NEW - IH Farmers Market every Tuesday from 2-6:00pm at Wanamaker Park.

NEW - Thing to do in IH in July!

NEW - Estimated Property Tax Bill Information.

NEW - IH - Borough Job Opportunity.

NEW - IH RFP for Water-Sewer Rate Study.

NEW - IH Volunteers needed to tend our gardens and parks.

NEW - You can now use the following link to make payments online for property taxes or water/sewer payments, as well as to view past payments or upcoming dues.

NEW - As of September 11, 2018 all Construction, electric, plumbing permits and questions will be handled by the Toms River Construction office. Their phone number is 732-341-1000 ext. 8320.

NEW - IH Fire Hydrant Water Flow Test Results.

NEW - Form to request government records: Open Public Records Request Form.

* Proof of Current Rabies Required, Spaying/Neutering Certificate to obtain $3.00 discount
Cat & Dog Fee:   $15.00 Proof Spayed/Neutered:  $18.00

Mailing paper newsletters has been discontinued. 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.

The 2019 Garbage/Recycling Calendar is available at the Island Height's town hall, post office, and by clicking on the following link: 2019 Single Stream Recycling & Garbarge Calendar and Single Stream Recycling Rules.

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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Mayor & Council Newsletters posted for 2019

"Did You Know" A Summary of Borough Committees

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

2019 Island Heights Budget

2018 Island Heights Synopsis, which is an Excel spreadsheet.

2018 Island Heights Budget - LARGE FILE so may take a moment to load.

Island Heights Stormwater Management Plan

Island Heights Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Island Heights Water Department - Source Water Assessment Summary

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, Island Heights Water Department, Report for the Year 2019, Results from the Year 2018

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



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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