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RECYCLING PLASTIC BAG LAW

12/01/2022 - In the state of New Jersey, you must use a trash container no larger than 32-gallon State Law is NO PLASTIC BAGS for collection of any Recycling! Thank you Read More

COVID-19 Antigen Test Kits

11/29/2022 - See attachment Read More

Wanaque Valley Regional Sewerage Authority - Job Opening

11/28/2022 - Job Opening at Wanaque Valley Regional Sewerage Authority Read More

Second Annual H.O.P.E. Donation Drive

11/22/2022 - Passaic County Clerk, Danielle Ireland-Imhof, Announces Second Annual H.O.P.E. Donation Drive Read More

DECEMBER 2022 OUTREACH SITES AND SERVICES

11/15/2022 - The Passaic County Clerk's Office Outreach Program is coming to your town. Read More

DROP BOX TAX PAYMENTS

11/10/2022 - Payments dropped in outside boxes after business hours will be processed on the next business day. Read More

Military Tribute Banner Program

11/01/2022 - The maximum number of 2023 applications for the military tribute banner program has been reached. Applications will no longer be accepted at this time. Read More

Comprehensive Annual Performance & Evaluation Report - 2021

10/31/2022 - Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) - Submitted by the Department of Planning and Economic Development Read More

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Welcome to West Milford!


Framed business certificate on table

Information for Business

  • Information for Business
  • Business certificate program
  • Google my business
  • What's missing in West Milford ALF Data
  • What we need in West Milford summary report

Hikers sitting at a rocky viewpoint enjoying the view of a lake and the mountains in the distance

Trails & Tourism


Four aerobatic planes with lights and smoke in delta formation finishing a loop at an airshow

Economic Development

  • Sustainable Economic Development Plan
  • Economics Presentation
  • Destination marketing organization
  • Grants research
  • EDC Meetings, Members

We are the "Heart of the Highlands"


So close, and yet so far

Outdoor recreation, sports and special events attract a wide range of visitors and residents from near and far to this nature sanctuary so close to the vast New York / New Jersey metropolitan area.


Sailboats racing on a lake


What we’re known for

West Milford's main attraction are its large expanses of undeveloped watershed, reservoirs, mountains and lakes - permanently protected open space that takes up nearly 2/3 of the entire township!

People come for the lakes and swimming, boating, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, cycling, horseback riding, kayaking, paddle-boarding, winter sports and hunting.

We’re an 80+ square mile municipality in northern Passaic County, NJ, along the border of NY state. The township sits 100% in the NJ Highlands Protection Zone, that preserves the drinking water for most of Northern NJ.

Our beautiful mountains and rolling terrain are dotted with nearly 40 tranquil lakes, and crisscrossed by narrow roads along its many hidden, scenic valleys and ridges.


Getting here

Major transportation thoroughfares provide convenient links to the outside world. Scenic State Route 23 winds along the Pequannock River north and west on our southern boundary. County Route 511 connects north and east to the NY State Thruway, NJ State Routes 17 and 208, and US Interstate 287.

Community life

We’re a community widely recognized for our commitment to youth activities, but we have recreation programs available for people of all ages. All family members can enjoy a wide variety of recreational, fun, and educational programs, sponsored not only by the township's Recreation Department, but its schools, the Police Athletic League, local churches and civic groups.


Your lake or country home

You will enjoy the best of both worlds coming home every day to your nature sanctuary. Most of our 10,000 homes surround lakes or dwell in secluded, hidden valleys that are a world away from the bustling commerce just down the highway.

Many homes were once seasonal vacation and summer bungalows, including many log homes. Most have been enlarged as year-round residences. More recently, newer, larger homes on one- to four-acre lots and two major condominium developments were added.

Prospective homeowners and visitors can choose from a broad range of luxury and affordable housing and rentals, and enjoy great outstanding quality of life and many nearby conveniences.