The tax office is located in the Municipal Building at 888 State Highway 23.
973-875-7193 (option #5)
973-875-7194 (option #4)
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 complete 2020 municipal tax map may be viewed here. Please be patient while it loads. The map is 146 pages and is 115 MB in size. The PDF 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. If taxes are delinquent the website automatically calculates interest for seven days. The website is https://webportal.municipal-software.com/lookup/Wantage
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.
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 through Official Payments (credit card only.) There is a fee charged for this service. Phone: 1-800-272-9829 (use jurisdiction code 4048) or website: www.officialpayments.com.
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)
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
NJ Homeowner's Guide to Property Taxes
$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
The TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE announces the sale of 2020 and prior year delinquent taxes and other municipal charges through an on-line auction on December 13, 2021 beginning at 8:30 a.m. For a listing of all parcels, delinquencies, and costs, along with bidding instructions, visit https://wantage.newjerseytaxsale.com. Information can be viewed free of charge. Click here to read the complete public notice and list of properties to be included in the sale.