Fire Truck Acquisition and Municipal Building Repairs - The introduction of Ordinance 2021-08, authorizing the purchase of a fire truck and repairs to the municipal building via bond issuance, took place at the November 1st Commissioner's Meeting. It will be considered for final passage after public review at the December 6th Commissioner's Meeting.
Open Space PILOT Funding - Eight Pineland towns (including Bass River) to receive Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) funding. For details, read the Pine Barrens Tribune article.
AMHSA’s National Helpline - SAMHSA’s National Helpline 1-800-662-4357 is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. See their website for additional information.
Mortgage and Utility Assistance - Burlington County is offering up to 6 months of mortgage and / or utility assistance. There are residency and income restrictions. See the flyer for program details.
Clearly Display House Numbers - Attention all residents of Bass River Township: We are asking you to please display house numbers that are easily seen from the roadway and to keep a clear path to your property entrance (s). This also applies to Trailer Parks, Campgrounds and all other businesses. Doing this will help our First Responders – EMS, Fire Department and Police and Emergency Management - have quick and easy access to your property in case of Emergency --Thank you.
FEMA Stream and Shoreline Stabilization PEA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has produced a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) Stream and Shoreline Stabilization in NY and NJ for public review and comment. The public notice contains the purpose for this PEA, a link to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management’s website and instructions for how to register comments regarding this PEA with FEMA.
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.
Leaf Disposal - The township will be accepting bagged leaves at the Convenience Center. Leaves that are not bagged should be taken to Burlington County Resource Center in Columbus, NJ.
Spotted Laternfly - Help stomp out the Spotted Lanternfly. The insect is an excellent hitchhiker. Inspect your vehicles, trailers, or any outdoor items before you move around. If you see a Spotted Lanternfly crush nymphs and adult insects. Scrape egg masses into a plastic bag and place in trash. Do not panic, Spotted Lanternfly will NOT sting or bite. Report sightings to NJ Dept. of Agriculture or for more details go to https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/pests-diseases/spotted-lanternfly/ or Spotted Laternfly flyer.
Property Tax Online - Residents can query and pay their property taxes online at
2021 - 2022 Convenience Center Sticker - A new sticker application has been posted for the years 2021 - 2022. The completed application can be taken or mailed to the township building.
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.
2020 Financial Audit - The firm of Holt, McNally, and Associates has completed the township financial audit for the year ending December 31, 2020. See report and financial statement for details.
Senior Services - The County and State offer many services for seniors. To learn more visit the Senior Services page.
COVID Related Services - COVID related health and financial assistance services can be found on the COVID Related Page.
Utility Notices and Financial Assistance - NJ Gas and Atlantic Electric notices and financial assistance programs can be found on the Utility Notice Page.
Storm and Disaster Info - Storm and disaster related information can be found on the Storm and Natural Disaster Information page
Break Down Recyclables - The township is asking everyone to flatten and fold recyclables. Don't let us look like the pictures in this flyer.
Call Before You Dig - Remember 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.
Municipal Court is Open - The municipal court is open to public for payments and questions. There is limited in person court sessions. The court also supports optional "Virtual Court" sessions. Please call the court at 609-296-1410 regarding in person court sessions and / or visit the court page for COVID-19 procedures or to access the virtual court registration form. .