The hills of Vernon Township, New Jersey. Photo credit: Nicholas Rinaldi

Water and Ice Available—Posted Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) continues to restore service to customers who lost power and has activated their retail water and ice program. For those customers remaining without power for 24 hours or more, JCP&L is offering free water and ice at the following locations:

ACME Blairstown, 152 Route 94, Blairstown, Warren County
ACME Vernon, 530 Route 515, Vernon, Sussex County
ACME Sussex, 455 Route 23 North, Byram, Sussex, Sussex County
ACME Oak Ridge, 5774 Berkshire Valley Road, Oak Ridge
Shop Rite—Ronetco, 90-80 Rt 206 N Byram NJ, Sussex County
Shop Rite—Ronetco, 270 Rt 23 N Franklin NJ, Sussex County
Shop Rite—Ronetco, 125 Water St. Newton, Sussex

Aerial Mosquito Spraying August 5 - 7
The Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control will be conducting an aerial application of larvicide August 5 through August 7, 2020 between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (weather permitting). Uninhabited, wetland areas located in Vernon will be treated. This is not a liquid or aerosol spray nor is it directed at adult mosquitoes—this application is to reduce future adult mosquito populations. If you have any questions, please contact their office at 973.948.4545.

Seeds from China
If you receive seeds in the mail from China, do not plant them! Read more

Nominating Petitions Available
Candidate nominating petition packets for the office of councilmember-at-large for the November 3, 2020 municipal election are available for download  and in the township clerk’s office. Petitions must have at least 117 signatures and completed petitions must be returned by 4:00 p.m. on August 31, 2020. New Jersey Division of Elections website

Property Tax Reminder
Third quarter property taxes are due August 1, 2020. You may pay your taxes online. Also, for your convenience, there is a drop box located on the side of the municipal building. Sign up to receive e-mailed reminders ahead of quarterly property tax due dates.

Vernon Township Mayor’s UPDATED Statement on the Coronavirus Crisis—Posted Thursday, July 23, 2020
Our service to you will not become another one of this virus’ victims. Read more »

Directives Issued Regarding Child Care, Youth Camps and Public Recreational Bathing
Governor Murphy has issued directives regarding child care programs and youth camps; pools and recreational bathing facilities; and outdoor amusements/water parks.

All Playgrounds Open—Posted Thursday, July 2, 2020
Despite the opening of all park playgrounds, all restroom facilities will remain closed.

New Municipal Drop Box
There is a new drop box for documents, payments and applications located by the entrance to the Vernon Police Department (VPD). It will allow people doing business with the township to drop-off important items when the building is closed. The box is under surveillance at all times by VPD. View a photograph of the drop box »

Important Census Update
For homes that may be used part-time or seasonally by the owners...each household is expected to respond to the census, whether used part-time or full-time. If an address within our community does not respond because the owner responded at their main residence in another town, the household used part-time in our municipality will go down as a non-response, causing our overall response rate to be artificially low. Owners of part-time residences should still respond for their part-time home. View instructions for responding 

Municipal Court Sessions Cancelled
During the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal courts have cancelled their in-person court sessions. With the use of technology, certain cases may be able to be heard and adjudicated remotely. It is advised that you contact the court to set up a video court proceeding and provide your telephone and e-mail address.

Township News

Annual Reassessment Program
As a requirement of the annual reassessment program, 20% of all properties within the township need to be inspected each year.
Vernon Township Mayor’s Updated Statement on the Coronavirus
Our service to you will not become another one of this virus’ victims.
Calling All Home Gardeners!
Sell your bounty at the farmers market!
Recognizing Our DPW Workers
Thank you to our terrific DPW crew for their hard work at Saturday’s Bulk Waste Day, held June 27, 2020.
New Municipal Drop Box
There is a new drop box for documents, payments and applications located by the entrance to the Vernon Police Department.
Update from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Read about harmful algal bloom mapping, camping in state parks and forests and “Dirty Dirt.”
Guidance for Sports Activities
Outdoor organized sports were set to resume June 22, 2020.
Farmers Market Returns to Vernon
The farmers market is opening as planned!

More news »

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, August 10
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, August 12
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, August 17
    • 7:00PM Environmental Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, August 18
    • 7:00PM Beautification Committee
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, August 20
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, August 24
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, August 26
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, September 1
    • 7:00PM Economic Development Committee
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, September 2
    • 7:00PM Historic Preservation Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
    • 7:30PM Board of Recreation
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, September 3
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, September 7
    • Labor Day–Municipal offices closed
  • Wednesday, September 9
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, September 14
    • 7:00PM Greenway Action
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, September 15
    • 7:00PM Beautification Committee
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, September 17
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, September 21
    • 7:00PM Environmental Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, September 23
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, September 28
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, October 5
    • 7:00PM Greenway Action
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, October 6
    • 7:00PM Economic Development Committee
      Vernon Municipal Building

Current Agendas

  • township directory
  • police on facebook
  • fill out our application form
  • external VTMUA website
  • township code
  • recycling info
  • The Vernon Township Building Department is online
  • Vacant and abandoned residential properties must be registered