Wantage Township New Jersey

888 State Highway 23

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.

Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Open Space

April 26

Parks and Recreation

April 28

See complete municipal meetings schedule

News and Announcements

Bridge Study Notice

The County is in the preliminary design phase for the replacement of the bridge carrying Unionville Road over Clove Brook. The geotechnical investigation is expected to take up to two days with traffic impacts expected between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23. See the project advisory PDF with map.

Road Construction Notice

Paving on Route 23 from Wantage School Road to High Point State Park will begin Monday, March 29th (weather permitting.) Paving should take approximately 20 days. Hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Employment Opportunity

The Wantage Municipal Court is looking for a part-time violations clerk. See the Employment Opportunities page for details. Deadline to apply is May 14.

Wantage Opposes Tennessee Gas Pipeline

During its February 11th meeting, the Wantage Township Mayor and Council officially opposed the construction of compression turbines of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline running through New Jersey. Click here to read the resolution. The proposed construction of an additional 20,500 hp gas-powered turbine is located at 164 Libertyville Rd.

COVID Vaccine Information

Seniors who are unable to access the internet may call the Sussex County Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555 for help registering for a vaccination appointment.

Seniors in need of transportation to vaccination sites located throughout Sussex County can contact Skylands Ride at 973-579-0480 for assistance. When possible, please contact Skylands Ride prior to registering for your COVID-19 vaccination so that transportation can be coordinated with your scheduled vaccination date.

Seniors who have questions related to COVID19 may call the Sussex County COVID Hotline Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 973-579-9488.

Currently, there are four vaccination sites in Sussex County:

  • ShopRite of Newton (call for appointment: 973-579-1119)
  • ShopRite of Byram (call for appointment: 201-400-8180)
  • Newton Medical Center - to make an appointment: use MyChart or register at atlantichealth.org/covidvaccine
  • Sussex County Vaccination site: to make an appointment go to sussex.nj.us/covid19

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.

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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