requiring County Clerks to send all active voters a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 3 election.The County Clerk has issued a letter about the upcoming election to explain what this means to you. Click here to read the letter. For more information on elections, visit https://sussexcountyclerk.org/elections/.

Rabies Vacination Clinic

November 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the municipal garage
Pet owners must wear masks. Bring proof of prior rabies shot. Dogs must be leashed; cats must be in a carrier. This is a three-year vaccine. Please fill out the rabies form and bring it with you. You may download the rabies form here.

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

Mayor and Committee Meeting

October 22 at 7 p.m.
See meeting agenda | See consent agenda | See bills list
This meeting will be a hybrid meeting; virtual and in person. For those attending in-person, face masks are mandatory. To attend this meeting in our virtual meeting room see login details on the virtual meeting page.

See complete municipal meetings schedule

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