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 Wednesday
8:00am - 7:00pm Thursday
8:00am - 12:00pm 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.


Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday May 29, 2023

Parade Kick-off- 8:30am

Ceremony at Memorial Park (upon the conclusion of the Parade)


Traffic and Safety Meeting

Thursday May 25, 2023 7:00pm


Shade Tree Commission Meeting

Tuesday May 30, 2023 8:00pm


Planning Board Meeting

Thursday June 1, 2023  7:00pm


Mayor and Council Meeting (in-person)

Monday June 12, 2023, 7:00pm

Borough Hall  480 Prospect Ave.






Borough Calendar
8:00 PM Shade Tree Commission
7:00pm Planning Board
PO Museum Open
7:00 PM Mayor and Council Meeting


Check out the latest happenings in Little Silver!
Town wide garage sale! May 6 and 7, 2023! Click below for participating households!
The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program gives cancer patients free transportation for cancer-related medical appointments.
Approval of its deferred balances relating to, and an adjustment of the Solar Renewable Energy Certificates Financing Program component.
Please be advised that on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, weather permitting, Chesapeake Bay Helicopters will be returning to the JCP&L Region to perform UV/IR patrols on our transmission lines.
County Clerk Hanlon Warns Residents about Major Delays in Passport Issuance by Federal Government County Clerk Encourages Residents to Plan Ahead for International Travel
Earn extra money! Must be a Monmouth County Registered Voter.
County announces shredding dates.
There will be a borough wide garage sale on May 6 & 7, 2023, from 9am to 4pm. Residents will not be required to obtain a permit for the event but will need to call Borough Hall at 732-842-2400 to register their address.
Monmouth County Recycling has published a new “Resident’s Recycling Guide” booklet. It contains a vast amount of recycling information.
Mosquito Control personnel will come to your property and pick up as many as 10 car tires without rims. Call to make arrangements today!
Regulations established by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities require periodic exchanges of all natural gas meters
The following includes the time and dates for the Red Bank Regional Board of Education Meetings for 2023.
During the month of January, borough ordinance requires the licensing of all cats and dogs by January 31, 2023!
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has re-extended its enforcement deadline for the Federal REAL ID Act from May 3, 2023 to May 7, 2025.
The weather is getting colder and heaters are being turned up. In order to prevent exposure to carbon monoxide, remember to make sure your furnace is in good working order and serviced regularly.
The Borough of Little Silver is under contract with Realty Data Systems (RDS) to inspect a designated portion of all properties located in theBorough of Little Silver each year.
The most recent readings from the Borough Hall Cell Tower.
Construction Phase for Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge S-32 Replacement on Rumson Road (County Route 520) over the Shrewsbury River Borough of Rumson and Borough of Sea Bright, New Jersey
My LS Trail walks will be ending soon as I get ready to "retire" from my LS retirement at 80 YOA.
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 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.
Check here for information regarding free COVID-19 testing and home testing kits.
New Jersey is getting past: Single-Use Carryout Bags, Polystyrene Foam Food Service Products, and Plastic Straws
RWJBarnabas offers emotional support services, education and community-based resources for individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.

May 2023

A new police officer, two new firemen, a budget, and the funding (without impacting the tax rate) of improvements at Santelle Park marked April, with our Memorial Day Parade, a key road closure, and other happenings coming up in May.

And of course, next month, our 100th birthday celebration, with opportunities for sponsorships and the on-line ability to purchase memorabilia in full swing.

So yup, just a little bit going on here in our small town.

First, our new police officer, Charito Cintron, who is bilingual: she is a graduate of the Academy of Law and Public Safety, served as a Class II special officer in Avon-By-The-Sea, and has a BA from Montclair State University in Family Science and Human Development, with a double minor in Criminal Justice and Families.

Chief Paul Halpin and the governing body officially welcomed Officer Cintron at her swearing in, attended by friends,family, and distinguished guests. We’re very proud to have her, as we are of all of our officers; please extend a warm welcome when you see her around town!

And down the street at the Fire Department, two new candidates completed the 196 hours of training required to become a fire fighter: residents Chase Nicholl and Bill Nitto.

Many residents don’t realize that becoming a firefighter requires such extensive training prior to state certification – and the amount of continued training and practicing required of firefighters once they’re on the job.

Little Silver is very fortunate to have these two new firefighters on our all-volunteer squad, so please welcome them if you have the opportunity.

Next, the governing body passed the 2023 municipal purposes budget in April, following a public hearing.

As reported last month, despite having to deal with more than $759,000 in cost increases in areas the Borough has very little control over, we were able to leverage prior budgetary cost savings, efficiencies, and attrition to offset almost half the increase to reduce the impact to our residents as much as possible.

