Community Events

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Property Taxes Due!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day - Borough Office Closed

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Last Day of Farmers’ Market

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving - Borough Office Closed

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Planning Board Public

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Planning Board Work or Committee

Monday, November 7, 2016

Board of Adjustment

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Recreation Committee


View Municipal Ordinances
Public Records Form

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.

Tax Bills

2016 3rd Quarter Taxes
Due Date Extended

The due date of 2016's 3rd quarter taxes have been extended until August 30, 2016.

Farmers Market

The Farmer's
Market Returns

The Farmer's Market will be held at the Bernardsville Train Station parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm from June 11th to November 12th

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.

Fourteen NJ counties have been escalated from a drought watch to warning, and four counties remain at a drought watch status because of persistent low rainfall, approximately 13 inches below normal. 

Drought Warning: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren

Drought Watch: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem counties

Normal: Atlantic, Cumberland, Cape May counties


ANJEC recommends water conservation throughout the Garden State. Groundwater sources and streams are classified as moderately, severely or extremely dry for the entire state.

Please conserve water by:

Ask Governor Christie to release the Water Supply Plan
Christie sits on water plan as N.J.'s drought affects drinking water

Join the SaveH2OCoalition’s efforts and sign the petition to the Governor at:

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today, October 21, 2016 placed 14 counties encompassing the northern, central and northern coastal areas of New Jersey under a drought warning due to ongoing precipitation deficits and deteriorating water-supply conditions, particularly storage levels in reservoirs.

The Apple Festival at the Bernardsville Farmer's Market on October 8, 2016 was a big success again this year. The delicious free treats of Apple cinnamon cake from Baker's Bounty and Annie's apple ice cream were enjoyed by everyone. Pat Duncan was the lucky winner of the raffle for a basket of a variety of just picked apples.

Valley Shepherd Creamery gave away sample of one of their specialty cheeses they call Califon.  Samples of fresh apple cider were offered by Silver Lake Farms.  Visitors could also purchase their favorite produce of farm fresh vegetables, fruits, pies, mushrooms, cut flowers, herbs and poultry products offered by Silver Lake, Hensler, Griggstown, and Alan Grossman farms.  Other fine products from Valley Shepherd Creamery, Pickelicious, Krakus Deli, Baker's Bounty, and Cooper’s Hollow Farms.  

The Farmers' Market is open Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at the Bernardsville train station.  Note: the market will be closed on October 15 for the Far Hill Races.

Help feed a needy family this Thanksgiving. Families throughout Somerset County are struggling to make ends meet. A $40 donation will provide Thanksgiving Dinner for a family of four. If $40 is difficult for you, any amount will be gratefully accepted.

Ribbon cutting ceremony on September 28th, 2016 for a new business at 104 Mine Brook Road, The Pretty Pink Rooster.

As has been a traditon for the past fifteen years, the Borough of Bernardsville held a memorial ceremony in front of the Bernardsville public library, for the victims of the tragedy on 9/11.  Mayor Kevin Sooy, library director Alexandra Arnold, Terry Thompson, president of the library Board of Trustees, Luke Stauffer, and Ava Cummings, BHS seniors, spoke briefly and Kevin Feeley played the bagpipes.  Over 50 people attended including a number of family members of Allison Horstmann Jones.

"In accordance with Bernardsville Borough Ordinance 2016 – 1710, and Resolution #16 – 119, (see below), bow & arrow hunting only will begin after September 10, 2016 until February 17, 2017, on four Borough-owned properties:

Borough Springs/Laurelwood, Charlotte Hill, Peter's Tract and Whitenack. These four Borough-owned properties have been clearly marked to prohibit hunting to anyone else except the Borough-approved Warren Blue Ridge Sportsman’s Club. Each member assigned to the above mentioned properties have registered with the Bernardsville Police Department. They must call the Police Department before entering and leaving Bernardsville with all necessary information about any hunting activity and display the Bernardsville Police Department registration on the dashboard of their vehicle(s). Deer management will be allowed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, fromapproximately 6 am to 9:30 am, and the hunters will be back in the woods from 3pm until sundown. The marksman use bows and arrows and are trained to work safely in wooded areas. Walkers are urged to be cautious during these times and control their animals.

Ordinance 2016 – 1710

Resolution #16 – 119

Deer Management 2016

Somerset County Board of Elections is looking for registered voters to serve as poll workers on Election days.
Training is provided prior to every Election and poll workers are paid $200 per Election.

For more information visit the Board of Elections website:

for an application click on:

or call 908-231-7086

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