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
Land Use Board Hours:   Thursdays  4:30 - 7:30 pm Phone: 732-872-1224 x221 


We would like to thank the Highlands Garden Club for doing such an amazing job at Veterans Park! We really appreciate your hard work and dedication.



News & Announcements

Health Department Newsletter.PDF (pdf)
Please review the June newsletter from Monmouth County Regional Health Commission. Stay safe this summer and always.
Lunch Break Spring into Summer Food Stock-Up (pdf)
Food & Fund Drive at the 7th Annual Taste of Highlands, Saturday, June 23, 10am-2pm, Huddy & Veterans Park. Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation, and neither does Lunch Break.
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.
Summer Kidfest 2018 (pdf)
July 9th to August 17th, 8:30am-2:30pm. For children 6 to 14. Deadline is June 15th (late fees will be charged up until July 2nd). Please click "more" for further information.
Summer Concert Series (pdf)
Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Bring your chairs and blankets to sit on.
Lifeguards will be on duty for the season starting 6-16-18
At the Community Center and Miller Street beaches.
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.
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
Tue Jun 19
10:00am Caterpillar Club, Community Center
7:00pm Shade Tree Meeting, Community Center
7:30pm Recreation Committee Meeting, Community Center
Wed Jun 20
8:00pm Mayor and Council Meeting, Community Center
Thu Jun 21
12:30pm Caterpillar Club, Community Center
Sat Jun 23
HBP 7th Annual Taste of Highlands, 12noon - 6pm
Tue Jun 26
7:00pm Green Team, Community Center
Thu Jun 28
7:00pm Historical Society
Fri Jun 29
7:00pm High School Teen Night, Community Center
Sat Jun 30
10:00am HBP Seaport Craft Show, Huddy Park