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

Public Hearing Scheduled to Review Municipal Self-Assessment Report
The Vernon Township Council will hold a public hearing on August 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the municipal building via a Zoom Webinar to review the township's petition for plan endorsement which has been prepared pursuant to the State Planning Commission's regulations. Review the Municipal Self-Assessment Report online  or view it at the clerk's office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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

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 »

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.”
Farmers Market Returns to Vernon
The farmers market is opening as planned!

More news »

Upcoming Meetings

  • 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
  • Wednesday, October 7
    • 7:00PM Historic Preservation Commission
      Vernon Municipal Building
    • 7:30PM Board of Recreation
      Senior Center–Vernon Municipal Building
  • Monday, October 12
    • Columbus Day–Municipal offices closed

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