Kingwood Township Seal

Kingwood Township
Physical Address: 599 Oak Grove Road and Route 519, Frenchtown NJ 08825
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 199 Baptistown, NJ 08803-0199
Phone: 908-996-4276  Fax: 908-996-7753

Welcome to Kingwood Township

Proposed Gas Pipeline in Kingwood

Anyone even remotely potentially affected by the pipeline should register with FERC as an Intervenor
  • You must register as an intervenor within 20 days or give up your opportunity to intervene; we believe the official deadline is October 15.
  • You cannot wait until/if impacts are felt to register as an intervenor.
  • While it's supposed to be possible to register as an intervenor "out of time," the bar to proove why you didn't register on-time is very high, and we've heard in other cases where people and even municipalities are REFUSED if they don't meet the deadline.
Who:  Consider intervening if any of the following applies to you:  you are an affected landowner; you abut affected landowners; you are a taxpayer and are concerned about the tax burden resulting from potential damage to roads and bridges and  the lowered property values (near the pipeline); your taxes have helped preserve open space that PennEast wants to convert to commercial purposes; you have a well and/or septic system; you have concerns about safety; you have concerns about how property values will be affected; you have concerns about environmental impacts; you have concerns about impacs to cultural resources; you have concerns about the need for additional gas infrastructure; you have concerns about use of eminent domain for corporate profits; you have concerns about global climate change; you have concerns about how the direct costs of this pipeline would be passed on to consumers; you are concerned that this unneeded pipeline will result in a  glut of natural gas which will then be exported overseas and result in an increase in energy costs; you are concerned that TetraTech, an industry insider, will not produce a complete and unbiased Environmental Impact Statement; you are concerned that FERC will act as an industry cheerleader and not in the best interests of the people of NJ and the US; or if you have any other concerns about the potential affects of the PenEast pipeline; Then YOU SHOULD REGISTER AS AN INTERVENOR.

Note:  Dan Murphy of Western Land Services informed the Township that civil surveys are going to be done on properties that PennEast has received permission to proceed on.  The actual work will most likely be done by one of PennEast's partners, Hatch Mott MacDonald. He can be reached at 516-513-2288 if necessary.

Contact the  Environmental Commission or the  Township Committee if you have questions or need assistance


Thank you to all the volunteers who made the
Kingwood Township Community Day
a success!

  • Work will be conducted from both sides of the bridge
  • The public should see the actual work starting approximately 9/8/2015
  • The current schedule has completion on 4/1/2016
  • All construction traffic will be kept off of municipal roads whenever feasible
 Hunting on Kingwood Township Public Lands

Kingwood Township has several areas that are open to the public and suitable for deer hunting. Enjoyment of the land and the safety of our visitors is our primary concern. The Kingwood Township Committee allows deer hunting in Horseshoe Bend Park and the Ukarish Property in order to provide for better land management to restore damaged ecosystems without fear that excessive deer browse will make it impossible for native plants to return.

There is NO SUNDAY HUNTING and only a limited number of permitted hunters will be in the park at any one time - less than 1 per 20 acres at Horseshoe Bend Park.  It is recommended that during that time, non-hunters should wear blaze orange or confine visits to Sundays.

Permits to hunt these lands are available through a lottery system.  The deadline for the 2015-2016 season lottery submissions is August 21, 2015 - drawing August 24, 2015.

For more information on hunting on Kingwood Township public lands - please go to


Thanks to the DelVal Junnior Terriers for their awesome efforts to clean up Kingwood!
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Clean Up Days:
The last clean-up day of the year will be held in October. Only a limited number of permits will be issued each month. Please call 908-996-4276 ext. 222 for availability of permits. 2015_Kingwood_Cleanup_Program.pdf
New Budget Documents:
For more, go to Budget Page

Please Note: Animal Control Services for The Township for 2015
Animal Control & Investigative Services
24 Hours 7 Days a Week

UPDATE - February 11, 2015
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June 17 2014 - The Route 519 bridge at the intersection of County Route 651 and Barbertown-Idell Road in Kingwood Township collapsed on June 12, 2014.  Detours have been posted.  

All bridges and culverts in Kingwood Township are the responsibility of Hunterdon County.  County engineers are assessing the bridge and are looking at short and long terms solutions to reopen Route 519 as soon as possible.  Please plan alternate routes for the foreseable future.  We will update this posting as soon as we know any additional information.


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