Borough of Highlands, NJ
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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

News & Announcements

NJAW Flushing Schedule (pdf)
This is an important message from New Jersey American Water. New Jersey American Water will begin routine flushing of the water distribution system in your area May 21st and June 1st between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to ensure that you continue to receive high-quality water service. Flushing also allows us to monitor and maintain fire hydrants. When crews are working in your area, you may notice reduced pressure or discolored water. If your water is discolored, let it run until it runs clear before using. This should only take a few minutes.
HPD Meet & Greet (pdf)
Residents, business owners and friends, pleased join us as we introduce the men and women of the Highlands Police Department. Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00 PM, Community Center. Light refreshments will be served.
Highlands 3rd Annual Bonfire (pdf)
Friday, June 1st 6:00 pm, Snug Harbor Beach. Click "more" for further information.
HPD Part Time Police Communications Operators (pdf)
Part Time Opportunity - Highlands Police Department
Summer Kidfest 2018 (pdf)
July 9th to August 17, 8:30am - 2:30pm. For children ages 6 to 14. Registration begins April 30th at the Community Center. Click "more" for further information.
Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale (pdf)
Saturday, June 2nd, 9am-3pm. (Rain Date: Sunday, June 3rd). Each participant must register at pay at the Borough Hall by May 25th. Fee: $5. Please click "more" for further information.
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.

Borough Reports
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
Thu May 24
12:30pm Caterpillar Club, Community Center
7:00pm Historical Society, Community Center
Sat May 26
11:00am Memorial Day Parade, Starting at Huddy Park
Sun May 27
HBP 18th Annual Seaport Craft Show, Huddy Park 10am - 5pm
Mon May 28
Borough Offices Closed
Tue May 29
10:00am Caterpillar Club, Community Center
Wed May 30
7:00pm HPD Meet & Greet, Community Center
Thu May 31
12:30pm Caterpillar Club, Community Center
Fri Jun 1
6:00pm Bonfire on the Beach, Snug Harbor Beach
Sat Jun 2
Flyer Town Wide Yard Sale
9:00am Town Wide Yard Sale
Tue Jun 5
10:00am Caterpillar Club, Community Center
7:00pm Communications Meeting, Community Center
Wed Jun 6
6:30pm Mayor and Council Workshop Meeting, Community Center
8:00pm Mayor and Council Public Session, Community Center