Borough of Highlands, NJ
  40.40422oN by 73.990674oE

Public Notices
Public Notice for Non-Fair Open - Res 18-091 Branins (pdf)
Public Notice - Monmouth Cty Mosquito Commission Information (pdf)
Public Notice of Ordinance 18-10 Intro (pdf)
Public Notice of Ordinance 18-08 Intro (pdf)
Public Notice of Non-Fair Open - Res 18-093 Heyer Gruel Assoc (pdf)
Public Notice for Ordinance 18-09 Intro (pdf)
Public Notice for Non-Fair Open - Res 18-089 CME Assoc (pdf)
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

DPW Yard Hours: Mon & Thurs 1:30-5:30 pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 10:30am-2:30pm, Sat 8am-1pm.

News & Announcements

Earth Day 4-21-18
Register for Earth Day events here. Park and beach clean-ups, HFD touch-a-truck, kids activities and more! Vet's Park starting at 9am.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Back-up Operator (pdf)
Borough of Highlands Wastewater Treatment Plant is seeking a qualified Backup Operator Minimum of C-2, S-2 State of New Jersey Operator’s License in good standing. Click "more" for further information.
Land Use Board is looking to appoint an experienced Land Use Board Secretary
Experienced secretary to record the Land Use Board meetings. Main Tasks are attend all monthly meetings for the purpose of preparing agendas and taking, transcribing, distributing, and revising comprehensive meeting minutes. The Board every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Thursday night hours to accept paperwork. Experience is a requirement. Stipend not to exceed $7,000 yearly pro-rated. Please email Resume to the Borough Administrator and it will be forwarded to the Land Use Board for consideration.
Now Accepting Applications for Part Time Seasonal Positions (pdf)
The Borough of Highlands Recreation Department is now accepting applications for Part Time Seasonal Positions. Applications are available at the Borough Hall or online at, under Recreation Department. Application deadline is April 27, 2018.
Free Trees
Free tree seedlings will be available to residents of various towns in the month of April or May as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. ​This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Super storm Sandy.

Residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at the location ​and time designated Seedlings, available on a first come, first served basis, ​also come with instructions on how to store, care for, and plant them. The guides help residents choose the right place on a property to plant a tree while keeping in mind the tree's full-grown size in the future. Residents should plant the seedlings within two days after pick-up in order to prevent the roots from drying out.

The goal of the Tree Recovery Campaign is to distribute over 500,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over the course of the next five years. It is a joint effort between New Jersey State Forest Service, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, Arbor Day Foundation, Brothers International, BJ's Wholesale Club, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, and FedEx.

When properly planted and maintained, trees can be assets to a community. They improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood or business district, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.


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 in Highlands begins 10-15-18 and finishes 11-09-18
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
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 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
Thu Apr 19
1:30pm Caterpillar Club, Community Center
Fri Apr 20
10:00am Adult Health Fair and Free Screenings, Ptak Towers 215 Shore Drive
Sat Apr 21
9:00am Pride in Highlands Earth Day - Community Clean-Up, Veterans Park
9:00am Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps, Snug Harbor Beach and Popamora Point
Tue Apr 24
10:00am Caterpillar Club, Community Center
7:00pm Green Team, Community Center
Thu Apr 26
1:30pm Caterpillar Club, Community Center
7:00pm Historical Society, Community Center
Fri Apr 27
7:00pm Teen Night, Community Center
Sat Apr 28
9:00am Paper Shredding Event, 42 Shore Drive
Tue May 1
7:00pm Communications Meeting, Community Center
Wed May 2
6:00pm Mayor and Council Workshop Meeting, Community Center
8:00pm Mayor and Council Public Session, Community Center
Thu May 3
7:30pm Open Space Meeting, Community Center