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


Winter Parking

Wantage Township residents: Please remember that there is no overnight parking allowed on township roads from November 15th through April 15th of any given year (Ordinance 7-3.4, et seq.). Please help our DPW clear our roadways by keeping your vehicles off of the streets. Thank you.

Senior Times Newsletter

The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services, publishes a monthly newsletter with important information for seniors. The February issue contains COVID-19 vaccine information, scam alerts, tax assistance, and Tech Talk for Seniors. The digital newsletter is free. Click here to view the February issue.

wantage municipal workers wear red for American Heart Association

Wantage Goes Red

Employees at Town Hall are supporting the American Heart Association and “Going Red” for the month of February.

Notices from the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife

2021 Hunting Licenses Available Now

The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife announced that hunters can purchase their 2021 license now either online or through an agent. Permit deer seasons remain open in many zones in 2021, and Winter Bow opens on Friday, January 1. A 2021 license is required. For information see the NJ Electronic Licensing System at aspirafocus.com/internetsales

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease

The Division is asking the public to be alert for deer that may be affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and to report any suspected cases. Symptoms include: difficulty standing, drooling, lethargy, respiratory distress, foam from the mouth or nose, and swelling of the face, tongue, and neck. Sick or dead deer are often seen in or near water. Reports can be made as follows:
Northern Region: 609-259-6965
Southern Region: 609-748-2065
Division Veterinarian: 908-735-6398

More Information on EDH in Deer
Deer In New Jersey
Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics

Notice about Unsolicited Seeds

The NJ Department of Agriculture has been receiving reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order. Sometimes the seeds are sent in packages stating that the contents are jewelry. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock. Here's what to do if you receive unsolicited seeds from another country:

  • DO NOT plant them and if they are in sealed packaging don't open the sealed package.
  • Take a photo of the package and seeds and send the photos to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to joseph.zoltowski@ag.nj.gov and USDA SITC at SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov
This is known as agricultural smuggling. Report it to the USDA! Maintain the seeds and packaging and send to the USDA Office located at 1500 Lower Rd, Linden NJ 07036 for evidence. If individuals are aware of the potential smuggling of prohibited exotic fruits, vegetables, or meat products into or through the USA, they can help APHIS by contacting the confidential Anti-smuggling Hotline number at 800-877-3835 or by sending an email to SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov. The USDA will make every attempt to protect the confidentiality of any information sources during an investigation within the extent of the law.

Do not plant seeds. Take picture and send to AG and USDA. For more information go to nj.gov/agriculture/news/hottopics/topics200727.html

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.


3 on 3 Basketball Clinic

Eight Sunday nights at High Point Regional High School from February 7 through March 28. For boys and girls in grades 3rd to 8th. Fee is $90 and includes a camp t-shirt. Click here for more information and registration form.


Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Friday, April 16, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the municipal garage
Bring proof of prior rabies shot. Dogs must be leashed. Cats must be in carrier. Humans must wear masks. Free.


Suspended until further notice

Click here to submit your event


Wantage has joined the group of towns in the Star Light Star Bright group: to “Make your town shine bright at night.” Our star was made and donated by Lockburner Construction. It was built by Matt (father) & Keith (son).

Star with Matt and Keith Lockburner
Star with lights on

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