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The Hampton Township Committee recently adopted a resolution denouncing hate crimes.  Unfortunately, the Committee was made aware that another incident of hate has been perpetrated in our community.  The Hampton Township Committee stands firm in the belief that these types of incidents do not reflect the values of the citizens of Hampton Township, and strongly condemns these actions.  The Hampton Township Committee celebrates diversity in the community and promotes the coexistence of all of its residents, and believes that a harmonious community depends on the willingness of its residents to practice mutual respect, decency and restraint.  The Hampton Township Committee strives to ensure the safety of all of its residents against violence and aggression and denounces the hateful expression of religious or political intolerance against others.  The Committee is saddened to learn of these events and is hopeful that through cooperation of multiple agencies that resolve can be accomplished and for peace to follow.

Community/Senior Center Meetings

Monday - Friday  9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.

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Recreational Fields

Open or Closed - due to weather

  •  Call 973-383-5508 for recording  

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​​For Information COVID-19, please click here to be directed to the COVID-19 page.

The Hampton Township Municipal Office will be open to the public on October 1, 2020 from the hours of 9:15am-3:45pm. During 9-9:15am and 3:45-4pm the staff will be sanitizing the building.

Hampton Township Recreation Committee-In Person & Remote Meeting Notice
Due to social distancing in response to COVID-19, the Hampton Township Rec Committee will hold their regularly scheduled meeting both in person at the Municipal Building & remotely on October 21, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.
To attend the meeting remotely use the following link: or dial in at 1-888-331-1035 and use PIN Number 1999230764# Formal action may be taken.
*Please be advised that on Monday October 19, 2020, Halsey Road from CR 519 to the Twin Bridges will be open to residential local traffic only to complete a road project.

Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Pictured from left to right: Deputy Mayor Tim Dooley, Ms. Betsy Dewey, Karen Hansen (on behalf of Committeeman David Hansen), Mayor Philip Yetter, Committeewoman Eileen Klose and Committeeman Keith Gourlay

Pictured from left to right: Deputy Mayor Tim Dooley, Ms. Betsy Dewey, Karen Hansen & Andrew Korver (on behalf of Committeeman David Hansen), Mayor Philip Yetter, Committeewoman Eileen Klose and Committeeman Keith Gourlay

Ms. Betsy Dewey​​
Little Free Library!

Thank you to Retired Librarian Ms. Betsy Dewey, and her family, for generously donating and creating a "Little Free Library" in front of the Hampton Township Municipal Building. 

Ms. Dewey and her granddaughters have stocked the shelves, so feel free to come down and "take a book and/or share a book".  A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:15 P.M

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and improves book access by fostering neighborhood book-exchange boxes around the world. The small library boxes number more than 100,000 around the world in over 100 countries! Hampton resident Betsy Dewey purchased and painted the LFL box now located in front of the municipal building. She will be acting as its steward. She and her family initially stocked the library with a variety of books for all ages. You are encouraged to stop by and take whatever catches your eye, then bring books to contribute when you can. Betsy is responsible for the upkeep of the box and will be regularly adding to the collection. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach her by email at

​​Hampton Township Department of Public Works Seasonal Position- Seeking well round experienced individual with future possibilities for “Full-Time” in the very near future. Jobs include many forms of maintenance in the Park and Ballfields, Tree Work, Road Work, Equipment Operating and Snow Removal. $18 per hour. Class “A” CDL preferred. Applications may be picked up at the Hampton Township Municipal Building, 1 Rumsey Way, Newton, NJ 07860. 

Sussex County Division of Health Fall 2020 Drive Through Clinics!

