Radon Detection Canisters Available

Radon Detection Canisters Available

January is National Radon Action Month. Radon detection canisters are available for purchase by residents at the Bernards Township Health Dept., 262 South Finley Ave., Basking Ridge. One kit per household, available at reduced cost of $10 per kit.

2017 Master Plan Re-Examination Report

This 2017 Master Plan Re-examination for the Borough of Bernardsville presents the findings and recommendations of your Planning Board concerning the future of our community.

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.

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.


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.

Join us on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bernards High School parking lot, 25 Olcott Ave., for a free recycling event featuring drive-thru and off-loading services. In addition, free tree seedlings will be distributed by the Shade Tree Committee to Bernardsville residents while they last, and well water testing kits will be available for purchase at a reduced cost of $60.

The site improvements project is off to a good start.  The bulbs that were installed by the Garden Club have been transplanted.  Trees and bushes have been demolished.  Bases for the new light poles in front of the building and in the parking lot have been installed.   Also installed were:  sleeves across the driveway for electrical conduit and irrigation piping; electrical conduit between the light poles; new catch basin; and storm drain piping.  The existing catch basin and connect leader drains/trench grate at the police entrance are currently being replaced.  Sleeves under the entrance walkway and new sidewalk are being installed as well as conduits for sidewalk lighting.  Portions of the existing curb and walls have been demolished.  New curbs, new entrance ramp with snow-melt system, new sidewalk and handrails at the sidewalk steps are being installed.  Top soil and seed are being spread.  Future work includes:  repaving the driveway and parking lot; lighting on poles in front of Borough Hall and in the parking lot; bollard lighting along sidewalk; front fascia lighting, low retaining wall in front of Borough Hall, irrigation installed and landscaping.  Pictures are available in the media gallery.

Sixteen volunteer groups were represented at the Volunteer Fair at Bernardsville Public Library on Sunday, April 8. Residents had a chance to talk with knowledgeable experts who provided in-depth, hand-outs and answered questions about their activities in the Community Garden, Environmental Commission, Fire, First Aid and CERT/CART teams, Green Team, Friends for a Greener Bernardsville, the Friends of the Bernardsville Library, Garden Club, Historical Preservation Commission, NJ Audubon Society, Raritan Headwaters Association, Shade Tree Committee, VNA, and St. Bernards Church tutoring. One visitor even purchased a garden plot at the Community Garden for two years.

It was enjoyable and energizing for all of the volunteers to share ideas and compare notes on all their activities.So much so, that there is even talk of this becoming an annual event.

As Mayor Sooy said to the assembled crowd, including peter Palmer, Freeholder, and Bill Youngblood, Borough Council - "In Bernardsville, we are very proud of our volunteers. We recognize that by getting more residents involved in volunteer activities, we will be better able to implement more worthwhileprojects for our town."

The 2017 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:

2017 Pool Brochure

2017 Swim Lessons Information & Application

2017 Swim Team Information & Application

2017 Pool Registration Form

NJ American Water has scheduled The Borough of Bernardsville
for water system flushing between the dates of
May 8 and May 12, 2017

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

Please visit the Board of Elections website here or call 908-231-7086.

Registration for the Bernardsville Recreation’s 2017 Summer Camps will begin Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Rd., from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can also register at 8 a.m. online at

The summer camps run for six weeks starting on June 26th. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at (908) 766-2546.

Provisional ballot count included for local election.

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