Wantage Township New Jersey


888 State Highway 23
973-875-7192
administrator@wantagetwp-nj.org

tops of barns and silos as seen through snowy branches

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


Christmas Tree Pickup

Throughout the month of January. Leave your tree curbside and it will be picked up by the DPW.

Winter Parking

Wantage Township residents: please remember that there is no overnight parking allowed on township roads from November 15th through April 15th of any given year (Ordinance 7-3.4, et seq.). Please help our DPW clear our roadways by keeping your vehicles off of the streets. Thank you.

Need Help Paying Your Energy Bill?

Elizabethtown Gas has provided information on financial assistance programs that are available. Click here for the Financial Assistance Programs Sheet.

Star Light Star Bright

Wantage has joined the group of towns in the Star Light Star Bright group to make our town shine bright at night. See photos.

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

Reorganization Meetings:

Mayor and Committee - January 7
Board of Health - January 13
Land Use Board - January 19 - reorganization agenda
Open Space - January 25
Parks and Recreation - January 27

See complete municipal meetings schedule


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