Community Events

Monday, February 18, 2019

Presidents' Day - Borough Hall Closed

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Curbside Recycling

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Compost Facility Open

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Curbside Recycling

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Board of Adjustment

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Library Board of Trustees

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Special Mayor & Council Meeting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Open Space Committee Meeting

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Master Plans

Master Plans

  • Draft 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)
Quimby Village

The Creation of Quimby Village

Request for Proposals to Developers
Issued by: Borough of Bernardsville Council

Issue Date: December 21, 2018
Due Date: April 1, 2019

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.

Updated Bernardsville Recycling Guidelines & More

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

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

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 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.

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 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. to discuss the borough’s affordable housing plan and property acquisition.  Formal action may be taken. 

Anthony Suriano
Borough Clerk

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The 2019 schedule and applications for the Swim Team and Swim Lessons at the Bernardsville Municipal Pool on Seney Drive are now available. Please review the following:

2019 Pool Brochure

2019 Swim Lessons Information & Application

2019 Swim Team Information & Application

2019 Pool Registration Form

Volunteers are need for the 29th Annual Stream Clean-Up with Raritan Headwaters on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Register at

The Lloyd Road Bridge is located about halfway between Mendham and Hardscrabble Roads near a dammed-up pond. It carries traffic over a tributary to Indian Grave Brook which later connects to the Passaic River. The bridge which has been under construction since August 6, 2018, is now open.

The new bridge is a precast, 3-sided concrete structure with a concrete deck and reinforced concrete wingwalls and stone surfaced parapets. The Bernardsville Historic Preservation Advisory Committee, (HPAC) worked closely with the Somerset County Engineering Division on its design which preserves some of the historic character of the original bridge. These replicated design elements include the use of similar natural stone and the gently arched parapets with paired raised stone piers similar to the original design. The contractor, Lucas Construction Group Inc. of Tinton Falls, was able to install the new stone with a deeper mortar pointing. This technique allows more reveal to the stones and is similar to the original bridge construction. The new bridge features 4-inch thick blue stone caps with rocked edges on the parapets and piers also similar to the original bridge.

The old bridge was built in 1928, as a single span of reinforced concrete. The original hand cut stones from a local quarry were salvaged, and will be preserved for reuse at the Dunster-Squibb house on Mine Brook Road. They will be reused for stone retaining walls along a driveway to the main house. Mr. Nat Conti of NGC, LLC. moved the stones for HPAC at no charge. The original marble bridge plaque was removed prior to demolition and will also be preserved by HPAC. This plaque noted not only the date of the bridge, but the contractor, the county engineer and the freeholders responsible for the bridge: a rather unique record. The County Engineer, O. Smith, Jr. is the uncle of former Somerset County Freeholder, and Bernardsville mayor, Peter Palmer.

The following events are being sponsored by the Bernards Township Health Department,  located at 262 S. Finely Ave., Basking Ridge.

2019 Vaccines for Children

Women & Heart Health - Wednesday, February 11, 2019 @ 7PM

Nutrition & Heart Health - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 7PM

A second section of Bernardsville (7A) will receive their totes on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 and first use will be the Tuesday, March 5, 2019 pick-up.  This section labeled “7a” is North of Rt. 202 and East of Claremont Rd/Mendham Rd (see map).  Please note that only homes on the East Side of Claremont Rd (from Rt. 202 to Olcott Lane) and on the East side of Mendham Rd will be included at this section.

Map of Tote Area 7A (North of Rt. 202 & East of Claremont Rd/Mendham Rd) – Start Date March 5, 2019

Somerset County Recycling Division is gradually rolling out the new Curbside Recycling equipment and guidelines.  It began in Bernardsville in August 2018, and will be completely implemented County-wide within the next few years.  Every household will be receiving two new 65 gallon rolling recycling “totes” with wheels to easily move around and have color-coded lids that are permanently attached.  This will allow residents to eliminate the use of Plastic bags for any Recyclables for weather concerns.

No other sections of Bernardsville are subject to the upgrade at this time.  When your totes are dropped off you will also receive a letter and flyer from Somerset County Recycling Division with detailed instructions, see links below.

Bernardsville does not have further information on when remaining section(s) of Bernardsville will be receiving totes, but within a few years, as ALL households throughout Somerset County will be receiving the totes.  You are advised to wait to receive your totes and letter.  Recyclables placed in Rolling Recycling Totes in areas other than those currently designated will not be picked up by Somerset County Recycling Division trucks. These totes are supplied by Somerset County for the collection of RECYCLING ONLY.  If you have questions, please contact Somerset County Recycling Division at 732-469-3363.

When Residents receive your two totes, this letter and flyer will be attached:

Somerset County’s InstructionLetter to Residents When They Receive New Recycling Totes

Dual Stream Program Flier – What Goes in Yellow-Lid Tote, What Goes in Green Lid Tote

Bernardsville Recreation is offering Recreation Basketball for boys and girls, which will be grouped by grade level: Kindergarten through 1st, 2nd grade, 3rd & 4th Grade, and 5th through 8th Grade. For a fun and effective program, coaches are needed in all programs.

For complete details, including registration fees, please see below.


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