Mailing paper newsletters will be discontinued after April 1, 2017. Click HERE for information about how to obtain an electronic newsletter or to submit a request form to apply for a paper copy due to a hardship.

Notice: Beach and Recreational Badges are available at a discount price through May 31st.

IH Town Wide Yard Sale coming June 17th!


IH Borough Building Code Requires the PROPER DISPLAY OF HOUSE NUMBERS.

Visit the Small Business Association website for Disaster Loans.

Questions? Contact

Click HERE for the: Small Business Association Fact Sheet for Disaster Loans.

Click HERE for the: Small Business Association flyer for information on BUSINESSES needing NJ State help after Hurricane Sandy.

Click HERE for the: Small Business Association flyer for information on HOMES needing NJ State help after Hurricane Sandy.

The Borough of Island Heights has changed it's weekly single stream recycling pick up to bi-monthly. Recyclables will be picked up the first and third Wednesday of every month. Weekly pick-up will resume for the summer months; from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

When taking recyclables to the curb please place them in a can with a tight fitting lid. This will prevent recyclables from being blown about town during high winds and inclement weather.

The 2017 Garbage/Recycling Calendar is available at the Island Height's town hall, post office, and by clicking on the following links: 2017 Single Stream Recycling & Garbarge Calendar and Single Stream Recycling Rules.

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.

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.

Click HERE for the: FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Transformation Task Force Update.

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 2017

Mayor & Council Minutes posted for 2017

Mayor & Council Meeting Agenda Scheduled for 4/11/2017

Mayor & Council Newsletter from Meeting Held on 3/28/2017

Mayor & Council Minutes from Meeting Held on 3/20/2017

Notice: Beach and Recreational Badges are available at a discount price through May 31st.

2017 Single Stream Recycling & Garbarge Calendar for April-May 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

"Important Notice About the Mayor and Council Newsletter"

"2016 Annual Financial Statement" - LARGE FILE so may take a moment to load.

Island Heights Water Department - Source Water Assessment Summary

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, Island Heights Water Department, Report for the Year 2016, Results from the Year 2015

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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