Borough of Highlands, NJ
  40.40422oN by 73.990674oW

Public Notices
Public Hearing Notice Borough of Highlands Ordinance 0 19 21 (pdf)
Public Hearing Notice Borough of Highlands Ordinance 0 19 20 (pdf)
Public Hearing Notice Borough of Highlands Ordinance 0 19 19 (pdf)
Cable Franchise Notice of Hearing for 11 13 19 (pdf)
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (pdf)
Short Term Rental Application 2019 (pdf)
MCRHC Health Officer Press Release - Measles
Monmouth County Social Services Child Care Resources (pdf)
Shadow Lawn Redevelopment Plan (pdf)
Captains Cove Redevelopment Plan (pdf)
Oct. 25 19-091 NJ 15776 SBA Offers Disaster Assistance for NJ (pdf)
NJ_15776_US SBA Fact Sheet - Disaster Loans (pdf)
Archived Public Notices

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The Official Site of the 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: Wednesday 2:00 pm-4:00pm *See their page for more information*
DPW Yard Hours: Tuesday 8:00am-2pm, Thursday 11:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 7:00am-3:30pm
Land Use Board Hours:  Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm & Thur 8:30 am - 6:00 pm 


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News & Announcements

Townhall Meeting 2019 (pdf)
Please review the documents presented at the Townhall meeting on September 25, 2019.
November Leaf pick up
There will be leaf pick-up in November according to zone.
Highlands calendar photo request
HIGHLANDS 2020 CALENDAR - Photo submissions Next year's calendar is in the works. If you have photos you've taken in town that you would like to be considered for use in the calendar, please submit them using the guidelines below to

GUIDELINES - Photos must be received by December 15th to be considered - Must be at least 300ppi - we cannot use low resolution images - Do not include watermarks - Must include your full name in the file name - By submitting to the folder, you are granting the Borough permission to print your photo(s) in the 2020 calendar - Images that are selected will be attributed to the photographer on each month's page.

Job Opportunity - Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer (pdf)
Click below for application.
Business & Commercial Financing Available through NJEDA
Applications Now Live for NJEDA Community Development Financing Institution Programs.
VFW grade 6 - 8 Patriot's Pen Entry Form 2019-2020 (pdf)
VFW grade 9 12 Voice of Democracy 2019-2020 Entry form (pdf)
Milling and Paving of Miller Street and Shore Drive (pdf)
POSTPONED until the week of October 7, 2019!
On or about Friday, September 27, 2019 there will be milling and paving of Miller Street and Shore Drive. Do not leave any unattended cars.
Vote Early, Vote by Mail 2019 (pdf)
Early voting is now available! Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is reminding residents that early voting is possible in Monmouth County!
Kids on the Move 2019-2020
Cornwell & St John Sts. Sanitary & Storm Sewer Replacement
Board of Education Vacancy (pdf)
The Henry Hudson Regional Board of Education is seeking a qualified canidate who resides in the Borough of Highlands for membership to the board to fill a vacant seat. The term will run until December 31, 2019.
NJAW Water is Safe to Drink (pdf)
New Jersey American Water wants customers to know their water is safe to drink. All the company’s water systems meet or surpass all water quality standards, including those set for lead.
Change in Construction Secretary Office Hours
Effective Wednesday, August 28th, 2019: Building Secretary office hours are on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Road Closure Notice
Waterwitch Avenue between Shore Drive and Linden Avenue will be closed Friday (Aug 16th) at 9am. The road will reopen the end of the day.
Fall Sports Programs (pdf)
Register now for Fall Sports!
Mayor O'Neil Interview on Shared Service Agreements
Route 36 (at Miller Street) Bus Stop Update
National Hurricane Preparedness
Atlantic Coast Recycling Quality and Moisture issues (pdf)
Immunization Services for Children & Adults (pdf)
State of New Jersey Mandated Recycling & Recycling Enforcement (pdf)
Monmouth County Resident's Recycling Guide (pdf)
Reporting Power Outages
Reporting Power Outages 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:
Reporting Pot Holes & Dead Deer
Highlands Borough cannot fix potholes located on state and county roads and they must be reported to the governmental agency responsible for the road. For State highways please visit Dead deer on State highways can also be reported to this website. For potholes on County roads please call the Monmouth County Pothole Hotline at 732-431-6550.
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
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.
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.
NJHMFA's Foreclosure Mediation Assistance Program

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Borough Reports
Highlands Borough Audit 2018
2018 HFD Year End Review Report (pdf)
Shadow Lawn Revelopment Final Revised Plan (pdf)
Captains Cove Redevelopment Plan (pdf)
2018 Open Space Application (pdf)
2017 Highlands Audit (pdf)
Adopted Zoning Map May 2018 (pdf)
Army Corps
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)
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan 2018 (pdf)
Strategic Recovery Planning Report Presentation (pdf)
Strategic Recovery Planning Report (pdf)
USGS Preliminary Landslide Report12-6-16 (pdf)

Community Calendar
Wed Oct 30
7:30pm Open Space Meeting
Tue Nov 5
7:00 PM Communications Mtg
Wed Nov 6
6:30 PM Council Workshop