Septic, Soil Tests, Wells

To obtain a permit to build or alter a septic system, drill a well, or conduct a soil perc test within Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, or Peapack and Gladstone Borough you must:

Complete the corresponding permit application and submit it with the appropriate fee (see Environmental Fee Schedule) to the address on the application:

Septic System Permit Application

Well Permit Application

Soil Perc Test Permit Application

Three (3) sets of septic plans must be submitted with the application and fee in order to conduct a review of plans.

To obtain a permit to build or alter a septic system, drill a well, or conduct a soil perc test within Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Mendham Township contact your local Board of Health to obtain a permit application and fee chart for the corresponding town.

For inspections of all new or altered septic systems or wells in ALL seven contractual municipalities, including Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough:

  • Schedule field inspections by phoning: 908-204-3071
  • All inspections must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance
  • Fees must be paid prior to any inspection

The Bernards Township Health Department is a Contractual Health Agency serving: Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough,
Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Peapack and Gladstone Borough.