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Municipal Clerk

The Municipal Clerk has responsibilities required by New Jersey State Statutes which include acting as the Secretary to the Governing Body, Custodian of Records, administering local elections, and issuing licenses and permits. Residents may seek guidance from the Office of the Clerk for various services.

The Clerk’s office organizes, runs, and reports the results of the School Board, Primary and General Elections for the Borough of Highlands.


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Animal License
Bingo License
Liquor License
Mercantile License
Raffle License

Click here to request for public records online.
Submitting your request online allows for more transparency, fastest and most efficient response time, and enable tracking of our process.
To submit request in hard copy, click here to download form.

Open Public Records Act (OPRA) N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1
The State of New Jersey enacted the Open Public Records Act which allows access to records deemed to be Government Records. The definition of a government records can be found under C.47:1A-1.1 Definitions on the State of New Jersey Government Records Council website.

The Clerk maintains the archival records for the Borough of Highlands.



All Marriage License applications are by appointment only Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please email the Registrar Donna Conrad to make an appointment.

Certified Copy of Vital Record
Marriage/Civil Union License, NJ Dept. of Health
Marriage/Civil Union License Instructions
Getting Married in New Jersey – What You Need to Know

PARKING PERMITS –Currently, parking permits are not required and parking is free Borough-wide. Please check back to get the latest parking info.

200-ft Certified Clerk’s List
Animal License
Certified Copy of Vital Record
Government Records Request Form (OPRA)
Marriage/Civil Union License, NJ Dept. of Health
Marriage/Civil Union License Instructions
Mercantile License
Solicitor’s Permit
Temporary Road Closure Application
Voter Registration