Wantage Township New Jersey

888 State Highway 23

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

Public Discussion on Berry Road Property

Click Here to Submit Your Ideas Using the Online Suggestion Box

Attention Wantage Residents: Your opinions wanted! Residents are invited to a public discussion on Monday, November 18, as the Township seeks input from its citizens on how to best utilize our latest recreational Open Space acquisition on Berry Road, across from Woodbourne Park. What is your favorite recreational activity? Bring your ideas! All Wantage residents are welcome. Meeting will be held at the Wantage Township Municipal Building beginning at 7 p.m. Residents may also email suggestions to Nicole Dunn, recreation secretary, at nicole@wantagetwp-nj.org or submit ideas online using the online suggestion box.

Have your say about the Berry Road property

Request for Proposals

The Township is accepting proposals for the following: Land Use Attorney; Public Defender; Snow Plow Operator. See the Bids/RFPs page for details.

4-H Clubs Help Clean Up Our Community

Thanks to the 4-H clubs, Kids in the Kitchen and Summer Blossoms, for participating in our Township Clean Communities Program. more...

Season of Hope

Each year over one thousand families from Sussex and Warren counties receive toys from Season of Hope. This year the goal is to distribute toys to three thousand local children who otherwise would not receive Christmas gifts. Every donated gift stays here in our community, brightening the holidays of our neighbors. Donations are accepted at the municipal building. Click here for flier.

season of hope
Toys for Kids in OUR Community

Wantage Township Food and Coat Drives

Drop off your donations — non-perishable food / new, unused coats — at the Municipal Building. To benefit Sussex County residents in need. read more

Wantage food drive. Drop off donations at the municipal building.
Wantage coat drive. Drop off donations at the municipal building.

Only Clean Dirt Wanted

Wantage Township warns residents about clean fill that may not be so clean.
Click here for flyer on how to guard your backyard.
Click here to read Ordinance #2019-04, which repeals Chapter 23 of the Municipal Code entitled “Soil Removal” and replaces it with a new Chapter 23 of the Municipal Code entitled "Wantage Township Soil Importing and Exporting."

No dumping in Wantage sign
New signs coming to entrance points into Township.
guard your yard

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Coming Events

Click here for more information on these events and to see a listing of more upcoming events

Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Open Space

Monday, November 18


Wednesday, November 20

Mayor and Committee

Thursday, December 12

Land Use

Tuesday, December 18

See complete municipal meetings schedule

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