Wantage Township New Jersey

888 State Highway 23

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Tax Office

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

Contact Info

Tax Assessor
Kristy Lockburner
973-875-7193 (option #5)

Tax Collector
Melissa Caton
973-875-7194 (option #4)

Office Hours

Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Closed for holidays and emergencies.

Municipal Forms and Applications

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

Municipal Tax Maps

The 2024 municipal tax map is broken up into three individual PDFs. Each PDF is about 25 MB and contains 48 to 50 individual maps, so please be patient while they load. The PDFs will open in a new window.

Check Status of Taxes Online

Wantage property owners may check online to see if their property tax payments are current. Tax information can be accessed by using either your block and lot number or your property location. The website is wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=1924

Due Dates for Taxes

First Quarter Taxes are due on February 01
Second Quarter Taxes are due on May 01
Third Quarter Taxes are due on August 01
Fourth Quarter Taxes are due on November 01

There is a ten-day grace period. If payment is not received within the first ten days of the due date, interest is due from the first day, at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $1500, and 18% per annum on any amount over $1500.

Payment Procedures

Taxes can be paid by mail. Make check payable to Wantage Township and mail to 888 Route 23, Wantage, NJ 07461, Attn: Tax Collector. Please enclose your payment stub. Your canceled check will be your receipt. If you want a receipt other than the canceled check, please enclose your entire bill along with a self addressed stamped envelope.

Taxes can be paid in person at the Municipal Building. If you want a receipt, please bring your entire bill. If you are paying by cash, please bring the exact amount. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.

There is also a dropbox on the front of the building for after hours.

Taxes can be paid online. You may pay with e-checks or a debit/credit card. Fees for payments are $1.95 for an e-check and 2.95% for a credit/debit card. Automatic payments can also be set up.

Property Tax Appeal

Assessment appeals can be filed with the Sussex County Board of Taxation. Assessment appeals must be filed on or before April 1st of the current year or May 1st in a Revaluation/Reassessment year. Any questions regarding tax appeals should be directed to the Sussex County Board of Taxation at (973) 579-0970. Download more information (PDF)

Assessment Review

For Wantage property owners who would like to have their assessment reviewed by the tax assessor, please complete and submit the Assessment Review Form.

NJ Property Taxpayers Bill of Rights

Download the NJ Taxpayer Bill of Rights PDF.

NJ Homeowner's Guide to Property Taxes

Download the NJ Homeowner's Guide to Property Taxes PDF.

$250 Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Deduction

If you are age 65 or older, or disabled, and have been a New Jersey resident for at least one year, you may be eligible for an annual $250 property tax deduction. You also may qualify if you are a surviving spouse or civil union partner. See more information at https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/lpt/lpt-seniordeduction.shtml

Tax Sales

Wantage Township announces the sale of 2022 and prior year deliquent taxes and other municipal charges through an in-person auction at the Municipal Building on November 30, 2023, at 10 a.m. See the list of properties scheduled for auction.