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

Roadwork Notice

Starting Monday, July 13th, there will be road construction on Coykendall Road.

Notice of Aerial Mosquito Larviciding

On July 14 through July 18 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. the Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled aerial (by plane) applications over uninhabited, wetland areas located in Wantage. You may see a plane flying over residential areas; however no applications of this product are made over residential neighborhoods. The pilot is simply positioning the plane to approach the wetlands that will be treated. Click here for more details.

  Meals for Wantage

Wednesday, July 15, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Woodbourne Park
Wantage understands that during these rough times that providing a meal for your family can be tough. Wantage Township, in conjunction with Mohawk House and Franklin Sussex Auto Mall, would like to welcome you to a free meal for you and your family. Pickup will be curbside between 4 and 5:30 p.m. on July 15 at the Woodbourn Park Pavilion, which is located at the rear of the park. Meals will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis.

Municipal Building Open to the Public

Visitors are required to have their temperature taken and wear a face mask.
The Municipal Building reopened to the public on July 6 with restrictions and minimal capacity. A maximum of 25 people (including employees) will be allowed in town hall at once. To access the building, a vistor is to ring the doorbell by the front door. An employee will come to the door and take the temperature of the visitor. In order to maintain the health and well being of the public and Wantage office workers, it will be mandatory for visitors to comply with:

  • Temperatures will be taken upon entry of the building (as per CDC Guidelines anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees will not be allowed entrance into the building.)
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times
  • Maintain proper social distancing rules.

Below is the schedule for each department:

  • 8:30 to 10:30: Tax Collectors Office
  • 10:30 to 12:30: Tax Assessor Office
  • 12:30 to 2:30: Zoning/Land Use
  • 2:30 to 4:30: Administration/Clerk/Finance
  • The Registrar's office will be appointment only.

In-person Committee Meetings and Land Use Meetings are allowed to resume with 25% capacity (25 people including members).

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

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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Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Mayor and Committee Meetings

The Mayor and Committee will hold its next scheduled meeting as a hybrid virtual and in-person meeting. Details to come. Click here for details on attending our virtual meetings.

See complete municipal meetings schedule

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