Welcome to the official website for the Municipal
Government of the Township of Bethlehem

Proudly serving the residents of Bethlehem since 1730.


2014 ADOPTED Budget

The attached budget was adopted at the Township meeting held April 3, 2014.

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Municipal Vacancies

Chief Municipal Finance Officer and Violations Clerk positions available.

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Township Clean-Up Day - 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00am to 3:00pm.

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Snow and Ice Removal

Please see the attached letter from the Township Zoning Official regarding snow and ice removal regulations.

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Hunterdon County 300th Celebration Posters

Hunterdon County 300th Celebration Posters - A Year's Worth of Celebrations - is available at the Municipal Building. Please stop by to get your free copy during normal business hours.

Bethlehem Township Planning Board Volunteer Members Needed

The Planning Board presently has 3 vacant positions. Mayoral appointments are needed to fill the Alternate #1, Alternate #2 and Alternate #4 positions. Please contact Christine Dispenza, Municipal Clerk, on 908-735-4107, ext. 101, to obtain an application.

Cub Scouting

Cub Scout Pack 191 is the local Cub Scout organization for Bethlehem Township and Hampton Schools. We have been serving the youth of the area for 45 years. We welcome all first thru fifth grade boys to come join us for a great year of activities and camping opportunities. Please contact Charlie Jackson, Charliejackson@comcast.net or 908-901-1294, if you would like further information on Cub Scouting.

Bethlehem Township Environmental Commission Volunteer Members Needed

The Environmental Commission presently has two vacant positions. Mayoral appointments are needed to fill the Alternate #1 and Alternate #2 positions. Please contact Chairperson Eric Sween at 908-730-7657 for details.

Electronic Recycling

Bethlehem Township will NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING electronics as of May 30, 2013. Please do not leave any electronic recycling in the DPW yard. Violators will be fined.

Property Tax Payments

Effective January 1, 2013 residents of Bethlehem Township now have the option of making their current property tax payments at PNC Bank, the Bloomsbury branch only, located at 155 Main Street. The bank can only accept payments that are accompanied with the tax stub from the residentís tax bill.

Critical Care Form

The Critical Customer Care Program helps customers prepare for planned and unplanned power outages for whom a service interruption could be immediately life threatening or would make operation of necessary medical or life supporting equipment impossible or impractical.

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Change in Recycling Process

The Township has switched over the DPW yard from the previous recycling service. The present recycling process allows clear and colored glass bottles and jars, tin cans, aluminum cans and plastics 1 through 7 to be comingled. Please note that at the Township DPW Yard we do not have the capacity to accept large plastic items. We ask that items from bucket size on up be taken to the Petticoat Lane recycling facility in Annandale for recycling.

The recycling of junk mail and magazines, newspapers that are bundled and cross-tied, fiber products and cardboard, household dry cell batteries and auto batteries remains the same.

A scrap steel bin for washing machines, dryers, sheet metal, etc. is available to Township residents all year long during normal recycling hours.

An electronics container is available for Township residents to recycle just about anything that has a cord, such as irons, telephones, radios, toasters, TVs, computers and so forth. This recycling is available all year long during normal recycling hours as well.

The Township does not recycle plastic bags. For information on where to recycle them log on to PlasticBagRecycling.org.

Town Events

Bethlehem Township is a small rural community in northwestern New Jersey. Bethlehem Township, which means "House of Bread," was settled in the 1720s by German, Dutch, English, and Irish immigrants. The Township's municipal government dates back to 1730. The Township Committee has been representing the Township's citizens since its creation in 1763. Today, Bethlehem Township is 21.38 square miles and has a population of 3,993 people.

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