Borough of Highlands, NJ
  40.40422oN by 73.990674oW



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
DPW Yard Hours: Mon & Thurs 1:30-5:30 pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 10:30am-2:30pm, Sat 8am-1pm
Land Use Board Hours:   Thursdays  4:30 - 7:30 pm Phone: 732-872-1224 x221 

REMEMBER your Bulk MUST be at the curb the night before
If it's not there during early morning pick up hours, it will not be picked up later in the day.

News & Announcements

Highlands Parking Improvements
Kids on the Move
FREE Disaster Preparedness Training (pdf)
Call for Photos
The Communications Committee is working on the 2019 Borough Calendar. We are once again asking for locals to submit your favorite pictures of Highlands. The photos will be chosen by the committee and all photographers will be given credit on the calendar. Please do not include phots of people without that person's written consent. Photos of group gatherings from afar are fine. You can submit via dropbox until 9/30/18 here:
Monmouth County Health Commission 2018 Flu Clinics
Monmouth County's Road Restoration Program
Highlands Day!
Music in the Parks
State of New Jersey Mandated Recycling & Recycling Enforcement (pdf)
Improvements to Portland Road, Hillside Avenue, Thompson Street, Oceanview Avenue, and Riker Street
Monmouth County Resident's Recycling Guide (pdf)
Health Department Newsletter (pdf)
Please review the June newsletter from Monmouth County Regional Health Commission. Stay safe this summer and always.
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.
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
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 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.

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Borough Reports
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
Tue Sep 25
7:00pm Green Team, Community Center
Thu Sep 27
7:00pm Historical Society Meeting, Community Center
Fri Sep 28
7:00pm Teen Night, Community Center
Sat Sep 29
3:00 PM Highlands Day
Farmer's Market
Tue Oct 2
7:00pm Communications Meeting, Community Center
Wed Oct 3
6:30pm Mayor and Council Workshop Meeting, Community Center
8:00pm Mayor and Council Public Session, Community Center
Thu Oct 4
7:30pm Open Space Meeting, Community Center
Sat Oct 6
Farmer's Market
Mon Oct 8
7:30pm HBAC Camera Club, Community Center
Tue Oct 9
7:30pm Garden Club, Community Center