Sparta restricts public access to municipal buildings through April 3

Public Health. Starting on Thursday, March 19 the public will have restricted access to Sparta municipal buildings to ensure the safety of Sparta residents and Township employees. For forms, applications, and services, visit or call 973-726-3600.

Sparta /
18 Mar 2020 | 10:40

Sparta Township tonight announced that municipal offices will have restricted access for members of the public. This comes after the Sussex County Division of Health and a Sussex County Freeholder in a joint statement announced the first three cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County are in Frankford, Vernon, and Sparta.

The Township issued the following statement on its web site on Thursday evening.

To ensure the health and well-being of our employees and residents at this time, Sparta Township is restricting public access to all municipal buildings for the period of March 19th to April 3rd, 2020, during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Although public access to the municipal buildings is restricted to minimize person-to-person interaction, municipal business will be conducted via telephone and online. Please also be advised that Town Hall has a mobile drive-thru drop box in the lower level parking lot at 65 Main Street where payments, permits and applications can be dropped off. There is a small wall-mounted bulk drop box as well by the Police Department Entrance.

More information is available at

For additional information or questions, contact the Departments at the phone numbers listed below, or visit for Sparta services, applications and forms online.
Township General Phone Number – 973-726-3600
Township Clerk’s Office – 973-729-4493
Tax Collectors Office – 973-729-4903
Tax Assessors Office – 973-729-2626
Construction/Building Department – 973-729-9888
Planning/Zoning Department – 973-729-8093
Engineering Department – 973-726-3607
Public Works Department – 973-729-6178
Parks & Recreation Offices – 973-729-2383
Water/Sewer Utilities Office – 973-729-7133
Municipal Court – 973-729-3501
Finance Department – 973-729-4103
Township Managers Office – 973-729-8485
Non-Emergency Police Department – 973-729-6121
Sussex County Health Department/ – 973-579-0370
Office of Public Nursing – 973-579-0570