Borough Contacts


For Fire, Police or Emergency Medical Services (EMS): dial 911.


Sussex County Sheriff’s Office
39 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 579-0850

New Jersey State Police
Sussex Station
U.S. Route 206
Box 130
Augusta, NJ 07822
(973) 383-1514


Branchville Hose Company No. 1
One Railroad Avenue, P.O. Box 2425
Branchville, NJ 07826
Chief Jon Frato: (973) 600-3398


Blue Ridge Rescue Squad
350 Route 206 (P.O. Box 232)
Branchville, NJ 07826
(973) 948-4828


The hospital closest to Branchville is 6.2 miles
and a 15 minute drive away.

Newton Medical Center
175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 383-2121


Branchville Borough

Municipal Office

34 Wantage Avenue
Branchville, NJ 07826
(973) 948-4626
Office Hours: 9AM—1PM

The office is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.


One Broad Street
Branchville, NJ 07826
(800) 275-8777


Branchville, NJ: Grade School

Pre-K to 8th grade

Students from Branchville attend the Frankford Township School District, which is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade from Branchville Borough and Frankford Township.

Frankford Township School District
(973) 948-3727


Branchville High School

9th to 12th grade

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students from Branchville attend High Point Regional High School. Also attending the school are students from Frankford Township, Lafayette Township, Montague Township, Sussex Borough and Wantage Township (where the school is located).

High Point Regional School District
(973) 875-3101

Higher Education

Sussex County Community College is a co-educational, two-year, public, community college located in the town of Newton in Sussex County, New Jersey.

Sussex County Community College
One College Hill Road
Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 300-2100


ElectricalJCP&L(800) 662-3115
Natural GasElizabethtown Gas(800) 242-5830
WaterMike Little(973) 948-5515
SewerH. Lee Doremus(973) 948-5439
PoliceNJ State Police
Sussex County Sheriff’s Office
(973) 383-1514
(973) 579-0850
FireBranchville Chief Jon Frato(973) 600-3398
EMSBlue Ridge Rescue(973) 948-4828
Animal ControlWantage Animal Control(973) 875-7192
Emergency Management Coordinator*Jeff Lewis*(973) 479-7203

*Please contact Jeff Lewis for non-urgent events or information about (OEM) Office of Emergency Management Coordinator only.

For fire, police or emergency medical services (EMS): Dial 911.

Borough Council

Anthony Frato, Sr.Mayor(973) 903-3792
Richard Van StoneCouncil President(973) 948-5888
Beverly BathgateCouncil Member(973) 948-3721
H. Lee DoremusCouncil Member(973) 948-5439
Wayne HowellCouncil Member(973) 948-3768
Steven ShechnerCouncil Member(973) 948-0328
Mary WhitesellCouncil Member(973) 948-6060
(973) 383-8845
Kate LeisslerRegistered Municipal Clerk(973) 948-4626 x 20

Department Directory

AssessorKristy Lockburner(973) 948-4626 x 22
Animal ControlWantage Township(973) 875-7192
Board of Health SecretaryMary Whitesell(973) 948-6060
Borough HistorianWilliam Bathgate(973) 948-3721
Registered Municipal ClerkKate Leissler(978) 948-4626 x 20
Construction Official
Inspection Services
Michael Robinson(973) 948-4626 x 24
Chief Financial OfficerChristine Rolef(973) 948-4626 x 25
Dog LicensingSue Kaufman(973) 948-6384
Emergency ServicesJeff  Lewis(973) 479-7203
Finance OfficeMichelle Shelton(973) 948-4626 x 23
Fire OfficialVirgil Rome(973) 579-0380
Municipal Clerk, DeputyKaren Braun(973) 948-4626 x 21
Municipal CourtWantage Joint Court(973) 875-7192
Planning & Zoning ChairmanMichael Clune(973) 271-9867 (cell)
Planning & Zoning SecretaryKaren Braun(973) 948-4626 x 21
Public WorksMike Little(973) 948-5515
Registrar, DeputyKaren Braun(973) 948-4626 x 21
Sewer CollectorKaren Braun(973) 948-4626 x 21
Tax CollectorKate Leissler(973) 948-4626 x 20
Water CollectorKate Leissler(973) 948-4626 x 20
Zoning OfficerGeorge  Boesze(570) 992-3686


Board of HealthMary Whitesell(973) 948-6060
(973) 383-8845
Planning and Zoning BoardKaren Braun(973) 948-4626 x 21
SewerKaren Braun(973) 948-4626 x 21
Tree CommissionFrank Sutton(973) 713-3827 (cell)

Societies, Organizations, Clubs

Organization Contact Phone
Branchville Hose Company No.1 Chief Jon Frato
Deputy Chief Chris Fazio
Rentals: Keith Whitehead
(973) 600-3398
(973) 903-0167 (cell)
(973) 600-3808 (cell)
Historical Society Debbie Anderson (973) 948-6932
Rotary Club Doug Hull (973) 948-4380
Seniors Club Maureen McHale (973) 383-4973
Cemetery Association H. Lee Doremus (973) 948-5439

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