Stillwater Township  NJ official website

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    Welcome to Stillwater Township NJ Official Municipal Website


                                       Stillwater Township - A Clean Community
     Stillwater was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on December 27, 1824, from portions of Hardwick Township. Stillwater is located in Sussex County New Jersey, eight miles west of Newton New Jersey . It encompasses an area of 29 square miles consisting of three small villages Stillwater, Middleville and Swartswood. Stillwater Township is the home of Swartswood State Park, established in 1914 as the first State Park established by the state of New Jersey.  


This year Stillwater Township Clean Up Day will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, rain date of Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Please click on the links below for more information and for participant and registration forms:
Clean Up Day Information

Participant Form

Registration Form

FREE GRIT - Stillwater residents only
- available at the DPW, 919 Middleville Road, behind
Volunteer Field.

Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze):
2014 Eligibility Requirements*
You must meet ALL of the following requirements:
-You were age 65 or older as of December 31, 2013, or if under age 65, you were receiving Federal Social Security disability benefits as of December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2014;
-You have lived in New Jersey continuously since December 31, 2003, or earlier as either a homeowner or a renter;
-You have owned and lived in your home (or have leased a site in a mobile home park for a manufactured or mobile home that you own) since December 31, 2010, or earlier;
-You paid the full amount of the 2013 property taxes due on your home by June 1, 2014, and paid the 2014 property taxes by June 1, 2015;
-Your total annual income for 2013 did not exceed $84,289* and for 2014 did not exceed $85,553. "NOTE - With very few exceptions, all income received during the year must be taken into account to determine eligibility (including social security, pension income, etc.)
*Eligibility requirements, including income limits, and benefits available under this program may be changed by the State Budget.  Any changes to the 2014 eligibility requirements will not be finalized until the completion of the State Budget that must be adopted by July 1, 2015.
For additional information visit the following website: or call the Property Tax Reimbursement hotline at 1-800-882-6597.

Tax Appeal Information:

Tax Appeals for 2015 must be filed by April 1 ,2015 with both the Sussex County Board of Taxation and the Township of Stillwater.

The County Board of Taxation has the appeal packets with detailed instructions available on their website at:
or taxpayers can pick them up in person at the Sussex County Board of Taxation.

 Contact information for the County Tax Board:

 Sussex County Board of Taxation

83 Spring St., Suite 301

Newton, NJ 07860


The Sussex County 911 Communications center will be opening on December 11th 2014. The alarm response call-in number for Stillwater Township is 973-940-5551. All residents with alarms should contact alarm providers with this new number to reprogram alarm notifications such as fire and medical alarms etc. 
Burglary alarms will remain at the same number 973-383-1515.

***2015 Dog License Application***
Applications will not be accepted before January 1, 2015.  A $5.00 month late fee will be assessed for those applications received after January 31, 2015.

E-WASTE DISPOSAL is back at the Recycling Center beginning Saturday, November 14, 2014!  Please see link for more information on items that are acceptable:


Middleville Road Phase II (from Volunteer Field to Fairview Lake Road) will begin on Monday, November 3rd. Detour signs will be posted but the road should remain open for most of the project. Any questions or concerns please call Lynda Knott at Town Hall 383-9484.

NEW*Fairview Lake YMCA Camp Upcoming Events* 
CLICK HERE for more information

Road Closings:
Old Tannery Road will be closed until further notice - UPDATE

PSE&G Hotline Number:  1-888-771-7734

Stillwater Township Currently Has Openings  
Following boards and commissions:
Zoning Board/Planning Board/Recreation Commission

If you are interested in serving the community
please fill out the Application 

Submit it to:

Lynda Knott, Municipal Clerk

Sussex County Office of Emergency Management - CLICK HERE

Sign up for 
Sussex County Office of Emergency Management
Outbound 9-1-1 
and Register Ready

JCP&L to report outages: 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)

   Next Meeting 
Next Township Committee Meeting  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 7 p.m.

Quick Forms & Applications