Wantage Township New Jersey

888 State Highway 23

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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

A Reminder about Pools

We understand that as summer approaches and households are looking for ways to enjoy the summer and provide recreational opportunities during the current public health emergency and “stay at home” order they may be considering the installation of a pool; however please note that all state and local zoning and construction regulations still apply. read more

Bulky Waste Collection 2020

The 2020 Wantage bulky waste collection will take place during the first full weeks in June. Tickets/stickers are on sale now for $35. read more.

Route 23 Traffic Advisory

Rt. 23 North and Rt. 23 South will be closed in the Borough of Hamburg due to construction on the railroad trestle in Hamburg. This construction will start at 7:00 a.m. Friday, May 15th, with the road being fully closed until Sunday, May 17, 2020. Starting on Monday, May 18th, Rt. 23 North and South will not be closed, but will have alternating traffic lanes with temporary traffic lights on Rt 23. Please be mindful of this construction project for three weeks and changes in the traffic patterns. Please obey all traffic signals and signs. If at any time there are any changes to this plan we will post the information as we receive it.

Wantage Township Fishing Contest

The township will be holding its fishing contest this year at Lake Neepaulin on July 11th. We will need to follow the guidance of the Governor’s executive orders at the time of the contest. Click here for contest information. As the contest gets closer, we will post any additional guidelines we may need to follow. Please check back here on the township website and Facebook page for any additional information.

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

Open for Business!

It may not be "business as usual" but Wantage has a number of businesses that remain open. Please shop local and support our neighbors if you can. For a listing of open Wantage businesses see our page Open for Business.

Business owners: Is your business open, but with modifications? Let our residents know! To be included, go to the Open for Business page to provide your business modification information.

COVID-19 Update — Saturday

The Sussex County Health Department has reported one additional case of COVID-19 among Sussex County residents. Of the 1161 Sussex County cases, those classified as recovered is 967. Five additional Sussex County deaths were reported. (These deaths occured in prior months, not in June.) read more

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

Information about Upcoming Primary Elections

Primary Elections Mail-In Ballot Information - According to Executive Order No. 144, all active registered Republicans and Democrats will automatically receive mail-in ballots for voting in the 2020 Primary Election. All registered unaffiliated voters will receive a mail-in ballot application so they can apply to receive a mail-in ballot to vote in the 2020 Primary Election. read more

Sussex County Clerk Issues Letter to Voters about Upcoming Primary Elections - Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, voting in NJ’s Primary Elections will look different this year. Click here for letter on what voters need to know.

Sussex County COVID-19 Patient Testing Center Is Open

Sussex County opened a COVID-19 drive-through testing center for Sussex County residents at Sussex County Community College (SCCC). Residents must show up in a vehicle and must have an appointment in order to access the testing site; you cannot walk through the testing center. Residents will need to display identification and will need to have a printed copy of a COVID-19 medical prescription from a medical provider. For more information, click here to read the press release.

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.

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