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

Lake Pochuck Road Paving Project
Beginning Monday, October 21, 2019 until Friday, October 25, there will be milling and paving work on Lake Pochuck Road between Route 517 and Els Way, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please avoid this area if possible, otherwise, expect delays.

2020 Revaluation Progress Update
Inspections for the 2020 revaluation are still in progress through late 2019. Read more »

Health Alert—September 24, 2019
The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services has reported that their Office of Mosquito Control confirmed both West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been found in adult mosquito populations in Vernon Township. There have been no reported cases of any humans in Sussex County contracting either of these diseases. For questions, contact Sussex County Mosquito Control at 973.940.5225 or Sussex County Public Health Nursing at 973.579.0570, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Turf Field Construction
Construction work on the new turf fields begins Monday, September 23, 2019. During this work, the closest upper-most parking lot will be closed and for construction vehicle use only.

U.S. Census Bureau Recruiting Events
The Census Bureau wants to hire local residents to work in their local community! Visit the U.S. Census Bureau website to immediately apply online. Census taker jobs pay $21.00 an hour and are flexible, so they fit anyone’s schedule. View job titles and pay rates  
Upcoming recruiting events:
Monday, October 21, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. at the Sussex County Main Library at 125 Morris Turnpike, Newton
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 274 S. Salem Street, Randolph

Township News

Operation Toy Train
The train will be stopping in Vernon on November 30, 2019.
Opioid Epidemic Symposiums in October
Information for Sussex County residents concerned about the where/how/when to obtain services.
Township Revaluation: Progress Update
Inspections for the 2020 revaluation are still in progress and will continue into late 2019.
November Rabies Clinic
Vernon Township will be holding a free rabies clinic on Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Trunk or Treat 2019
Join us on Saturday, October 26, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Vernon Township High School.
Fall Hiking Program
Take a hike and experience the beautiful trails in Vernon during the month of October!
Fall Vaccination Clinics
The county is holding vaccination clinics for flu and pneumonia.
5K Turkey Trot
Join the fun on Thanksgiving morning!

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Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, October 21
    • 7:00PM Environmental Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, October 23
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, October 24
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, October 28
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, November 4
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Vernon Municipal Building
    • 7:00PM Greenway Action
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, November 6
    • 7:30PM Board of Recreation
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, November 7
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      Vernon Municipal Building
    • 7:30PM Historic Preservation Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, November 11
    • Veterans Day–Municipal offices closed
  • Tuesday, November 12
    • 7:00PM Economic Development Committee
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, November 13
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, November 14
    • 9:30AM Senior Citizens Committee
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, November 18
    • 7:00PM Environmental Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, November 19
    • 7:00PM Beautification Committee
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, November 25
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, November 27
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, November 28
    • Thanksgiving–Municipal offices closed
  • Friday, November 29
    • Thanksgiving–Municipal offices closed
  • Monday, December 2
    • 7:00PM Greenway Action
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, December 4
    • 7:30PM Board of Recreation
      Senior Center–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