Borough of Highlands, NJ
  40.40422oN by 73.990674oE

Public Notices
2017 Candidate Information (pdf)
2017 2018 Rabies Clinics (pdf)
June 30, 2017 Special Meeting Notice (pdf)
2017 Municipal Open Space Grant Meeting (pdf)
INTRO - O-17-12 (pdf)
ADOPT - O-17-11 (pdf)
17-100 - Adopting 2017 Municipal Budget -1(5) (pdf)
ADOPT - O-17-10 (pdf)
INTRO - O-17-11 (pdf)
ADOPT - O-17-08 (pdf)
ADOPT - O-17-07 (pdf)
ADOPT - O-17-01 (pdf)
INTRO - O-17-01 (pdf)
2017 Introduced Budget (pdf)
INTRO - O-17-08 (pdf)
INTRO - O-17-07 (pdf)
Advertisement Budget 2017 (pdf)
2016 Annual Financial Statement (pdf)
Notice of Adoption Highlands - O-17-04 (pdf)
Notice of Adoption -O-17-05 (pdf)
Special Meeting March 20 (pdf)
O-17-05 - Notice of Introduction (pdf)
O-17-04 - Notice of Introduction (pdf)
Notice of Adoption - ORD 17-03 - Various Cap. Improvs (pdf)
Notice of Adoption - O-17-02 (pdf)
O-17-03 Capital Ordinance - Various Cap. Improvs. - 1_2017 - Highlands-c (pdf)
O-17-02 - Green Team Advisory Committee (pdf)
Legal Notice of Initiation of Declaratory Judgment Action (pdf)
Archived Public Notices

Tide Tables

Borough of Highlands, NJ

42 Shore Drive, Highlands, NJ 07732

Administrative Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Phone 732-872-1224

Building Dept. Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 4:30pm to 7:30pm Phone 732-872-1515 x210

Recyclying for Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Due to the impending storm.
Recycling from zones 1 & 3 will be collected on Saturday, March 24th instead.

News & Announcements

No Parking on Parade Day 3-24-18
1:30pm to 3:00pm - Bay Avenue [ between South Ramp and Huddy Ave]

12:00pm to 3:00pm - Bay Avenue [between Central Ave and Huddy Ave]

12:00pm to 3:00pm - Waterwitch Ave [between Shore Drive and Bay Ave]

12:00pm to 3:00pm - Shore Drive [wet side only – Huddy Park to Seastreak]

Posted 3-22-18 Bay St Road Work
Bay Street Road Work: No work until Monday 3-26-18. Contractor will be installing new curb and sidewalk northern end of Bay Street near Woodland Intersection, weather permitting
Made in Monmouth
Products made in Monmouth County will be on display and for sale on April 14, 2018, 10am-4pm, OceanFirst Bank Center and Monmouth University, West Long Branch. Free admission and parking!
ROAD WORK Along Twin Lights, Bay Street and North Peak (pdf)
3-16-18 Notice of road work along Twin Lights, Bay Street and North Peak
Paper Shredding Event (pdf)
Saturday, April 28th, 9am-1pm, 42 Shore Drive. No cost to the public.
NJAW Flushing Schedule (pdf)
Water main flushing begins this week and continues through the fall.
JCP&L Safety Tips
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has activated its storm restoration plan, opened its Emergency Command Center, initiated the Incident Command System and is responding to widely scattered power outages as a result of today’s storm.
Easter Egg Hunt & Candy Bingo (pdf)
Sunday, March 18, 1:00pm start (weather permitting) at the Community Center Beach. Rain date: March 25th.
Assistance Programs Available for JCP&L customers (pdf)
As the cold weather continues, financial assistance programs are available for JCP&L customers who need help with winter heating bills. Click "more" for additional information.
Parks Seasonal Jobs (pdf)
The New Jersey State Park Service is seeking applicants for hundreds of peak-season jobs at parks, forests, recreation areas and historic sites throughout the state, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today. Please click 'more' for more information.
In the event you experience a power outage please contact JCP&L by telephone at 1-888-LIGHTSS (544-4877) or go to their website at: . It is important for every customer affected to call and report their outage even if you believe your neighbor has already done so.
FEMA Letter to Highlands (pdf)
12-22-17 The Borough received the Final Letter of Determination from FEMA that we have been diligently pursuing! The issue date of this letter is December 20, 2017 and has started the six month window of working with the State to formally adopt the maps. The new Flood Maps will be effective June 20, 2018 and will replace the current 2009 Effective Maps. Downtown properties are going to an AE Zone (some 11’ and some 12’) with the exception of the houses that front along Marine Place. They will remain in the V Zone.
Low Income Energy Assistance (pdf)
JCP&L and Affordable Housing Alliance Hold Walk-In Events for Low Income Home Energy Assistance and PAGE Applicants
Wanted - Board, Commission and Committee Members
Your input and recommendations are important. Become a member of a Board, Committee or Commission. Just fill out the Citizen Leadership Form here: or go to the Borough Office and complete a paper form.

We have openings in: Land Use Board, Housing Authority, Recreation Committee, Open Space Committee, Communications Committee, Shade Tree Commission, Environmental Commission, Green Team

How to customize Nixle (pdf)
Please click 'More' to see how to customize your Nixle Alert preferences. If you have not yet signed up for Nixle, just text 07732 to 888777 or go to
Seasonal Employment
The Borough of Highlands is now accepting applications for seasonal employment as snow laborers. Applications are available at the Highlands Borough Hall, 42 Shore Drive, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Volunteer Hours Reimbursement
10/29/17 On this 5 year anniversary of Sandy, the Borough is pleased to announce FEMA has approved a reimbursement for volunteer hours during and after the storm in the amount of approx. $66,000. These funds will go into the storm trust fund.
Asset Mapping Flyer v7.26.17-2 (pdf)
The Department of Environmental Protection and officials in the Two Rivers region of northeastern Monmouth County are encouraging the public to identify buildings and other facilities in their communities that should be part of focused flood-resiliency planning efforts. Please see the flyer attached.
Brush, Bulk and Garbage Pick-Up
Please note NEW DPW Yard Hours are: Monday & Thursday 1:30-5:30 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30am to 2:30pm, Saturday 8am to 1pm. If you are unsure of your Zone, please call 732-872-1224 x0 or click here Know Your Zone
Transportation for our Veterans (pdf)
The Monmouth County Division of Transportation provides service to the Tinton Falls VA Clinic. Appointments must be scheduled 7 days in advance. There is no charge for this service. Please click "more" for schedule for Brick, East Orange, Lyons.

Borough Reports
Army Corps
Adopted Zoning Map (pdf)
Bicycle Plan June 2011 (pdf)
Capital Improvement Program for 2017 (pdf)
Highlands Design Manual (pdf)
Highlands Housing Element and Fair Share Plan (pdf)
Highlands Studio Presentation - Final (pdf)
Land Use Plan Amendment (pdf)
Master Plan
Master Plan Re-Examination Report 12-27-16 FINAL (pdf)
Recreation and Open Space Plan (pdf)
Stamped Concrete Care Manual (pdf)
Storm Water Management Plan (pdf)
Strategic Recovery Planning Report Presentation (pdf)
Strategic Recovery Planning Report (pdf)
USGS Preliminary Landslide Report12-6-16 (pdf)

Community Calendar
Sat Mar 24
HBP 16th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, 2pm Bay Avenue
Tue Mar 27
7:00pm Green Team, Community Center
Fri Mar 30
Borough Offices Closed
Tue Apr 3
7:00pm Communications Meeting, Community Center
Wed Apr 4
8:00pm Mayor and Council Meeting, Community Center