Community Events

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Rabies Shot Clinics

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Day - Borough Hall Closed

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Rabies Shot Clinics

Upcoming Meetings

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.

Mount Airy Road Construction Updates

Mount Airy Road
Construction Updates

From January 2015 until November 2015, Mount Airy Road will be closed between Oakley Street and Prospect Street. Travel disruptions should be expected for residents and visitors alike. For ongoing updates view the link below.


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.

The opening of Mt. Airy Road was enthusiastically celebrated on Saturday, November 28 with a brief ceremony at 10:00 am at the corner of Prospect Street and Mt. Airy.  Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Bernardsville Memorial Post 7858 presented the flags and the Bernards High School Madrigals led guests in singing the National Anthem.  Mayor Kevin Sooy said a few words and cut a “tape” signifying the official opening.  Everyone was invited to go downtown to shop, eat and drink on Small Business Saturday.  Five hundred swag bags were free for shoppers to pick up at participating businesses.  At the library, volunteers for the Garden Club, Green Team, Fire & First Aid Squad, and Rotary Club were on hand to talk to visitors about their organizations and how to get involved.  Dedicated public officials, the Bernardsville Chamber of Commerce, community organizations, business supporters, and residents of the town, especially the Mt. Airy area, all worked together to end the construction just prior to the busy holiday season. 

Please be advised that the Planning Board Work or Committee Meeting scheduled for December 3, 2015 has been cancelled.

Bernardsville Beautification on Saturday, November 21, 2015, was a big success.  Twenty-seven people joined the Mayor’s Clean Team at the train station for a town wide clean-up day from 10 am to 2 pm.  Supplies (black garbage bags and gloves) were furnished and Community Service credits were given.  The clean-up team traveled multiple assigned areas including Route 202, Claremont Road, Anderson Hill Road, and Mt. Airy Road.  They reconvened later at the train station with approximately 500 pounds of trash that had been tossed thoughtlessly onto the streets.

The Bernards Township Health Department has radon detection canisters for residents. To obtain a radon canister, residents should visit the Bernards Township Health Department at 262 South Finley Ave, Basking Ridge.  One kit per household is available at a reduced cost of $10 per kit.

Radon is a color-less, odorless, tasteless, gas that comes from the breakdown of naturally occurring uranium in soil and rock.  Radon gas moves up through the soil and finds its way into homes through cracks in the foundation and openings around pumps, pipes, and drains.  Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to radon may cause lung tissue damage in a way that can eventually lead to lung cancer.  Any home may have high levels of radon even if neighboring homes do not.  Testing your home is an easy method for detecting high radon levels, and homes with high levels can be mitigated.  The winter is the best time of year to test for radon since it is heating season and all windows and doors are closed.  Kits are available for use in single-family homes only.  No condo or townhouse buildings are permitted.  Each homeowner must come in person to obtain a canister.  For additional resources visit the Bernards Township Health Department website.

Residents of Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough can take advantage of this important opportunity to check the radon level in their home.

The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Easton Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township has tested positive for rabies.

On or about Nov. 6, a young child was leaving nursery school when she was attacked and scratched by a raccoon. 
Franklin Township Animal Control sent the raccoon to the public health laboratory at the New Jersey State Department of Health where rabies was confirmed. The child is undergoing preventative treatment for rabies. 

Franklin Township residents who see an animal acting strangely should call the Franklin Township Animal Shelter at (732) 873-2500, ext. 6255, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-2300, evenings and weekends.

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Bernardsville residents are invited once again to partner up with Back to Nature Home & Garden in Basking Ridge for the Holiday Tree Giveaway Program from November 27 to December 24, 2015, while supplies last. Children and families are invited to choose their Blue or Alberta Spruce, and decorate it with free lights, ornaments, and take part in holiday festivities at Santa’s Workshop. Then pledge to plant your tree in the spring and give back to nature.

Also, help Bernardsville win 100 trees by joining the Holiday Tree Giveaway Challenge! The town whose residents claim and pledge to plant the most trees will win 100 more for a public beautification project next spring!

The Holiday Tree Giveaway has become a tradition at Back to Nature Home & Garden. Last year, the garden center donated 3,000 free trees to local communities. This year, they are pledging to donate 5,000 live evergreens to local children and families. The Back to Nature Home & Garden Center is located at 3055 Valley Road, Basking Ridge - open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bernardsville Recreation is offering basketball programs for boys and girls. The programs have been grouped for Kindergarten through 1st Grade,  2nd Grade, 3rd through 4th Grade, and 5th through 8th Grade.

Registration is available now, and we encourage everyone to sign up quickly to ensure best placement for your child. Some program spaces will be limited. Registration forms for each group available below.

COACHES NEEDED:  The success of this program relies on volunteer coaches.  If you’re interested in helping your child’s team, please complete the coach’s portion of the registration.  ALL COACHES MUST BE CERTIFIED.  A copy must be on file in the Recreation Office prior to the start of the program.

When: Friday, December 4th, 2015
Time: Leaving 3:00 p.m. Sharp
Location: Bernardsville Pool Parking Lot
Show Time: 7:00 p.m. (returning immediately after the show) Orchestra Seats
Price: $89.00 Per Person (Includes Motor Coach Transportation)

Bring your entire family! Audiences of all ages will delight in this multifaceted spectacular including Santa flying high above the crowd, childhood dreams coming true in the Nutcracker and touched as the true meaning of Christmas is brought to life with the awe-inspiring Living Nativity, and the beautiful story of the first Christmas. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is an enduring Christmas tradition which has dazzled and inspired for over 75 years and continues to create memories that last a lifetime.


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