Community Events

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Volunteer Tree Planting

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Volunteer Tree Planting

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day - Borough Hall Closed

Saturday, June 9, 2018

2018 Farmer's Market Begins


Resident's Guide to a Borough Council Meeting

Learn about how Borough Council Meetings are structured, how the agenda works, and to help you share your ideas and concerns with the Council and Mayor.


Open Space & Recreation Plan

The Open Space & Recreation Plan Update (2016) acts as a guide for the Borough of Bernardsville’s open space program. Its implementation is essential in maintaining the community’s character, and to preserve and improve the quality of life for its residents.

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

Live meeting video and audio

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.

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 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.

Sommerville County Recycling

Somerset County

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

About 100 enthusiastic lovers of the outdoors gathered on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to celebrate the official opening of the new Old Army Trail at New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary off Hardscrabble Road in Bernardsville.
The trail connects this rural part of town with the borough’s Polo Grounds and the more urban downtown section of the community.
Dignitaries from New Jersey Audubon, Bernardsville Mayor Kevin Sooy and members of the Borough Council and Somerset Hills Board of Education, the Bernardsville Open Space and Green Team committees, as well as the Land Conservancy of New Jersey, welcomed the connecting trail that will facilitate nature hikes for all ages.
Local Brownies and Girl Scouts had a key role in cutting the ribbon to open the newly constructed footbridge over Indian Brook Grave. Scouts Stella and Sophia Strubble had bracelets made from the ribbon before the group began to hike the trail.
Among those attending the event were Eric Stiles, president and CEO of New Jersey Audubon, and Dorothy Clair, who serves on the Board of Directors for NJ Audubon.
The new trails and a footbridge over the Indian Grave Brook were developed using a $22,000 grant from the New Jersey Recreational Trails Grant Program, supported by the Federal Highway Administration.

Join Raritan Headwaters and Bernardsville Borough to plant native trees and shrubs around Nervine Pond, 166 Mine Brook Rd., on May 22 and 23, 2018 from 3 to 5 p.m. Plantings will keep geese away, help control flooding, clean the runoff from the road and provide shady habitat for fish.

For more information contact Kristi MacDonald at

The Bernardsville Farmers' Market received a Recognition Award for 2017 from Healthier Somerset, a coalition created to improve the health and well-being of everyone who lives and works in Somerset County. Pictured right to left are Mayor Kevin Sooy, Ed English, market manager, Anthony Suriano, Borough Clerk.

The 2018 Farmer's Market begins on Saturdays from June 9th through November 10th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the Bernardsville Train Station Parking Lot.

On April 28, the Green Team, Shade Tree Committee and Environmental Commission partnered to host a major volunteer event for Bernardsville in the Bernards High School parking lot.
It’s almost mind-boggling that the free electronics recycling event brought out so many residents to avail themselves of the drive-thru service and off-loading of items from vehicles, making recycling old computers, printers and other electronic waste as easy as possible.  It took four municipal employees to load this large TV into the dumpster; left to right: Kenny Kelleher, John Macdowall (in rear), Nick Dobash, and Tom Kennedy.  This event was organized by the Bernardsville Green Team and the e-waste will be handled by Somerset County recycling.

With all the storm damage this spring, the free tree seedlings grown by NJ State Forestry, were in great demand. Pictured with some of the free trees, from left to right are David Neill, of M.J. Neill,  Tom Wood and Joe Latino, Shade Tree Committee, Kerry Hazelton, Environmental Commission,  and Ted Prentiss, a resident of Basking Ridge. The give-away was in conjunction with the Shade Tree Committee for the National Arbor Day Foundation, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Canon and FedEx. 

Our Environmental Commission partnered with the nonprofit clean water advocate Raritan Headwaters to offer well water testing to citizens at below-market cost.  A basic test kit was available for purchase, with easy-to-follow instructions, so residents could collect water samples and then return the samples to Bernardsville Borough Hall between 7 and 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 3 for results.  Testing was also available for other contaminants including lead, arsenic, and radon at an additional cost.  [Visit for more information. ] Pictured left to right are Mike Anderson, NJ Audubon, Heidi O’Neill, Raritan Headwaters intern, Bernardsville Mayor Kevin Sooy, and Kristi MacDonald, Environmental Commission.

The multi-pronged event, organized by Ed English, with all the teams mentioned, was well received so plans are underway for 2019.

Registration for the Bernardsville Recreation’s 2018 Summer Camps will begin Saturday, April 7, 2018 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 25th. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at (908) 766-2546.

Attention all Somerset County homeowners and farmers:

There will be five scheduled days for Household Hazardous Waste Drop-offs, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please note that materials accepted on Household Hazardous Waste Days are NOT the same as those accepted at 1st Saturday of the Month Drop-off Days. Waste will not be accepted from commercial vehicles. For dates, locations, and a full list of accepted and not accepted items see below.

  • March 17th - Bernards Township Public Works Garage
                          277 South Maple Ave., Basking Ridge
  • April 21st - Warren Township Public Works Garage
                        1 Bardy Rd., Warren
  • June 16th - Franklin Township Senior Community Center
                       Parking Lot 
                       505 DeMott Lane, Somerset
  • September 22nd - Branchburg Township Public Works Garage
                                  34 Kenbury Rd. Branchburg
  • October 20 -  South County Public Works Garage
                          410 Roycefield Rd. Hillsborough

The 2018 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:

2018 Pool Brochure

2018 Swim Lessons Information & Application

2018 Swim Team Information & Application

2018 Pool Registration Form


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