With the overall projected increase in property valuation, the municipal tax rate (about 23 percent of your total tax bill) will again decrease this year from 0.422 in 2022 to approximately 0.405 in 2023, meaning that the average property valued at $790,000 will see a tax decrease of $134.30, assuming the value remained unchanged. If its value increases at the average rate the Borough is projected to increase for 2023, the owner the average-priced property valued at $790,000 in Little Silver would pay about $164 more this year in municipal purposes taxes.

The overall tax rate will be calculated once the remaining components of your total tax bill (including both school districts and the county) are finalized. Thanks to our Finance Committee, departments heads, our Borough Administrator and Borough CFO for their diligent efforts during this months-long process.

In other Council business, the governing body put the funding in place (using grants and our existing Open Spaces fund in order to avoid a tax impact) for significant improvements at Santelle Park, including restrooms, pickle ball courts, additions to the dock, and other upgrades.

We don’t presently have a start time for this work, but will keep you updated as the project proceeds.

As to the BIG PARTY, please check the 100th Birthday website at or its Facebook page for sponsorship opportunities at several different levels, and to purchase souvenir merchandise such as blankets and prints to help fund the effort.

And please remember to calendar the event, to be held on the fields behind Borough Hall on June 24, 2023, with a rain date of June 25. Food, music, fireworks and more!

Next, a sewerage authority project will result in the closure of Silverside Avenue at the railroad crossing for up to a week, presently scheduled to begin May 1. Sometimes these start dates can change at the last minute, so please keep an eye out on the borough website, Facebook page, Constant Contact and emergency alerts for potential changes in the time, and for detour information.

The authority will be repaving Silverside and Oceanport Avenue curb-to-curb once this extensive repair (extending under the railroad tracks) is completed and has time to settle.

Also in May: the annual drive by our friendly letter carriers to help the hungry. You can help the National Association of Letter Carriers by putting a bag with non-perishable food items by your mailbox on May 13, 2023.

Your letter carrier will deliver the items to a local food bank. Over the years, this national drive has collected more than 1.67 billion pounds of food, so please help if you can.

Lastly, a couple seasonal reminders.

First, this is tick season, so after enjoying our walking trails, fields, and parks, please remember to check yourself, the little ones and pets for these parasites.

If you have questions or want to get a tick tested for disease, our County Commissioners have posted lots of information and answers to frequently asked questions on their website. Go to, and search on ‘ticks’ in the upper right hand corner of the page.

Secondly, hurricane season begins next month. Please be sure you are signed up or emergency alerts: click on to sign up or call boro hall for assistance. The alerts can be life-saving in an emergency, so please don’t delay. Here is some additional helpful information on storm preparedness:

In closing, as we approach Memorial Day, please remember our men and women in uniform, and especially the young men from Little Silver who lost their lives in battle: Richard L.J. Conner and Henry G. Woodruff in World War I; John R. Toomey, a paratrooper killed during the Rhine jump in World War II; Tom Firth, who died in a gun battle in South Vietnam in 1965; Jordi Grez, who was killed by an IED in Iraq in 2005; and Tinker Dorn of Shrewsbury, killed by sniper fire in South Vietnam, and whose brother Dan, a Little Silver resident for many years and a U.S. Marine, assists in our ceremony.

And of course, please come to our Memorial Day parade, stepping off at Willow Deli at 8:30 on Memorial Day, culminating in our Memorial Day ceremony at Memorial Park. We hope to see you there.

On behalf of the governing body, we wish you all the best at this time of year.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

Newsletters 2023
May 2023 Newsletter (pdf)
April 2023 Newsletter (pdf)
March 2023 Newsletter (pdf)
February 2023 Newsletter (pdf)
January 2023 Newsletter (pdf)

Little Silver Municipal Court
480 Prospect Avenue
Little Silver, NJ 07739
(Located in the Little Silver Municipal Building)

Office hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Telephone: 732-842-3881
Fax: 732-842-9271

James E. Berube Jr., Judge
Gabrielle Cimiluca, Court Administrator
James N. Butler, Prosecutor 
Stanley Werse, Public Defender 


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.

2023 Court Dates

Until further notice all Court Dates are Virtual
1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month
(9am & 10am)
* Exception due to holiday

Thursday, January 5 Thursday, January 19
Thursday,  February 2 Thursday,  February 16
Thursday,  March 2 Thursday, March 16
Thursday, April 6 Thursday,  April 20
Thursday, May 4 Thursday, May 18
Thursday, June 1 Thursday, June 15
Thursday, July 13* