Andover Municipal News and Notices

Current Notices


Click to see: Lake Lenape Appraisal Report  Co-Borrower Agreement

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that Andover Township Special Assessment Commissioners shall hold a Special Assessment public hearing, relating to the Lake Lenape Dam Rehabilitation Improvement to determine a just and equitable assessment for all properties located in Lake Lenape in Andover Township affected by said dam rehabilitation improvement. All property owners in Lake Lenape shall be mailed letters setting forth the proposed special assessment amount for their respective properties. The hearing is scheduled for July 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hillside Park Barn 146 Lake Iliff Road, Andover Township. Diana Francisco, CMC, Municipal Clerk

Recycling Notice from SCMUA—Guidelines for Recyclable Materials
Download the SCMUA Guidelines for Recyclable Materials
NJDEP's Recycling Contamination Press Release
SCMUA website
Due to market restrictions banning unacceptable materials in the recycling stream, the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) is hereby providing notice and clarification to all Commercial, Private, and Local Government Haulers that deliver recyclable material to the Solid Waste/Recycling Facility. Effective immediately, the SCMUA will require all haulers that bring recyclable materials to the SCMUA Bulky Waste/Recycling Building to weigh in and receive a tag at the Scalehouse for each load. In addition, in an effort to capture only acceptable materials, any recyclables delivered to the SCMUA Facility cannot contain any of the following contaminates:

  • Plastic bags/film/packaging material
  • Construction debris (wood/metal/glass)
  • Food waste
  • Hazardous materials
Haulers with contaminated material can and will be assessed re-loading and disposal charges, in addition to potential enforcement penalties, in accordance with the 2019 Rate Schedule. The SCMUA has dedicated operations staff and resources, to maintain clean recycling streams at the Solid Waste/Recycling Facility. We ask for the cooperation of all those who utilize the facility, to ensure that the above requirements are adhered to. Thank you for your continued efforts in promoting recycling in Sussex County. Please contact SCMUA's Reenee Casapulla at 973-579-6998 X107 or for any comments or questions regarding these recycling guidelines.


Community Emergency Response Team
Andover Twp is proud to announce that the Mayor and Town Committee have passed a resolution to begin an Andover CERT in our community. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team, and it is a chance for you, as Andover residents, to make an impact on your town, and to become more self-sufficient. As a CERT member you can provide backup, assistance and support to our First Responders, and learn to be confident in an emergency or disaster within our community. You will receive 21 hours of FREE disaster preparedness training. This program is overseen by our OEM Coordinator, Chief of Police Eric Danielson. Linda Grinthal will be assembling and leading the team. Pick up an application form at the municipal building, or contact Linda at 973-579-7382 text or phone, or Click here for press release. Click here for CERT application. Click here to read article in the NJ Herald.

Water Company Complaints Hotline
Lake Lenape Water Company Customers: Please use the following hotline number to report any complaints regarding your water service. NJDEP: Complaint & Enforcement Hotline 1-877-927-6337.

After you contacted the NJDEP Hotline please email the Municipal Clerk with the complaint reference number given to you by the Hotline and a brief summary of the reason for your call.  This will help the township officials track complaints by our residents.

RecycleCoach Available to Andover Township
A FREE app is available for Andover Township residents that can assist them with recycling and trash information, collection schedules, and more. The Recycle Coach application provides information in a clear and concise manner. Click here for the press release. Click here to go to our RecycleCoach page.

Municipal Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Andover Municipal offices summer hours

Seasonal hours: Starting Monday, May 20, the municipal building hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8AM to 4PM; Thursday: 8AM to 7PM; Friday: 8AM to 12PM.

Residents Need to Re-register for Reverse 911
The provider for the Reverse 911 system has changed from CodeRed to Swift911. Previously submitted phone and/or contact information to receive reverse 911s' will not transfer over from vendor to vendor. Therefore it will be necessary to register your cell phones, emails, or even your landline phones if it is Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP). Even if you have a landline phone through Verizon or Centurylink it is suggested to register.

