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

March 3, 2021 Special Council Workshop Meeting to Be Held Via Zoom Webinar
The Vernon Township Council will meet Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. remotely via a Zoom Webinar to discuss department budget presentations. Official action may be taken. View agenda »

Animal Control Building Closed
The animal control building will be closed to the public until March 1, 2021. There will be a staff person to answer the phones; license payments may be dropped off at the building, but there will be no access.

Governor Raises Indoor Capacity Limits from 25% to 35% for Certain Businesses
Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 219 allowing restaurants, gyms, casinos, personal care businesses, and amusement and recreation facilities to operate at 35% of their capacity inside beginning on Friday, February 5 at 8:00 a.m. Additionally, the 10:00 p.m. statewide curfew that restaurants were operating under has been lifted. The order also increases the number of people who can go to performance venues and indoor gatherings, including religious ceremonies or services, wedding ceremonies, political activities, memorial services, or funerals. However, the maximum number of people allowed inside will be capped at 150.

NJEDA Announces $10 Million Second Phase of its Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program
The agency will open program pre-registration on February 10, 2021. View complete details »

New Short Term Rental Ordinance Goes into Effect
Pursuant to the new short term rental ordinance (Ordinance #20-09), short term rental properties must be registered, inspected and the transient accommodation occupancy tax paid. View complete details »

Per Diem Public Safety Tele-Communicator
The Vernon Township Police Department is seeking a per diem public safety tele-communicator for its Communication Center. View job listing»

Township News

Second Phase of Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program to Open
The agency will open program pre-registration on February 10, 2021.
Annual Reassessment Program
As a requirement of the annual reassessment program, 20% of all properties within the township need to be inspected each year.
COVID Vaccine Information
Transportation as well as help registering is available for seniors and others.
Mayors Wellness Campaign 2021
Mayor Burrell has signed the MWC Annual Pledge of Participation.
Farmers Market Returns to Vernon
The farmers market is opening as planned!
SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening
The Paycheck Protection Program is restarting January 11, 2021.
Community Garden 2021 Season
The community garden will open for the season on March 30, 2021.
A Winter Wonderland Challenge
Walk your way to a healthier you!
New Short Term Rental Ordinance Goes into Effect
Short term rental properties must be registered, inspected and the transient accommodation occupancy tax paid.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • Tuesday, March 2
    • 7:00PM Economic Development Committee
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, March 3
    • 2:00PM Township Council–Workshop Mtg.
      Remote
    • 7:30PM Board of Recreation
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, March 4
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, March 8
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Remote
  • Wednesday, March 10
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Remote
  • Monday, March 15
    • 7:00PM Environmental Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, March 16
    • 7:00PM Beautification Committee
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, March 18
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, March 22
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Remote
  • Wednesday, March 24
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Remote
  • Thursday, April 1
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Friday, April 2
    • Good Friday–Municipal offices closed
  • Tuesday, April 6
    • 7:00PM Economic Development Committee
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, April 7
    • 7:30PM Board of Recreation
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, April 12
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, April 14
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Remote
  • Thursday, April 15
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, April 19
    • 7:00PM Environmental Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, April 20
    • 7:00PM Beautification Committee
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, April 26
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      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