Bass River Township is governed by a Commission Form of Government. Voters elect three (3) Commissioners. At-large, nonpartisan, every 4 years. The Mayor is elected by the Board of Commissioner at reorganization for a 4-year term. The Mayor presides over Board of Commissioners.
This three-member governing body is empowered to enact local ordinances, to levy municipal taxes and conduct the affairs of our community. Each Commissioner acts as department head with no single chief executive. In almost all cases, it can review and approve the actions of other Bass River Township committees and agencies. The Board of Commissioners conducts all of its business during monthly meetings open to the public.
All Legislative powers of the Township are exercised by the Board of Commissioners. These powers can take the form of a resolution, ordinance or proclamation.
Due to the National medical crisis- Township and Court offices will be closed to the public. Employees will still be working and 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 if using the drop box, or online payment is always an option.
In addition, per CDC recommendation, township parks will be closed until further notice.
Any questions, please call (609) 296-3337 and select the appropriate extension.