JCPL Update: Ownership Guidelines for Your Home's Electrical System
With storm restoration efforts continuing to progress, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers that they need to be aware that individual outages to their homes may require an electrician and inspection before service can be restored. For information that helps explain what equipment customers may need an electrician to address before restoration can be completed, click here.

Noteworthy Notices

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Animal Control
Clerk's Office
Emergency Squad
Land Use
Municipal Court
Public Works
Tax Office

Township Administrator

The Andover Township Special Assessment Commissioners held a Special Assessment public hearing, relating to the Lake Lenape Dam Rehabilitation Improvement to determine a just and equitable assessment for all properties located in Lake Lenape in Andover Township affected by said dam rehabilitation improvement. Property owners in Lake Lenape were mailed letters setting forth the proposed special assessment amount for their respective properties. The hearing was held on July 11, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Hillside Park Barn 146 Lake Iliff Road, Andover Township.
Diana Francisco, CMC, Municipal Clerk

Click here to see Lake Lenape Appraisal Report

Animal Control

Dog Licences
Renew your dog's license by January 31st.
Download 2019 renewal form

Pet Waste Pollutes Our Waters
Click here to download information on what you can do to help protect our water.

Building/Construction/Zoning Office

Pool Notice
PLEASE BE ADVISED: Any pool that holds 24 inches of water or greater requires zoning and construction permits, even blow-up pools and temporary pools. Pools require both a building and an electrical permit. The electrical installation to a pool is unique in the electrical code and a whole chapter is dedicated to the wiring. Pools also require a barrier, which is a minimum of 48 inches in height, with access to the pool through a self-closing/self-latching gate. Everything associated with the barrier around a pool is regulated.

Please check with the construction department before purchase of your pool if you have any questions. Any resident with an open pool permit must have final inspections from the town before using the pool. Pools that are in use without final inspection will be subject to violations and penalties.

Clerk's Office

Bingo and raffle license information and forms:

Emergency Squad

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Fire Department

Blue Reflective Address Signs
The Andover Township Fire Department’s Junior Auxiliary sells blue reflective address signs. The signs are 6 x 18 inches and can easily be mounted to your house or mailbox. The signs are $15. Contact Bob Reidmiller at 973-579-2694.


Vaccines Available Through County Public Health Nursing
School-Aged Children & Adult Public Health Clinic
WHO: School aged children and adults who live in Sussex County. WHERE: Sussex County Public Health Nursing Office, 201 Wheatsworth Rd, Hardyston, NJ.
HOW: Appointments are required and can be made by calling: (973) 579-0570 ext. 1211
For services available download flier.

Land Use

See land use page.

Municipal Court

Your Day in Court —informational brochure about your court appearance


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Public Works

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Tax Office

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recycle coach

2019 Trash and Recycling Information
Schedule | Information

Blue Diamond suggests that containers be placed at the curb by 6 AM. (Tuesdays for recycling and Wednesdays for trash)

SCUMA 2019 Schedule of Recycling Services download

Recycling Notice from SCMUA
Download the SCMUA Guidelines for Recyclable Materials
July 2019 Letter to Recyclers
Visit the SCMUA website
NJDEP's Recycle Right NJ Recycling Contamination Social Media Campaign

Disposable Bags Solutions read article

Recycle Styrofoam read article

FREE RECYCLING PROGRAMS - TerraCycle recently launched several new recycling programs including the Tide Eco-Box Recycling Program and eos Recycling Program. Keep an eye out for new recycling programs launching each month for more ways to reduce your environmental impact.

Planet Aid Recycling Options Recycling in the household doesn't only mean cans, bottles, and paper. Many items can be repurposed and spared from the landfill with just a little extra effort.
Click here for recycling options.
Click here for the Planet Aid Blog.
The Apparel Industry's Environmental Impact: PDF | read online

What Can Be Recycled? A list of 200+ items

See How Sussex County is Tackling Foam Recycling

SCMUA's Guide to Proper Battery Management click here for flier

SCMUA's Recycling - Accepted MRP (mixed rigid plastics) click here for brochure

Recycling NJ A website for NJ residents to find ways to recycle within their local area.

A wealth of environmental information; user friendly and even has an App for smart phones:

How to donate a mattress as well as mattress recycling and more. Check it out here: