Borough of Little Silver
480 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver, NJ 07739
Phone: 732-842-2400
Fax: 732-219-0581

Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday

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Welcome to Little Silver!

Welcome to the Borough of Little Silver's official web page. Located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, Little Silver is fortunate to have a great school system, a beautiful Shrewsbury River waterfront, and a wonderful small-town feel. Enjoy your visit.

Little Silver Mayor and Council Special Meeting (In-Person) 

Special Meeting to discuss Shade Trees

Monday June 20, 2022,  6:30PM

Borough Hall Meeting/Court Room

480  Prospect Ave., Little Silver


Little Silver Mayor and Council Meeting (Regular Meeting- In-Person)

Monday June 20, 2022, 7:00PM

Borough Hall Meeting/Court Room

480  Prospect Ave., Little Silver


**Please Note, there will be no Environmental Commission Meeting for the month of June 2022




Borough Calendar
8:00pm Shade Tree Commission
Post Office Museum open 10 am to 1 pm
Boro Offices and Recycling Yard Closed
Municipal Court, 9 a.m., Virtual
Planning Board 7 pm


Check out the latest happenings in Little Silver!
Pilates With Paula
Check out our Pilates class at 9 am on Tuesday mornings at The Woman's Club! Please bring your own mat, towel, and water. Taught by certified instructor Paula. Free class for LS residents only
Looking for an Exercise Class?
Cardio, Core & More offers fitness for adults with exercises using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and six-inch inflatable balls, which are provided to participants at each class. All exercises can be modified and performed in a chair.

Please contact [email protected] for more information & schedule. Virtual sessions available.
We are happy to announce that the Little Silver Environmental Commission will be participating in the Sustainable NJ Fellow Program.
On or about July 1, 2022 bridge replacement activity in the Shrewsbury River.
Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is reminding Monmouth County voters who choose to vote by mail for the 2022 Primary Election that they can sign up for the County’s enhanced ballot tracking notification system.
Governor Phil Murphy announced today that, as of Memorial Day Weekend, entry to all New Jersey state parks, forests, and recreation areas will be free of charge this summer.
Check here for information regarding free COVID-19 testing and home testing kits.
Little Silver Borough is seeking a full time Chief Financial Officer, Certified Tax Collector and Treasurer to serve as the Borough’s Director of Finance that is a team player with strong analytical skills.
New Jersey is getting past: Single-Use Carryout Bags, Polystyrene Foam Food Service Products, and Plastic Straws
On April 18, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Swimming River Water Treatment Plant in Colts Neck and its Jumping Brook Water Treatment Plant in Neptune.
New Jersey American Water rate increase information.
The Monmouth County Board of Elections is seeking poll workers. You must be a registered voter in Monmouth County and attend a poll worker training class.
RWJBarnabas offers emotional support services, education and community-based resources for individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the key elements of the Act is the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (LFRF). All municipalities and counties will receive LFRF funds in two tranches, with the federal government releasing the second tranche next year.
Portable Generator Reminders
Generators should be used in well ventilated locations outside away from all doors, windows and vent openings. Never use a generator in an attached garage, even with the door open. Place generators so that exhaust fumes can't enter the home through window, doors or other openings. Make sure to install carbon monoxide alarms in your home following manufacturer's instructions. Turn off generator and let it cool down before refueling. Never refuel a generator while it is hot.
Under the Fair Housing Act, the Borough is required to post a Midpoint document. Click on the following to link to view the Midpoint Report and Monitoring Form.
New Jersey American Water wants customers to know their water is safe to drink. All the company’s water systems meet or surpass all water quality standards, including those set for lead.
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.
Recycling Guide
Monmouth County Recycling has published a new “Resident’s Recycling Guide” booklet. It contains a vast amount of recycling information. Copies are available in Borough Hall and the Library.
The Little Silver Police Department has received numerous complaints regarding an aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, which has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling.
Do not give any information to unsolicited phone callers at any time. Please click below for more information.
The Monmouth County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary program open to all citizens with disabilities or special needs who reside, attend school, or are employed in Monmouth County.
For more information or to register you or a family member in this valuable program, please go to or call 732-431-6400 ext. 1188.
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Officer Peter Gibson at the Little Silver Police Department at 732-747-5900.
Reminder: Report Power Outages to JCPL
1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)
or click “Report Outage” link at
Employment Opportunity: Relief Crossing Guards
Apply in person at Little Silver Police Department, 480 Prospect Avenue.
Borough of Little Silver is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Taxes can now be paid online by clicking on the blue tab "Pay Taxes Online" on the left menu bar. Please note, convenience fees apply, as listed on the payment page.

June 2022

Of all the things that make Little Silver a special place, its residents are what turn a nice location into a real home town.

So among the news items to follow will be a tip of the hat to some of our friends, neighbors, and public servants. See if you recognize them.

First, however, my yearly reminder: it’s the start of what is predicted to be an above-average hurricane season, so please be absolutely sure you are signed up – and if already signed up, that your contact information is current - with our Two River Alert system, also known as Code Red.

Our emergency messaging system can be life-saving, but it can also help you navigate around town, or alert you to critical safety or health issues. For instance, those who are signed up knew that the water main on Willow that burst at the end of May forced the closure of a key road over the course of two days, and were able to avoid the area.

So please, if you are not enrolled, go to and click on the Emergency Services tab at the top of the home page, or the Code Red button at the bottom left of the home page. You may also call 866-939-0911 or borough hall for assistance.

And speaking of emergencies, the borough in May recognized recently-retired LSPD Chief Dan Shaffery. Chief Shaffery served his entire law enforcement career here in Little Silver, and was for more than ten years chief of our superb department.

In addition to being devoted to providing our residents with a professional, cutting-edge and caring police department, the Chief was also something of a tech whiz, and often consulted with various borough departments about enhancing our technical capabilities.

Friends and colleagues gathered at the end of May in Borough Hall to wish Chief Shaffery well, and present him with a resolution offering our thanks for a job well done, and a career well spent. We extend our best to Dan, Steph and the girls in the future.

In Environmental Commission news, the EC was excited to announce the receipt of an ANJEC grant to install a rain garden at Challenger Field. The grants are hard to come by, so we want to congratulate Bonnie Akey and her team for their persistence over the years.

Rain gardens are depressions often planted with grasses or flowering perennials, and are a cost effective and attractive way to reduce runoff, help filter pollutant and provide food and shelter for butterflies and songbirds.

In addition to the coming rain garden, Challenger and our other parks will soon be equipped with new AED (automated external defibrillator) devices – an effort to keep everyone as safe as possible. Some current AED devices – for response to a cardiac issue – were outdated, and two new locations will be added, so please look for those when you visit our open spaces.

We also strive to keep students safe in our schools, and in cooperation with other sending districts, station an officer at Red Bank Regional High School.

Our current Student Resource Officer is PO Andrew Smith, who recently helped save a life using his advanced emergency response training.

Police Officer Smith, with school security Officer Daniel Hedden, responded to a student who had suffered a significant laceration. PO Smith recognized the wound as a life-threatening arterial bleed, and applied a high and tight tourniquet as our EMS squad responded.

We recently recognized both men during a Borough Council meeting. Thank you Andrew, Officer Hedden, and all those in Little Silver who are there when we need them most.

In a less dramatic but no less important development over at the high school, we’re pleased to announce that Carter Costic of Little Silver is the valedictorian in the RBR graduating class of 2022.

Carter, who will be studying computer science at Princeton University in the fall, is a member of a number of honor societies and has received many honors. He recently won first place in the Database Design and Applications competition held by Future Business Leaders of America, moving on to compete against 200 students across the country.

We congratulate Carter on his outstanding achievement, and wish all of our graduating seniors well; they should all be especially proud of graduating after facing the added challenges of a pandemic during their high school days.

In other scholastic news, we were sad to learn that Point Road School Principal Doctor Pam Albert Devine will be retiring at the end of the school year.

Doctor Albert has been an extraordinary leader and educator during her tenure in Little Silver, always encouraging, always interested, and always devoted to her students. She will be sorely missed, but we know the magic of social media will help us all stay in touch with this great friend to so many in town.

We were also sad to learn that John Heidema will be moving to Maryland after many years in Little Silver, where he serves on the Shade Tree and Environmental commissions.

In addition to his knowledgeable contributions to those groups, John was something of an unofficial town naturalist, and we were pleased to periodically post his emails about his travels on our trails and around town, where he helped educate us about the plants, animals, and ecosystem around us. Recently, John shared a video of a big bald eagle enjoying fish for lunch high up on the branch of a tree near one of our creeks.

Even if you don’t know John, you might recognize him as the gentleman with longish white hair, sometimes walking his dog, but most often with a string trimmer or hedge clipper, walking our open spaces, and improving them so that others could more easily enjoy what John so clearly loves.

We wish John and Karen well in their new location, and thank him for his many years of service.

John would occasionally visit the Parker Homestead, which has been extraordinarily busy with a successful car show, Scout campouts, visits from our second graders, and more. In May, Boy Scout Jack Clausing and crew planted 12 apple trees at the Homestead, bringing back to life the orchard that used to occupy the property.

The Homestead will be open for visits and tours every Saturday in June, July and August, so please take advantage and stop by this historic treasure dating to 1665.    

Our Library has also been busy, and we look forward to the improvement of its outdoor patio in the near future, with the addition of a pergola and replacement of the patio surface, using our open space funding.

The patio adds much to the Library’s function as a quiet, wifi-enabled gathering place. We encourage everyone to stop by, pick up a library card, and enjoy the many offerings and advantages of membership.

Lastly, please keep an eye out on July 2 as our emergency services hit the road, boots in hand, in a ‘boot drive’ to raise funding for these all-volunteer groups. Members will be at various intersections around town, so please drive safely.

