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.

New Covid-19 Information

We have received the notice below regarding important new information on COVID-19 from our health department. Please also find attached information on two free local vaccine clinics.
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Please Avoid Silverside Avenue This Week

On Monday July 26th at 8:00am until approximately 5:00pm on Friday July 30th Silverside Avenue will be closed between Seven Bridge Road and Bernard Terrace. Eastbound traffic will be detoured from Silverside onto Bernard and then onto Winding Way South. Westbound traffic will either have to use Little Silver Point Road or go through Oceanport to travel west.

Due to the work, there WILL BE NO ACCESS to Winding Way or Silverside from Seven Bridge Road. Please pay attention to that statement, there WILL BE NO ACCESS to Winding Way or Silverside Avenue from Seven Bridge Road.

Residents of the Winding Way area will have to return home from Little Silver Point Road access points or from Bernard Terrace. This will be the only way into the neighborhood during the time of the work.
Residents of Silverside Avenue and all the streets off Silverside will have to access their streets from the Oceanport Avenue side of Silverside. 

Borough Calendar
Municipal Court, 9 a.m., Virtual
Planning Board 7 p.m.
Post Office Museum 10 am to 1 pm
Mayor and Council meeting 7 p.m.
Recreation Comm. 8 p.m.


Join us for a presentation and discussion on the health of our community!
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.
The latest state order regarding COVID-19, lifting certain restrictions, and in effect on Memorial Day weekend, can be found here. Little Silver follows the state orders, as it must, and imposes no additional restrictions.
The Borough of Little Silver is under contract with Realty Data Systems (RDS) to inspect a designated portion of all properties located in the Borough each year. These inspections enable the Borough to maintain accurate property records used to complete annual reassessments, which are a critical component in the fair distribution of taxes.
Program will run June 28 – August 6, 2021
Children must have completed Kindergarten to attend.
Counselor applications will be accepted until April 15th.
Completion of 9th grade is required.
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.
Looking for a Home Exercise Class?
Cardio, Core & More offers fitness for older adults with exercises designed to increase cardio and muscular strength, flexibility and resistance training.

Classes are taught using Zoom and take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday normally at 11:00 am. If interested, please e-mail Corinne Thygeson at [email protected].
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.

July 2021

Graduations and the Fourth of July – it must be summer. News about car theft, safety, the passing of two favorite Little Silver sons, some of your pet peeves, and more to follow.


Flags are proliferating around town as Independence Day approaches. Indeed, as we emerge from the pandemic, our extraordinary country has lots to celebrate.

That said, safety should rule the day, and aerial fireworks and those that explode remain illegal. If they’re not the type you can purchase legally in local stores, they’re likely outlawed.

So as we celebrate, please heed the words of Police Chief Dan Shaffery: be courteous and respectful of your neighbors; be alert to the danger of brush fires; guard against injury to yourself and others; and be prepared to be charged if caught with illegal fireworks.

And look forward to celebrating again next year with all ten fingers.


Looking back, June saw our fourth graders ‘move up,’ and our eighth graders and high school seniors graduate – in person! Congratulations to all these students and parents on persevering during a particularly difficult year.

At Red Bank Regional High School, we were pleased to see the many honored students during the Senior Awards Ceremony – students who excelled under trying circumstances. Among the honorees, Kevin McCarthy was recognized as the graduate from Little Silver with the highest GPA. Kevin will continue his education at the University of Notre Dame in the fall.

We wish our graduating seniors all the best as they move on to their next adventure. Wherever you may roam, please remember to share your talents, time, and your great education with your community.


We also had some sad news recently: the passing of two people who contributed so much to Little Silver.

The Hon. Chester Apy served on the Borough Council, in the State Assembly, and as a judge of the Workers Compensation Court, among other things. I got to know him as an early advocate of the renovation and use of the Parker Homestead, and as an old-school believer in civic responsibility and public service.

We extend our sympathies to his wife Flo and family members, and know that Little Silver is a better place for Chet’s efforts.

Likewise, Tom Reardon contributed so much to Little Silver, particularly as a baseball coach and member of the Recreation Committee, among many other civic endeavors. We extend our sympathies to Tom’s wife Loretta, and his children and family.

Tom, who passed in late May, and Chet, who passed in June, will be deeply missed. We thank them for their service to their town.


Looking forward, at this writing, the forecast for late June and early July was lots of heat and humidity.

As you try to stay cool, please remember our air-conditioned, wifi-ready Little Silver Library. Log on to the library’s website or Facebook page to learn of the many services and activities provided by this gem. Like other borough buildings, the library is open to the public.

As with other borough buildings, Library visitors who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 are encouraged to wear masks.


Next, this is my regular reminder to sign up for our Two River Alert (Code Red) program. In an emergency, this is the best way to get critically important borough information, particularly if the website is not accessible.

This is hurricane season, so please take a minute to sign up, or if you are already signed up, please check to make sure your contact information is up to date. To do so, go to, and click on Emergency Services at the top of the page, and then click on Two River Alert – Code Red Emergency Notifications, or click on Code Red on the left side of the home page.  You can also call (866) 939-0911 for assistance.


Speaking of emergencies, it’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security in Little Silver: it’s a safe town. But that’s when thieves strike.

Recently, another expensive vehicle was stolen from a driveway when the key fob was left inside.

It’s easy to do, but it’s a mistake. Truth be told, I used to be one of the worst offenders, sometime leaving my wallet in the car as well. So that a car thief could put some gas in the car he stole, I guess.

Since working with the police, I’ve changed my ways. It’s easy, just remove your key fob and any valuables from your car, and lock it up. Don’t help make Little Silver a target. This message brought to you by your reformed mayor and your Police Department.


And lastly, just a couple ‘good neighbor’ reminders that residents call about every once in a while:

*For dog walkers, please dispose of your pet’s waste when you get home – not in someone else’s garbage can.

*Stop for pedestrians in a cross walk – any cross walk. It’s the law.

*Dogs are not allowed on the track at Sickles Park. They’re allowed virtually everywhere else, so please respect this rule.

*Don’t litter. It seems that it still needs to be said. Trail cleanups and Public Works can’t do it all. The town supplies garbage and recycling receptacles in all public places.

*Smile and offer a kind word. It sure beats a gripe, every time, and it’s contagious. Remember, Little Silver was voted one of the ten happiest places to live in New Jersey – let’s keep it that way!


On behalf of the Borough Council, we wish you the best that the lazy, hazy crazy days of summer have to offer. 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

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.

NJMC Direct
Fee Schedule For Boro Ordinances

James E. Berube Jr. 

Janice Swaggerty 
Court Administrator



2021  Court Dates

Until further notice all Court Dates are Virtual

Court Starts At 9:00 am

  Thursday, January 21
Thursday,  February 4 Thursday,  February 18
Thursday,  March 4 Thursday, March18
Thursday, April 1 Thursday,  April 15
Thursday, May 6 Thursday, May 20
Thursday, June 3 Thursday, June 17
Thursday, July1 Thursday, July 15
Thursday, August 5 Thursday, August 19
Thursday, September 2 Thursday, September 16
Thursday, October 7 Thursday, October 21
Thursday, November 4 Thursday, November 18
Thursday, December 2 Thursday, December 16


Directions to Little Silver Municipal Court

From 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.  
  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