October 10, 2020- Saturday 9 am-1 pm Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Road Augusta, NJ 07822

October 17, 2020- Saturday 9 am-1 pm Sussex County Technical School 105 N Church Road Sparta, NJ 07871

Registration is required Please call for an appointment 973-579-0570 or register online Sussex County residents only Flu vaccine $25.00 High-Dose vaccine $50.00 Free with MEDICARE part B Free with any BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD PLAN We do not accept any other type of insurance Cash or check accepted .. No credit or debit cards Please make checks payable to County of Sussex

Tax Sale of 2019 delinquent taxes
Date: October 21, 2020
Time: 10 am
Location: Hampton Township Municipal Building -1 Rumsey Way, Newton NJ 07860
Bidders Must Pre-register to attend the sale.  Please email: taxcollector@hamptontwp-nj.orgHomeowners Must pay all accrued interest and fees as well as delinquent 2019 taxes to be removed from sale. Only Certified funds (cash, certified bank check or money orders will be accepted- personal checks will be returned. Please mail your payments to the Tax Office or call and make an appointment to drop off your payments.  Official Notice of Sale will be published in the New Jersey Herald September 30, October 7, October 14.

Trunk or Treat? Friday, October 23rd from 6pm-8pm at Hampton Park. This event is rain or shine. Please bring your decorated trunks, treats & trick or treaters to participate in the trunk or treating. This is an event for the Kittatinny sending district residents ONLY. Due to COVID-19 regulations with contact tracing, pre-registration will be required for ALL attendees. All registrations must be received by October 16th. Social distancing and masks must be worn. Hampton Recreation reserves the right to ask people to leave if they are not following the guidelines. There will be a Decorated Trunk Competition, Kids Costume Contest, Paint-a-Pumpkin, Food and more! Trunk set up begins at 4:30pm and must be finished setting up for trick or treat at 6pm. Treats must be in pre-assembled goodie bags. Any other questions please sent a message or email For the registration form, please click here.

Free Paper Shredding Event! Saturday, October 24th from 9am-12noon at the DPW Garage.

Free Tire Drop Off- Saturday, October 24th from 9am-2pm. Must show proof of residency. 

Census Taker Week! Starting Monday, August 10th, 2020. Please click here to view the talking/posting points. Census Takers beginning to knock on doors across New Jersey starting August 11th. If you haven't already, please to go to 2020CENSUS.GOV to complete your Census.

Info from New Jersey Department of Agriculture.
Do not plant seeds.  Take picture and send to AG and USDA

Information on unsolicited seeds from China
We have been receiving reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order. Sometimes the seeds are sent in packages stating that the contents are jewelry. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock.
Here's what to do if you receive unsolicited seeds from another country:
DO NOT plant them and if they are in sealed packaging don't open the sealed package.
Take a photo of the package and seeds and send the photos to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to and USDA SITC at
This is known as agricultural smuggling. Report it to the USDA! Maintain the seeds and packaging and send to the USDA Office located at 1500 Lower Rd, Linden NJ 07036 for evidence. 
If individuals are aware of the potential smuggling of prohibited exotic fruits, vegetables, or meat products into or through the USA, they can help APHIS by contacting the confidential Anti-smuggling Hotline number at 800-877-3835 or by sending an Email to The USDA will make every attempt to protect the confidentiality of any information sources during an investigation within the extent of the law.

3rd Quarter 2020 taxes due on August 1st (Grace period ends August 10th) The State of New Jersey has extended the adoption of its budget until September 30 due to the Coronavirus, and as a result, town have not yet received a certified tax rate. It was recommended by the State of New Jersey to send estimated bills out for the 3rd quarter taxes. Estimated 3rd quarter bills were mailed out on June 13, 2020 to all property owners. These estimated bills look differently than the regular bills that are mailed once a year with 4 stubs. Property owners will receive a single 3rd quarter bill in June which is due August 1st. In October, you will receive your 2020 final and 2021 preliminary bill. The payment made in August will be reflected and the balance for 2020 will be due November 1.

The Hampton Township Park is now OPEN daily from dawn until dusk. As a reminder, there are no dogs, bicycles or roller skating/skateboarding allowed in Hampton Park. Please continue to follow safe social distancing while in the park and be respectful of others.

