Wantage Township New Jersey

888 State Highway 23

News and Announcements

Please refer to the new Coronavirus page, for the many announcements, updates, closings, and cancellations. This page is updated frequently, so check in often for the latest information.

Legal Notices


Employment Opportunity

The Wantage Municipal Court is looking for a part-time violations clerk. See the Employment Opportunities page for details. Deadline to apply is May 14.

JCP&L Helicopter Patrols

Please be advised that JCP&L will be performing helicopter patrols of its transmission lines beginning March 24, through approximately April 30, weather permitting. English Air Service/ Geodigital will be mobilizing and will begin performing routine patrols on all transmission lines. The patrols are expected to take approximately five weeks to complete but completion can be impeded due to inclement weather and any patrol work related to outages and/or storm restoration.

A routine patrol is a general, overall look at the transmission line, right-of-way, structures, and all associated hardware where the inspection crew is trying to look for any obvious/outstanding maintenance conditions. A Routine Patrol is typically flown around 25-30 knots (30-35mph) but the helicopter may be seen hovering or circling structures or spans of a transmission line to get a better look at any conditions found during the patrol(s). A Bell 206B Jet Ranger - N533RA - green and white will be used for the routine patrols.

It should be noted that the contractor has been authorized to patrol the transmission circuits in their entirety (i.e. "breaker-to-breaker"), so patrols on certain lines may therefore extend into the neighboring regions. The flight crew provides information on their daily location to both FE Transmission Lines Maintenance and the FCC, and the pilot will be in communication with any local airports when in their airspace.

Wantage Pageants 2021

The Miss Wantage, Little Miss Wantage, and Little Mister Wantage pageants will be held on Saturday, June 5, at the Woodbourne Park Pavilion. Pageants begin at 10 a.m. with the Miss Wantage contest. You may download the applications here or pick up an application at the municipal building, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Return completed application to Nancy Van Horn in the administration office at the Wantage Township municipal building. For more information call 973-875-4827. Application deadline is May 19.

Senior Times

Sussex County Senior Times is a publication of the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services. It is a free newsletter chock full of information and tips for seniors. Click here to view the latest issue.

Need Help Paying Your Electric/Gas Bill?

SREC will work with you. See sussexrec.com/bill-help/covid19

Elizabethtown Gas has provided information on financial assistance programs that are available. Click here for the Financial Assistance Programs Sheet.

Municipal Building Open to the Public

The Municipal Building reopened to the public on July 6. The public is required to wear a face mask and to maintain proper social distancing while inside. The number of people allowed inside at one time is 25, which includes employees.

SCMUA Resumes Special Events

The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority has resumed its special events. See Paper Shred details. See E-Waste details.

Fraud Alert

The CDC wants to caution the public that it is not deploying teams of people to go door to door to conduct surveillance. If an individual claims to be from the CDC do not let them in your home or speak with them. They are imposters. Contact your local law enforcement if this activity is reported in your municipality. See Sussex County Coronavirus page.

Only Clean Dirt Wanted — Guard Your Yard

Wantage Township warns residents about clean fill that may not be so clean.
See flyer on how to guard your backyard. PDF icon.
Click here for the NJ offical Guard Your Backyard website.
Click here to read Ordinance #2019-04, "Wantage Township Soil Importing and Exporting."

Environmental Complaints

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has a toll-free telephone hotline number you can use to report environmental incidents, abuses, and complaints in New Jersey or impacting it. The 1-877-WARNDEP number can be used in the continental United States.

Food Drive

If you can, stuff the can! Non-perishable food is being collected to benefit the Sussex County Social Services food pantry. All the food collected in this food drive will provide emergency food assistance to residents of Sussex County. Donations may be dropped off at the Municipal Building; Look for the Champions for Charity can!

Wantage Township First Aid Squad Members Needed

Wantage Township Residents: If you are interested in joining the First Aid Squad, please contact the WTFAS today! Time committment is minimal and all training and drills to be certified will be provided. Drivers are needed as well as EMTs. The Wantage Township First Aid Squad is made up of volunteers—your neighbors—who provide emergency medical service in Wantage. For more information, please email wtfas.nj.recruitment@gmail.com


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Virtual Events

Login information will be included with each event description. For a Zoom tutorial go to https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

Wantage Works Out

Wantage Recreation is hosting a Wantage Works Out program for residents. All different types of activities and workouts will be posted on the Wantage Recreation Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wantagerecreationandparks. To make this even more fun, you can get involved by posting youself doing your workout. It can be one that Wantage Rec posted or one of your own. Let's make this fun and interactive, and the best way to do that is through your input and sharing this with your friends and family.

In-Person Events

To submit your Wantage event, click here.

NOTICE: All programs and meetings that were scheduled to take place at the Library or our schools have been canceled until further notice. When/If the organizers of other events contact the website with updates, these updates will be posted. It is recommended that you contact the organizers of events before attending.


Taco Take Out

Tuesday, May 4
4 to 7 p.m. at the Sussex Firehouse.
Taco Meal Kit Fundraiser sponsored by the Sussex Fire Auxiliary. Meal kit includes choice of chicken or beef as well as taco shells (soft or crunchy ~ 3 for adult / 2 for child), sour cream, shredded cheese, salsa, tomatoes, olives and lettuce, Spanish rice and refried beans ($0.50 add-ons: onions &/or guacamole) all prepared for assembly. $10/Adult - $6/Child or $25 Family pack (2 Adults & 2 Children). For more information call (973) 271-1085 or (973) 513-3620.

A Salute to Veterans

Sunday, May 23
2 to 6 p.m. at High Point Monument, High Point State Park. Sponsored by the Sussex Elks Lodge #2288. Details on the Elks' Facebook page.


Wantage Pageants

June 5
at the Woodbourne Park Pavilion
10 a.m. - Miss Wantage, 11 a.m. Little Miss Wantage, 12 p.m. Little Mister Wantage.


Suspended until further notice

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