Thank you to all our Island Heights emergency responders, including Police, Fire, First Aid, Public Works and OEM for preparing for these weather events, staffing your departments, checking your equipment, responding to requests for assistance and protecting the residents of IH. And a special thanks to all our residents who helped keep our roads clear and secured their properties.

Please click to see the “Do Not Knock” registration mail-in form, which is for the purpose of prohibiting door to door canvassing or soliciting at your address. You may also submit the information with an online form.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reminding National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders, who filed a claim as a result of Hurricane Sandy, that FEMA has extended the deadline 30 days to register to have their claim files reviewed if they believe their claims were underpaid. FEMA set a new date, Oct. 15, 2015 as the last day for policyholders to register. Click HERE for more details and information.

Additionally, click HERE for the latest INFORMATION BULLETIN from FEMA.

Water/Sewer letter from Mayor Silver providing correct information on how much a water/sewer bill will increase with the adoption of Ordinance 2015.03.

Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission Questions & Answers Notice.


The Public Works Dept. will only be going around the town for one pick up although the calendar may indicate multiple days for example: Thursday and Friday. If they can complete the entire town on Thursday, then they will not be collecting on the second day. If they do not complete the Borough in one day, then the second day is to complete the unfinished portion of the Borough only. Public Works asks that you please put your leaves out prior to the first day of leaves being collected.

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The river front paver project in front of the pavilion is underway for anyone to purchase an engraved paver. Price is set at $99.00 per paver to include 2 lines at 13 characters per line which includes spaces. Click here for the paver order form. Installation will begin in the center around the compass rose and work its way outward. Borough offices are open Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Monies collected from this project will go toward our next paver project for the walkway to our post office.

Mayor & Council Newsletters posted for 2015

Mayor & Council Minutes posted for 2015

IH Planning Board Meeting Agenda Scheduled for October 14, 2015.

Mayor & Council Newsletter for Meeting Held 9/8/2015

Mayor & Council Minutes for Meeting Held 7/15/2015

2015 Single Stream Recycling & Garbarge Calendar and Single Stream Recycling Rules.

"Did You Know" A Summary of Borough Committees

Notice: Dog & Cat Licenses are to be renewed January 1 of each year. Proof of current rabies required, and spaying/neutering certificate to obtain $3.00 discount. Fee is $10.00 or $7.00 with proof of spayed/neutered. In addition, a late fee of $5.00 will be imposed February 1 and an additional $1.00 each month late thereafter.

Residents interested in serving on any Island Heights Committee, kindly complete the Citizen Leadership Form

Please Help Us Help You! If you or a loved one might need assistance in an emergency, please fill out the linked form and return it to the Island Heights Police Department

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Provide Guidance to Prevent Illness From Food and Water During Flooding and Hurricane Conditions

Notice: Beach Badges are available at a discount price at the borough hall until June 1st. 12 Years of Age and Older $15.00 Season, $5.00 Weekly and $3.00 Daily. Starting June 1st prices are: 12 Years of Age and Older $25.00 Season, $15.00 Weekly and $5.00 Daily.

Boat Ramp Permit/Keys are available to Residents for $50.00 and the Boat Ramp Commerical Fee is $500.00.

"Important Notice About the Mayor and Council Newsletter"

"2014 Adopted Budget" - LARGE FILE so may take a moment to load.

"2013 Annual Debt Statement"

"2013 Annual Financial Statement"

Island Heights Water Department - Source Water Assessment Summary

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, Island Heights Water Department, Report for the Year 2015, Results from the Year 2014

Island Heights Water Storage Tank Site Evaluation Study

Need Transportation Assistance: Call Ocean Ride (732) 736-8989 option 4 for reserve-a-ride for seniors and disabled.
For other Ocean County Senior Services call (732) 341-1000 extension 8460 or 8461

Island Heights Photo Album

Central Regional Dissolution Study in PDF format


As many of you probably already know, New Jersey has passed a new state-wide fertilizer law to protect its waterways from excessive nutrient inputs and the resulting environmental degradation.  The Borough of Island Heights encourages all homeowners to embrace this new law and help address the problems facing the Barnegat Bay by following its guidelines to the letter.

Remember, healthy soils = healthy lawns, so simple things like keeping soil compaction to a minimum, and a light raking in of compost in the spring and fall (with an additional seeding in the fall if necessary), will do wonders for your lawn without the need for any fertilizer at all.

NEW RULES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

  • Blackout Dates. (fertilizer cannot be applied:  Nov 15th – March 1st for consumers, & Dec 1st – March 1st for professionals);
  • Fertilizers must contain a minimum 20% Slow-Release Nitrogen with No Phosphorus. (Unless a soil test shows your lawn needs it or you’re trying to establish a new lawn).
Fertilizer manufacturers have been given until January 2013, to meet these content standards and to label their products accordingly.  In the meantime, consumers will have to make their own calculations (see “How Much Nitrogen” in the following link to the Barnegat Bay Beat newsletter article for an easy-to-use fertilizer calculator). 


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