Remember, these are the folks who spend untold hours training, practicing, and responding to us when we need them. Hint: these boots get heavy with change, so folding money helps lighten the load. Of course, the smallest contribution is appreciated, so please do what you can when you see their friendly faces.

The governing body wishes you all a safe and pleasant summer season. As always, please call borough hall with any concerns, or contact me directly by calling my home phone at (732) 576-8595, or emailing me at [email protected]

Important Covid-19 Information - July 29, 2021

Dear Health Commissioners / Township / Borough / Village Administrators and Managers, 

I hope you all remain well and safe at this reading and continue to enjoy our NJ Summer.

COVID case activity in Monmouth and our towns has significantly increased since my last writing. The CDC has highlighted Monmouth County as an area of high COVID activity. The Governor and State Health Commissioner having confirmed most of NJ as having increased COVID activity, strongly recommend the masking of individuals again who are indoors in public spaces. We are back in high COVID Case Rate of 10.19 per 100,000 people. We are still in a Moderate COVID Activity Level Index (CALI), fortunately. We are concerned as the Delta variant has become the prominent COVID-19 variant at 74% in New Jersey.

I ask that all of you encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID, get tested if you have symptoms of COVID (even if fully vaccinated), wear masks if indoors in public spaces (even if fully vaccinated). I strongly recommend that all of the K-12 schools should return to masking for Summer School and for the Fall as well as businesses. We were hoping for a different outcome as we increase vaccinations but the level of COVID vaccine hesitancy and those not eligible to get vaccinated yet has contributed to some of the current surge. We do have vaccination clinics planned for August and September to help get more people vaccinated but we are moving again into challenging times where we need everyone’s help in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

We continue to vaccinate the homebound by way of our agreement with the VNA of Central Jersey. We are currently reaching out to Long-Term Care facilities, Schools, Monmouth University, and restaurants. As a COVID vaccine provider, we are also scheduling people interested in getting the COVID vaccine at our office in Tinton Falls. Please call (732) 493-9520. I am confident that we can reduce the COVID-19 activity if we all work together.

We can win this battle!

Yours in Health,
David A. Henry
Health Officer

Church of the Nativity Health Fair, August 11, 2021 (pdf)
Monmouth University Clinic, August 4, 2021 (pdf) 

Covid Vaccine Location Info

Please note that the following locations are available for eligible recipients to make an appointment to receive a vaccine. Appointments are limited. All listed vaccination sites may not have open appointments available immediately.

Monmouth County has many COVID-19 vaccine appointments available to book right now for this week at Brookdale Community College. Vaccine appointments are available for residents who are 18 years old or older and live, work or attend school in Monmouth County. The County-operated sites administer the Moderna vaccine, which is not approved for anyone under the age of 18. To schedule an appointment, go to  or click here:

If you or someone you know is homebound, please call the Monmouth County Administrator’s office at 732-431-7384 to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 Announcements and Updates

Little Silver Municipal Court
480 Prospect Avenue
Little Silver, NJ 07739
(Located in the LIttle Silver Municipal Building)
Contact the Court at [email protected]
Tele. 732-842-3881
Fax 732-842-9271

James E. Berube Jr., Judge
Janice Swaggerty, Court Administrator

Click On Logo Above to Access
The Municipal Courts Home Page


Municipal Court Sessions are now Virtual.

Pay Tickets Online

You can now look up information or pay fines for tickets on line. Use the link below to access the
New Jersey Municipal Courts Web site.

2022 Court Dates

Until further notice all Court Dates are Virtual
Court Starts At 9:00 am

Thursday, January 6 Thursday, January 20
Thursday,  February 3 Thursday,  February 17
Thursday,  March 3 Thursday, March17
Thursday, April 7 Thursday,  April 21
Thursday, May 5 Thursday, May 19
Thursday, June 2 Thursday, June 16
Thursday, July 7 Thursday, July 21
Thursday, August 4 Thursday, August 18
Thursday, September 1          Thursday, September 15
Thursday, October 6 Thursday, October 20
Thursday, November 3 Thursday, November 17
Thursday, December 1 Thursday, December 15


Directions to Little Silver Municipal CourtFrom Garden State Parkway, exit 109:
Follow Route 520 EAST (Newman Springs Road)
for 2.7 miles.

    Turn RIGHT onto BROAD ST / NJ-35.  
    Turn LEFT onto WHITE ROAD.  
    Turn RIGHT onto BRANCH AVENUE.  
    Turn LEFT onto MARKHAM PLACE.  
    Turn LEFT onto PROSPECT AVE.
    End at 480 Prospect Ave
Little Silver, NJ 07739-1430



Garbage Collection
Brush & Leaves Disposal

Trash Collection Schedule
Zone 1 - Monday & Thursday
Zone 2 - Tuesday & Friday

Trash is to be placed to the curb the night before a scheduled pick up.

Three (3) bulk Items are allowed on the 2nd pick up of the week. Only furniture and carpeting are allowed for bulk pick up.  All other items must go to the Monmotuh County Reycling Center.

Check here for information regarding recycling, garbage collection, and brush and leaf disposal