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

Christmas Tree Pickup

Place Christmas trees curbside for pickup through January 2020. Please remove tinsel, lights, and ornaments. Do NOT place tree in plastic bag.

Mailbox Theft / Postal Fraud

A resident has recently reported an issue of postal fraud and mailbox theft. She reports that a package had been delivered to her mailbox, attached to the mailbox flag. She noticed that the flag had been damaged and there were bits of plastic attached to the flag. She found the empty package a half mile down the road. She later learned that someone had used her husband's name and address for a purchase and then appeared to be watching the mailbox for the delivery so that this person could grab the package as soon as it was delivered. It was also reported that a truck appeared to be following a mail truck and had stopped by a resident's mailbox, but quickly left when the resident called out to him. The truck picked up a man seen walking along the road. The resident believes that the truck was following the mail truck to see if packages were delivered and to steal them. The holiday season with its many package deliveries may be over, but this type of scam may continute and residents are urged to remain vigilant.

Dog License Renewals Due in January

Dog license renewal forms are due in January. Licenses are required for all dogs six months old and older that reside in the Township. Owners of new dogs must obtain a license for their dog within ten days of when their dog reaches licensing age. Owners of a dog found to be unlicensed after February 1st shall be required to pay a late fee. Dog license forms may be downloaded here. Owners of dogs with current licenses should have received their information in the mail. For more information, refer to the Animal Control page.

Wantage Township Food Drive

Drop off your non-perishable food at the Municipal Building. To benefit Sussex County residents in need. read more

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."

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Coming Events

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Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Land Use Board

Tuesday, January 21 Organization meeting - see agenda

Recreation and Parks

Wednesday, January 22 Organization meeting

Mayor and Committee

Thursday, January 23 see regular meeting agenda | see consent agenda

Open Space

Monday, January 27 Organization meeting

See complete municipal meetings schedule

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