Community Events

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Be Sun Safe: Prevent Skin Cancer Program

Friday, May 24, 2019

Pool Open House

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Compost Facility Open

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day - Borough Hall Closed

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Master Plans

  • 2019 Environmental Resource Inventory
  • 2017 Master Plan Re-Examination Report
  • 2016 Open Space and Recreation Plan Update
  • 2010 Housing Plan Element-Fair Share Plan
  • 2006 Master Plan ReExam
  • 2005 Master Plan Resolution and Stormwater Management Plan (Amended)
  • 2004 Comprehensive Master Plan (Amended)
Tree Cutting Permits

Permits Required for Tree Cutting

  • Application for Tree Removal
  • Boro Contact for Information: 908-766-3000 x119
  • The Tree Protection Ordinance document
  • Shade Tree Commission information
Recycle Often. Recycle Right.

Recycling & Disposal Guidelines, Locations & Schedules

The Link below provides Updated Curbside & Electronic Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines, Schedules, and other Information for services managed by Somerset County.

2012 Compost Site Operating Schedule

Compost Facility

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.

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.

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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.

Come take a tour of the Pool Grounds and enjoy a bite to eat on us at the snack bar on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Bernardsville Pool is located at 121 Seney Dr.

Please call Bernardsville Recreation by May 22nd to RSVP at 908-766-2546.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Bernardsville, Somerset County, New Jersey, will hold a meeting in the Council Meeting Room on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Building, 166 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, New Jersey, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the potential Open Space Trust Fund referendum question. Formal action may be taken.

Anthony Suriano
Borough Clerk

View Official Notice Here

This Committee was formed to study all recreational properties owned by the Borough, both active and passive; to determine what improvements can be made; what the estimated costs would be for these improvements; to establish priorities for the improvements; and to explore funding options to finance the improvements. To date, the Committee has met on February 18, March 7 and April 3, 2019.

It is the last point, exploring funding options and making a funding recommendation, that is the Committee’s first priority. Because this item was the first order of Committee business, the recreational property inventory list on page 2 is not a complete report of the Committee’s recreational property findings as more time is necessary to speak with stakeholders as well as the Recreation and Open Space Committees to complete the list, recommend improvements, and address the costs involved.

The Committee is dedicated to creating safe, attractive, useable recreational areas that will appeal to all current members of our community as well as future members. In order to develop and enhance the Borough’s current properties, the Committee recognized the need to identify a means of funding these improvements without increasing taxes.

Field Study Committee Interim Report

Proposed Draft of the Ballot Language & Questions & Answers

The Somerset County Board of Elections is looking for registered voters to work on Election Day.

For more information visit or call 908-231-7086.

Bernardsville Mayor MaryJane Canose joins STC members Tom Wood (second from left) and Ed English (right) along with Dave Depodwin (far left) at the Shade Tree Committee's Annual Tree Giveaway Event on April 27, 2019.

Dave Depodwin and Tom Wood (STC) package up tree samples for a Bernardsville resident at the STC's Annual Tree Giveaway event on April 27, 2019.

Dave Depodwin and Tom Wood (STC) assist long time Bernardsville resident Diane Vaglio in selecting trees at the STC Annual Tree Giveaway event on April 27, 2019.

A few of the Shade Tree Committee members gather by the STC banner on April 27, 2019 for their Annual Tree Giveaway event: On the left Roberta Ruschmann, Tom Wood, On the right-Macie Laffey and Ed English with helpful resident Dave Depodwin in the background.

Our new program Be Sun Safe: Prevent Skin Cancer will be presented on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bernardsville Library located at 1 Anderson Hill Road in Bernardsville, NJ. Dr. H.C Haliasos, a dermatologist from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Basking Ridge, will present a program about skin cancer including how it develops, its impact and how to prevent it. Skin cancer is diagnosed more frequently in the US than all other cancers combined. It is estimated that the number of new cases of melanoma diagnosed in 2019 will increase by 7.7 %. Furthermore, the number of children, adolescents, and young adults being diagnosed with skin cancer has increased more than 250% over the past four decades. As people, young and old, get more sun exposure, participate in leisure activities and sports outdoors, and live longer, it is important to learn how to prevent this type of cancer. The program is free and open to the public, however, advance sign-up is requested through the Bernardsville Library at or by phoning the Bernards Township Health Department at 908-204-2520.
The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency serving Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.  For more information, visit

Registration for the Bernardsville Recreation’s 2019 Summer Camps will begin Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Rd., from 8 to 11 a.m. You can also register at 8 a.m. online at

The summer camps run for six weeks. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at (908) 766-2546.

Please review the Bernardsville RecreationDay Camp Guidelines and Regulations.


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