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

Vernon Township Mayor’s UPDATED Statement on the Coronavirus Crisis—Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Let's focus on those aspects of our lives that demonstrate that Vernon cares, and that makes us collective Vernon strong. Read more »

2020 Census
Please fill out the Census questionnaire while you are home sheltering in place. Vernon’s completion average is at 33.5%, while the state average is 36.5%. Go to the following links to learn more and to submit a questionnaire: U.S. Census Bureau website and response rates. Thank you!

No Port-o-Johns
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, as of April 1, 2020, there will no longer be port-o-johns in any Vernon Township parks.

Municipal Court Sessions Cancelled
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no court sessions will be held April 14 or April 21, 2020.

Marriage Licenses
By order of the New Jersey State Registrar of Vital Statistics, due to the current situation with COVID-19, Vernon Township will not be issuing any marriage license certificates until further notice from the State of New Jersey.

Maple Grange Park Open to Walkers, Runners & Other Non-Group Activities But Playground Closed—Updated Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Mayor Burrell re-opens park after listening to very reasonable feedback from a host of Vernon residents. The playground, however, is roped off and will remain closed until further notice. Read more »

Recycling Center is Open—Posted March 17, 2020
At this time the township recycling center is open. Check the website daily for any updates.

Building Closed to the Public—Posted March 16, 2020 4:00 p.m.
Per order of Mayor Howard L. Burrell, the municipal building will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday March 17, 2020. For assistance, please call or e-mail the departments listed below.

DepartmentPhoneE-Mail
Administration973-764-4055 Ext. 2240, 2275.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)
Assessor973-764-4055 Ex2223, 2226.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)
Construction973-764-4055 Ext. 2251, 2254.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)
Finance973-764-4055 Ext. 2236, 2277.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)
Fire Prevention973-764-4055 Ext. 2271, 2272.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)
Municipal Clerk973-764-4055 Ext. 2234, 2237.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)
Municipal Court973-764-4737.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)
Planning & Zoning973-764-4055 Ext. 2248, 2279.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)
Public Works973-764-4055 Ext. 2281, 2280.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)
Recreation973-764-4055 Ext. 2261.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)
Tax Collector973-764-4055 Ext. 2228, 2229.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)

2020 Revaluation Progress Update
Inspections for the 2020 revaluation have been completed. Read more »

Township News

Vernon Township Mayor’s Updated Statement on the Coronavirus
Let’s focus on those aspects of our lives that demonstrate that Vernon cares, and that makes us collective Vernon strong.
2020 Proposed Municipal Budget Online
The public hearing date for the adoption of the 2020 municipal budget is April 27, 2020.
Maple Grange Park Open to Walkers, Runners & Other Non-Group Activities
Mayor Burrell re-opens park but playground must be closed until further notice.
Senior Celebration Luncheon
The luncheon is postponed with a new date to be determined once we are through the current COVID-19 situation.
Get Rid of Bulky Waste Items in June
The date for the township-wide disposal of large household garbage items has been changed to Saturday, June 27, 2020.
Vernon Participates in Mayors Wellness Campaign
Vernon has been deemed a “New Jersey Healthy Town to Watch.”
Farmers Market Returns to Vernon
The market will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, May through October.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • Thursday, April 2
    • 7:00PM Historic Preservation Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, April 6
    • 7:00PM Greenway Action
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, April 7
    • 7:00PM Economic Development Committee
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, April 8
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Friday, April 10
    • Good Friday–Municipal offices closed
  • Monday, April 13
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, April 16
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, April 20
    • 7:00PM Environmental Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, April 21
    • 7:00PM Beautification Committee
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, April 22
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, April 27
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, May 4
    • 7:00PM Greenway Action
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, May 5
    • 7:00PM Economic Development Committee
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, May 6
    • 7:30PM Board of Recreation
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, May 7
    • 7:00PM Historic Preservation Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, May 11
    • 7:00PM Township Council
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Wednesday, May 13
    • 7:00PM Land Use Board
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, May 18
    • 7:00PM Environmental Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
  • Tuesday, May 19
    • 7:00PM Beautification Committee
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Thursday, May 21
    • 7:00PM Municipal Utilities Authority
      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