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

Please Practice Social Distancing as You Walk in the Park

Maintain 6 feet apart from all walkers — for your safety and theirs. Thank you. Wantage Township

COVID-19 Information and Announcements

Please refer to the Coronavirus page, for the many announcements, updates, closings, and cancellations.This page is updated frequently, so check in often for the latest information.

COVID-19 Monday Update

Sussex County Board of Health announced 24 new cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County. The total number of reported positive cases in Wantage is now 11. The County has had three coronavirus-related deaths. READ MORE >>


What's closed? What are the signs and symptoms? Who should be tested? Click to download the NJ Dept. of Health's COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions.

Temporary Town Hall Hours

Until further notice, the hours of the Town Hall will be 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mayor and Committee Meetings

Due to the closing of Town Hall to the public, the Mayor and Committee will be holding the scheduled meetings in a virtual meeting room. Click here for details on attending our virtual meetings.

Rabies Clinic Canceled

The rabies clinic scheduled for April 3 has been canceled.

Easter Egg Hunt Canceled

The Easter egg hunt scheduled for April 5 has been canceled.

Fraud Alert

The CDC wants to caution the public that it is not deploying teams of people to go door to door to conduct surveillance. If an individual claims to be from the CDC do not let them in your home or speak with them. They are imposters. Contact your local law enforcement if this activity is reported in your municipality. See Sussex County Coronavirus page.

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 has new hours of operation. The hours are 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 for the NJ offical Guard Your Backyard website.
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

All March events have been canceled.

See more about these and other upcoming events

This Week's Municipal Meetings

Recreation and Parks

Monday, March 30 at 1 p.m. see agenda
This meeting will be held in our virtual meeting room see details

See complete municipal meetings schedule

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