Mayor's Welcome

I welcome you to Rockaway Township's Official Webpage. I trust you will find the information on this website beneficial;  assisting you with finding current events and community  programs.

Rockaway Township is a thriving community offering one of the best environments in which families and businesses can grow and prosper. Morris County has repeatedly been recognized as one of the “Ten Best” counties to live and raise a family in the United States. Rockaway Township is Morris County’s largest municipality by area covering over 45.5 square miles with approximately 24,500 residents. Rockaway Township enjoys an excellent public school system, an outstanding free public library and exceptional recreational programs for the most important people of our community, our children.

Within our boundaries, we are home to the most beautiful & picturesque parts of Morris County, three beautiful lake communities, many small rivers and streams, miles of hiking trails, Farny State Park, Wildcat Ridge & Mount Hope Historical Park, all that along with mountain ranges covered by many varieties of foliage and wildlife.  The Township is also home to Splitrock and Charlotteburg Reservoirs providing drinking water to the cities of Jersey City and Newark respectively.

In addition, Rockaway Township has two historical sites on the National Registry of Historic Places: the Split Rock furnace, which is a Civil War era iron ore furnace which is still standing to this day and  a 1768 Revolutionary War era stone dwelling the Ford-Faesch house. The Faesch house was a significant piece of Morris County history during the 250 years that the iron industry was prosperous in northern New Jersey.

Our website offers a view into Rockaway Township’s rich history and access to the many services provided by the Township including information about the numerous service organizations that serve our community, as well as important facts regarding our government’s transparency.

I will continue to utilize technology to effectively communicate with our residents. The Town Council and I hope that you visit our website regularly and find it informative. It has been created and maintained for your use. Please understand that successful web site is always a work in progress, and I welcome feedback to enhance its effectiveness and efficiency.

If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions or comments, please feel free to contact my office at (973) 983-2868, contact us via e-mail at 

Thank You and Enjoy
Joseph Jackson