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

Thursday Town Hall Update

The municipal building is open, but is still without phone and internet service.

 Charging Station

There will be a charging station set up outside town hall. Residents are asked to stay in their car once they plug in their phone or accessory. This will be open till 4:30 p.m.

Notice of Aerial Mosquito Larviciding

On August 5 through August 7 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. the Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled aerial (by plane) applications over uninhabited, wetland areas located in Wantage. You may see a plane flying over residential areas; however no applications of this product are made over residential neighborhoods. The pilot is simply positioning the plane to approach the wetlands that will be treated. Click here for more details.

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.

Scheduled Recreation Fall Events Have Been Canceled

Due to the many uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, including how the virus could affect our community and the uncertainty of restrictions placed by the government, the Recreation Committee has needed to reevaluate its upcoming programs. At this time, the Wantage Township 5K and the Wantage Day Fall Festival are canceled. We continue to discuss new ideas and hope to bring a few of them to you this year.

Wantage Township Plant Exchange

The Recreation Committee is excited to announce its newest event — The Wantage Township Plant Exchange — coming this fall! Continue to visit our website and social media pages for the latest up-to-date information on this event and others.

NJ Department of Agriculture Issues Notice about Unsolicited Seeds

The NJ Department of Agriculture has been receiving reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order. Sometimes the seeds are sent in packages stating that the contents are jewelry. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock. Do not plant these seeds. See the News and Announcements page for more information.

Virtual Job Fair

The Sussex County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a job fair via Zoom on August 6. See the News and Announcements page for details.

A Reminder about Pools

We understand that as summer approaches and households are looking for ways to enjoy the summer and provide recreational opportunities during the current public health emergency and “stay at home” order they may be considering the installation of a pool; however please note that all state and local zoning and construction regulations still apply. 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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