Wantage Township New Jersey

888 State Highway 23

Health Department / Board of Health

The Board of Health discusses animal control, oil tank problems, sewage disposal problems, and anything that may be a problem for the health of the Wantage Township community.

The Health Department office is located in the Municipal Building at 888 State Highway 23.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Info

Board Secretary
Jeanne McBride
Phone: 973-875-7192
Fax: 973-875-0801
Email: jeanne@wantagetwp-nj.org

Registrar of Vital Statistics
Christine M. Von Oesen
Phone: 973-875-7192
Fax: 973-875-0801
Email: chris@wantagetwp-nj.org

Animal Control Officer
John Abate
Phone: 973-875-9390
Email: wantagedogpound@yahoo.com

Board of Health Meetings

The Wantage Township Board of Health scheduled the following meeting dates for the calendar year 2019, and the 2020 organization meeting. All meetings shall convene at 7:00 p.m. at the Wantage Municipal Building, 888 Route 23, Wantage, NJ 07461. Action may be taken at all scheduled meetings. The board suggests you confirm the scheduled meeting by calling the municipal building (973-875-7192) the day of the meeting.

2019 Meeting Schedule
January 9
March 13
May 8
September 11
November 13
January 8, 2020 - Organization


Minutes and agendas are posted on the meetings page. Click here to go to the meetings page.

Board of Health Members

Dr. Arthur Braunwell  term expires	12/31/21
Peter Lindsay         term expires	12/31/20
Paul Ranzan 	      term expires	12/31/22
Ezra Holley 	      term expires	12/31/23
Linda Kelly 	      term expires	12/31/24

Sussex County Division of Health

The Sussex County Division of Health is located at 201 Wheatsworth Rd in Hardyston.
Information and forms can be found on the website: sussex.nj.us/cn/webpage.cfm?TID=7&TPID=1557

Search Sussex County Septic Records
To search septic records go to SC search page. Note: This page contains a disclaimer agreement that you will need to agree to in order to search.

Health Forms

Forms are available for download. See the forms page for the complete list.

Rabies Clinic

Clinics are held from 6–8 p.m. at the Township Garage. Next date TBA. Bring proof of previous rabies vaccination if this is not your animal’s first rabies inoculation. Dogs must be on leash; cats must be in carriers.

Mosquito Control

The Office of Mosquito Control conducts mosquito control applications throughout the warmer weather. Residents may call Sussex County Mosquito Control at 973-948-4545, or they may complete a short service request form via link at the bottom of the mosquito spray schedule page. If residents experience difficulty with either of these two methods, they may call the Sussex County Health Department at 973-579-0370, or, Wantage Township at 973-875-7192, but they should try to call Sussex County Mosquito Control first.

See Mosquito Spraying Schedule

Miscellanious Health Tips

Eat Healthy. Eat Local.
Watch Garden State Farmers Video.


If you are interested in performing public service in our community by serving on this committee, please download the Citizen Leadership Form and submit it to the Township Administrator.

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