May Planning Board Meeting - The Planning Board's May 27th meeting will be virtual via teleconference. Dial in (929) 205-6099 meeting number is 825 5844 5934. See announcement for full details.
NJ Primary Election Date Change - NJ Primary Election date has been changed from June to July 7th.
Vote by Mail Application - Unless delivering in person, Vote by Mail Application must be received by the county clerk 7 days prior to any election. See included instructions for details.
Adopted Fiscal Year 2020 Budget - The FY 2020 budget was adopted at the May 4, 2020 commissioners' meeting.
Township Parks Closed - Per CDC recommendation, township parks will be closed until further notice.
Court & Township Offices Closed - Please take notice - that due to the National medical crisis Township and Court offices will be closed to the public. Employees will still be working & able to take phone calls, accept payments and correspondence via the drop off box located at the front door by the Tax office. For your financial security please pay by check or money order when using the drop box. Online payments is always an option. Any questions, please call (609) 296-3337 and select the appropriate extension.
Township to Receive Additional Open Space Funds - Governor Murphy’s 2021 fiscal year spending plan calls for the restoration of some of the municipal aid awarded to towns with large amounts of state- and nonprofit preserved land. Bass River should receive $240,737, amounting to an $80,246 increase. For additional information read the Burlington County Times story.
Township Owned Real Estate for Sale - The township is accepting bids for Township owned properties. For listing and further details go to the Property Listing page.
2019 - 2020 Property Tax - Residents can query and pay their property taxes online at
Bass River Township Drop Off Box - Bass River Township has a drop off box for payments and correspondence. The box is located by the Tax Office door at the municipal building.
Call Before You Dig - AC Electric is reminding customers and contractors to call 811 and have utility lines marked before digging. Policy, procedures, and contact information for AC Electric and NJ Gas can be viewed HERE.
New Burlington County Recycle Flyer - A new Spring 2020 Burlington County Recycling flyer has been posted which includes guidance and shredder dates.
2nd Quarter Property Tax Extension - Please be advised the 2020 second quarter property tax installment grace period is May 11, 2020. The governor gave the option to extend the grace period, however, Bass River is not exempt from paying the county and school installment that are due May 15th, 2020. This date was not extended by the county and school. In order to meet the obligation the Township needs to keep the grace period as originally issued.
2017 Homestead Benefit Program Announcement - Because the COVID-19 pandemic is anticipated to negatively impact the State economy, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury has frozen a portion of spending in order to ensure the State can meet its emergency and statutorily required obligations. Regrettably, this includes freezing funding to support the 2017 Homestead Benefit program. As a result, any credits intended to be applied to the May 1st property tax bills can no longer be supported by the State at this time. This includes checks or direct deposit to homeowners who previously sold their home, or owners of continuing care and co-op facilities. We empathize with homeowners who depend on these credits, but these proactive steps are necessary at this time. Please continue to check Taxation's website and Treasury’s homepage for updated information.
Information from Burlington County Census Coordinator - Tammi Bathke, the Burlington County 2020 Census Outreach Coordinator, want to remind everyone that it’s so important that residents fill out their census questionnaire because that is what drives federal funds into our municipalities. The census is safe, easy and important. Residents can fill out their questionnaire on-line, by phone or they can fill out the paper questionnaire that was mailed to their home. Wrightstown is reporting at 39.6% as of May 4th and the average response in Burlington County is 66.2%. The following are links to fill out the census on-line or by phone:
NJ Natural Gas Energy Assistance - There are a number of programs to provide NJ residents financial assistance with paying their energy bills. See the NJ Gas message for details
Burlington County Business Working Capital Loans- The Burlington County Freeholder Board will provide working capital loans to eligible businesses struggling as a result of the Corona virus Disease outbreak. See the press release for details. The loan application for applying.
Burlington County Survey - Burlington County is conducting a families with children needs assessment survey. See the survey notice for details and a link to take the survey. .
NJ Natural Gas COVID-19 and Bill Assistance Program - See NJNG message about COVID-19 precautions and payment assistance.
COVID-19 Guidance & Helpful Numbers - See COVID-19 bulletin for guidance from MEL Institute. Meals on Wheels is still operating call 609-702-7053. County Emergency Management website available at: http://co.burlington.nj.us/209/Emergency-Management
The State COVID-19 Information Hub contains useful data, testing sites, and State updates associated with the COVID-19 crisis.
The Burlington County Health Department website contains health related services and a link to COVID-19 information including where and how to get virus testing.
Court, Parks, and Township Offices Closed