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

Aerial Mosquito Spraying July 14 - 18
The Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control will be conducting an aerial application of larvicide July 14 through July 18, 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.

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.

Residents Sought to Serve as Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority Commissioner
Any Vernon Township resident wishing to be considered for nomination as a VTMUA commissioner, please submit a volunteer application , detailing desire to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) or mail or drop off at Municipal Clerk’s Office, 21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462. Deadline is July 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 (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 »

Vernon Township Mayor’s UPDATED Statement on the Coronavirus Crisis—Posted Friday, May 8, 2020
A new “normal” awaits us. Read more »

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

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 are set to resume as of June 22, 2020.
Helpful Information for Vernon Business Owners
Vernon’s Economic Development Advisory Committee provides information about a new $45 million grant program.
Vernon Township Mayor’s Updated Statement on the Coronavirus
An “In Your Face” act of defiance to this Coronavirus!
Farmers Market Returns to Vernon
The farmers market is opening as planned!

More news »

Upcoming Meetings

  • Tuesday, July 14
    • 7:00PM Economic Development Committee
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, July 16
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      Remote
  • Monday, July 20
    • 7:00PM Environmental Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, July 21
    • 7:00PM Beautification Committee
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, July 22
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, July 27
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, August 3
    • 7:00PM Greenway Action
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, August 4
    • 7:00PM Economic Development Committee
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, August 5
    • 7:30PM Board of Recreation
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, August 6
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      Vernon Municipal Building
    • 7:00PM Historic Preservation Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • 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
    • 7:30PM Board of Recreation
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, September 3
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      Vernon Municipal Building
    • 7:00PM Historic Preservation Commission
      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