About Branchville

shoppers in Branchville passing by a guitar player outside a shop

A Town for All Ages

Just starting out? Looking for a place to stay and raise a family? Branchville offers an ideal environment to make your life happen. We have one of the lowest property taxes in Sussex County, great public schools, and The Highlands reservation Act protects against over-development.

We have a thriving downtown with a variety of dining and shopping. Community festivities include the Halloween parade and scarecrow contest (often talked about in New York City!) plus many other holiday and cultural celebrations.

New Infrastructure

Branchville has one of the newest infrastructure in the entire state of New Jersey, with new gas and sewer lines, repaved roads, and municipal water.

The borough's recreational facilities include tennis/pickleball courts, and softball, Little League, and American Legion baseball fields.

Recreation Gateway

Branchville is a hub for environmental tourism, offering access to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Buttermilk Falls, Stokes State Park, and more. There are several public/private golf courses nearby. The Sussex County YMCA is 20 minutes away and Mountain Creek Ski Area is just 30 minutes away. Skylands Park and the Sussex County Fairgrounds are only a mile away.

aerial view of baseball field


Pre-K to 8th Grade

Branchville students 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. For more information contact the Frankford Township School District at (973) 948-3727 or visit frankfordschool.org

High School

For ninth through twelfth grades, Branchville public school students attend High Point Regional High School in Wantage Township. In addition to Branchville, the sending districts include Frankford Township, Lafayette Township, Montague Township, Sussex Borough, and Wantage Township. For more information contact the High Point Regional School District at (973) 875-3101 or visit hpregional.org.


The governing body is comprised of the mayor and the borough council; all positions are elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. The mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The borough council is comprised of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The borough form of government used by Branchville is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council. Branchville is located in the 5th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 24th state legislative district.

Branchville municipal building