Wantage Township New Jersey


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


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

New York Yankees Bus Trip

Looking for Community Interest
The Wantage Township Recreation Committee is looking for baseball fans interested in a bus trip to the Yankees vs. Tampa Bay game on Sunday, June 7 at 1:05 p.m. Price per person includes game ticket and bus transportation. Acutal price will depend on number of people attending and section. ($76.30 to $100.52) Click here for flyer. Please call Nicole at 973-875-7193 or email nicole@wantagetwp-nj.org if you are interested or for more information.

Notice of Hours Change

The Wantage Township Building Department will have new hours of operation beginning March 2, 2020. The hours will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Anyone needing assistance outside of these hours can call Hardyston Township at (973) 823-7020 or visit the office located at 149 Wheatsworth Road, Hardyston.

Public Meeeting: Berry Road Property

The Open Space Committee will hold a public meeting about the Berry Road project on April 27 at 7 p.m. at the municipal building.

Environmental Complaints

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has a toll-free telephone hotline number you can use to report environmental incidents, abuses, and complaints in New Jersey or impacting it. The 1-877-WARNDEP number can be used in the continental United States.

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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This Week's Municipal Meetings

Open Space

Monday, February 24

Recreation and Parks

Wednesday, February 26 see agenda

Mayor and Committee

Thursday, February 27 Regular semimonthly meeting see regular meeting agenda | see consent agenda

See complete municipal meetings schedule


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