Please take notice:Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Township of Hampton is taking the following emergency and precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our residents and staff:
Until further notice all Municipal facilities are closed to the public, including but not limited to the following: Hampton Township Municipal Building, park/pavilion, playground, fields, Senior
Center, and DPW Garage. Staff will be working onsite and available to answer your questions. Please call (973) 383-5570 with comments and/or inquires.
Until further notice, meetings for the Township Board of Health, Township Planning/Zoning Boards, and the Township Recreation Committee are cancelled.
The Hampton Township Committee Meetings will take place; however, accommodations are being put in place to enable remote attendance. Dial-in information will be posted on the Hampton Township Website once available. The electronic meeting is being held in compliance with P.L. 2020, c.11

Please click here to view an important message from the Construction Official-our Building Department is taking all precaustions to prevent exposure to our staff as well as our homeowners & contractors. We are encouraging "Save the Trip"; we will try to answer all questions by phone & offer the option to mail applications & permits. A DROP BOX is set up in front of the Municipal Building for anyone who must drop off applications, blueprints, etc. Please view the rest of the document to see further instruction.

Due to the current status of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and in following the guidance of our schools, it is with regret that the Hampton Township Municipal Building and Community Center will be closed until further notice to all non-essential business for the health and safety of our employees and our community as a whole. We will do our best to continue to meet the needs of our residents while practicing the advice of "social distancing".​

​All tax payments and dog licensing will be accepted via the mail or it can be deposited in the brown non-postal mailbox found to the left of the front doors of the Municipal Building.

If you have a blue book (PTR-1 or 2) or a completed building permit application, please leave it in the bin with your phone number and we will notify you when it is completed.

If you have any questions or if you would like to make an appointment for business of a personal nature, please contact the appropriate office as found below. We will do our best to respond to your needs promptly,

Administration (i.e. Clerk, Finance): 973-383-5570

Tax Collector: 973-383-1692

​Construction: 973-383-8845

Public Works: 973-383-8745

As we will all be monitoring the situation carefully, we will be sharing vital information as it becomes available to us. The health and welfare of our community is of our utmost concern and priority.

Please remain safe and healthy and we will weather this situation together.

  • For important up to date information, please go directly to the CDC website  



Committeewoman Eileen Klose being sworn in by Township Clerk Kathleen Armstrong, with husband Tom Klose holding the Bible, at the Hampton Township Reorganization meeting on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 for a 3-year term.

  • ​​Just a reminder, dog licenses are due by February 10, 2020. After which a $5 per month per dog late fee will be assessed and risk of being summonsed by the Animal Control Officer. Please license your dogs.

  • Free Radon Test Kits are now available at the Hampton Township Municipal Office to residents. First come first serve for limited supply. Radon is a serious health risk. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer & the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. But because radon is invisible & odorless it is easy to ignore this potential hazard in our own homes. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when uranium & radium break down in the soil & in rock formations. Radon gas moves up through the soil and finds its way into homes through cracks in the foundation & openings around pumps, pipes & drains. Radon is measured in picoCuries per liter of air. The average U.S. indoor level is 1.3 pCi/L. At 4 pCi/L, the risk of lung cancer from radon is greater than the risk from fire or other home accidents. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency & the DEP recommend that action be taken to reduce radon levels if the level in the home is greater than or equal to 4pCi/L. For more information on radon, please contact the DEP Radon Program at 800-648-0394 or visit To view Hampton Township's Proclamation on Radon Action Month, please click here.

  • The U.S. Census begins in March, and they have well paying, flexible part time jobs available for local residents.  These jobs pay $21 an hour and are right here in and around Hampton Township  To apply, and for more information, please visit

Each year, about $675 billion federal dollars are earmarked for local programs and services. This money for the most part is apportioned based on Census count, and we have to live with the results for 10 years.  Please help our community by making sure to respond to the upcoming Census starting in March.  For more information on the Census and its importance, please visit 

  • Free Paper Shredding Event!  Hampton Township Municipal Office Saturday, October 24th from 9am-12pm at the DPW Garage.

  • Town Wide Garage Sale! Saturday & Sunday September 19th & 20th from 9am - 3pm. NO FEE to get on the online map!


