Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Mayor and Council Public/Work

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Recreation Committee

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Environmental Commission

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Shade Tree Committee

New Bernardsville Borough
Live Video Channel

Visit our new Live Video Stream. Here are some upcoming stream dates:

Council Meeting: 8/10/15 7pm
Council Meeting: 9/14/15 7pm
Council Meeting: 9/28/15 7pm
Council Meeting: 10/13/15 7pm
Council Meeting: 10/26/15 7pm

Walking Tour

Olcott Historic District
Walking Tour

Welcome to the Olcott Historic District Walking Tour. The tour covers a distance of approximately 1.6 miles and starts at the Bernardsville United Methodist Church ending at the Olcott Building.

Farmers Market

The Farmer's
Market Returns

The Farmers Market is back at the Bernardsville NJ Transit Station on Route 202 and Claremont Avenue. Saturdays beginning June 13th through November 14th (9am-1pm).

County Shredding Events

County Shredding Events

Somerset County offers Shredding Events at various locations. If you want to shred personal documents safely, then come to one of the events.

Mount Airy Road Construction Updates

Mount Airy Road
Construction Updates

From January 2015 until November 2015, Mount Airy Road will be closed between Oakley Street and Prospect Street. Travel disruptions should be expected for residents and visitors alike. For ongoing updates view the link below.


Many of Bernardsville's Public Parks have been divided into sites that are small enough for a single family or group to conduct a trash clean up in about an hour. By adopting a site, each group is agreeing to clean their site at least once a month.

Pay Your Property Tax &
Sewer Bills Online

The Borough of Bernardsville now offers the option to pay your Property Tax and Sewer Bills online with your checking account, debit card, or credit card. Service Charges apply.

Jersey Central Power
& Light 24/7 Power Center

The industry's leading online map that delivers fast and accurate outage information to desktop, smart phone and mobile devices

Tree Cutting Permits

Permits Required
For Tree-Cutting

Tree cutting in Bernardsville requires a permit. Please contact the Shade Tree Committee Secretary by calling (908) 766-3000 ext.110.

Visit Bernardsville Public Library

Visit Bernardsville
Public Library

Bernardsville Public Library is known for extraordinary service provided to all in a friendly and knowledgeable manner.

Visit for the wonderful programs, free ESL classes, art exhibitions, & great library services.

The library is located in the heart of Bernardsville’s business district at 1 Anderson Hill Road.

2012 Compost Site Operating Schedule

Compost Site
Operating Schedule

Bernardsville Borough operates & maintains a year-round composting facility for resident use.

We encourage residents to make use of this facility for their yard brush and leaf composting needs.

Sommerville County Recycling

Somerset County

Recycling for Borough is performed by the County. Please check the link below for information and schedules.

Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment Meeting scheduled for October 19, 2015 has been cancelled.

Bernardsville Recreation will be holding registration for Wrestling (with the Raritan Valley Wrestling League) for all age groups on Tuesday, October 27th and Thursday, October 29th, Bedwell School Cafeteria from 6:00-8:00 pm.   This season's coaches will be available to answer any questions. 

Bernardsville Recreation is sponsoring travel basketball teams for Bernardsville boys in 4th through 8th grade, and Bernardsville girls in 4th through 8th grade.  Revised:  We are looking for travel coaches for girls 6th through 8th grades in order for that age group to participate in travel basketball.  If you are interested, please call the Rec office at 908-766-2546.  Everyone must try out as team size is limited.  The teams will play in a very competitive traveling league with practices once or twice per week, and games any day/night according to league schedule.  Some of the towns participating are:  Bedminster, South Brunswick, Branchburg, Flemington, Green Brook, Middlesex and Bridgewater.   Practices will begin in November, and games begin in December.  Practices may vary based on coach’s availability.

You must pre-register on line: prior to October 16th for try outs.  

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and State Park Service are reminding residents of ways to reduce bear encounters and offering tips should they come within close range of black bears following a recent bear-human interaction at Ramapo Mountain State Forest.

Check out Bernardsville Recreation’s upcoming Fall Enrichment Classes. From jewelry making and model building to drawing and tennis, there is something for every child.

For more information please contact the Recreation Office at 908-766-2546.


September 4, 2015

(Notice Pursuant to P.L. 1975, c.231, 3d)

The Open Space Committee meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, September 8th has been changed to Thursday September 10th at 7pm in the Conference Room of the Municipal Building, 166 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, New Jersey.


POSTED AND FILED September 4, 2015

Attention Bernardsville Residents: There will be a Free Household Clean-up Day for private residences, multi-family dwellings, apartment units and churches only on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Items designated in the link below will be accepted at the Bernardsville Landfill Facility, located on Pill Hill Road between Meeker Road and Mt. Airy Road. Residents will be allowed to dispose of one pick-up truck or van of material free of charge. Residents must provide proof of residency in order to access the facility.

Please contact Doug Walker at 908.766.3000 ext. 144 for further information regarding the 2015 Fall Household Clean-Up Day Event.

Olcott Avenue was the first street in Bernardsville designed to appeal specifically to the rising class of local merchants and entrepreneurs. It was a planned neighborhood of comfortable homes constructed in the most fashionable architectural styles, on a broad new avenue set apart from working class neighborhoods. Restrictions were written into each deed by the developer to control how each buyer could use his property. The result was a residential district of substantial dwellings in a homogenous setting. A number of architectural and technological innovations of the period are evident in the district, as a result of designs created by some of the most notable architects in America. The Historic district, established in 2009, has fifty-six contributing buildings, including a school, a church, a parsonage and thirty-seven dwellings, as well as carriage houses, garages and World War I memorial plaques. As a whole, the district possesses excellent historical integrity.

The Tour

Welcome to the Olcott Historic District Walking Tour. The tour covers a distance of approximately 1.6 miles. The tour starts at the Bernardsville United Methodist Church on Wesley and Church Streets, where parking is available nearby, and ends at the Olcott Building. Please refer to the attached map.


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