  • Are you experiencing homelessness and need child care? You may be eligible for up to six months of child care assistance while you complete your application. Call 1-800-332-9227 to get connected to your local child care resource and referral agency or visit for information. 



  • There has been a major issue with recycling in bags or mixed with trash at the dump site in Andover. Please review the link below for recycling education and why there should not be plastic bags with recycling.



  • The Board of Elections is looking for poll workers.  Interested people can call 973-579-0950 x 1591 with questions.


  • The Hampton Township Seniors are looking for members who are interested in participating in a variety of Recreational activities. Ages 55 and up to join. They Seniors meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Questions or if you are interested please call 973-383-5570. 
  • February 2020 Issue of The Senior Times available
    Please click here to view the issue


  • Have a power outage? JCP&L has a communications tool to be able to receive outage information and restoration times via email or text message. To get started please click here for the link-  and follow the instructions on their website. You may also report an outage to them this way.

  • Clean Communities, Litter and You! Clean Communities is a statewide litter abatement program established by the Clean Communities Act of 1986. Litter is a destructive force on our landscape; it is costly to clean up; impacts our quality of life and eventually ends up in our waterways. Why not become part of the solution and earn money for your non-profit civic, athletic, scout or youth group? Organize a road cleanup and receive a "mini-grant" based on number of participants, amount of trash and recyclables collected and distance of road cleaned. Hampton Township provides log sheets for collection statistics, gloves, safety vests, grabbers and trash bags. For more details call Betsy Pinzone, Clean Communities Coordinator 973-383-1041.


  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities' Clean Energy Program: Receive tax-free money to make energy related improvements for: NJ Reisdents, Businesses & Government. Eliminate drafts during the winter, lower utility bills or operating costs, and improve the comfort of your indoor space. Call (866) NJSMART Email: or visit:
  • Hampton Township Recreation Committee Facebook  Like and Share
  • ​Power Outage?  JCP&L now offers a way to view or report

    On Website  & App For Smart Phones 
  • FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory: 

    National flood insurance program & implementation of the homeowner flood insurance affordability act & the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act. To view the article
  • Hampton Township Fire & Rescue:

    Members needed for Fire & EMS.  Free Training! For more information please call  973-940-7322 and leave a message.


  • - Televisions, computers, monitors, & portable laptop computers need to be brought to the SCMUA center;  as of January 1st 2011, Waste Management is prohibited from picking them up.
  • Just a reminder, the current contract with Waste Management states that garbage can be picked up as early as 6 a.m.  Please have your garbage out by at least 6 a.m. on garbage day only.
  • Have household batteries to dispose of? Click here to SCMUA's guide to proper household battery management.
  • Don’t forget your old phone books are recyclable!  


This is the first in a series featuring individuals making a difference in improving water quality in the Highlands and Ridge & Valley regions of New Jersey. Twelve environmental and conservation organizations are working together to protect the quality of drinking water in northwestern NJ, part of the 4-state Delaware River Watershed Initiative.

       In the early 1700’s the forest teemed with wildlife. Wolves, bear, deer, bobcat, turkeys, and rich variety of small game shared this bountiful land with the Leni Lenape Indians. Settlers had yet to discover the beauty and the serenity of what was to become modern day Hampton Township. 
       On March 10, 1864, the State Legislature officially established the Township of Hampton, New Jersey. The small villages of Baleville and Washingtonville were no longer under the wing of the Town of Newton but became the community centers of the newly established township. The gristmills, country stores, and schools had sprung up as the population had increased and bound the inhabitants together and helped them to endure and prosper in this remote corner of the state. 
       Now, at the turn of the millennium, the Indians and wolves are but a memory. However, the scenic charm that attracted those early settlers still work its magic today. Over the years farms have replaced forests, and dams fill valleys with lakes where streams once wound their way down to the Delaware. Three centuries of growth and change have transformed Hampton Township from a wilderness into a thriving community, with a modern commercial corridor surrounded by rural neighborhoods that remain a haven for residents and tourists alike.

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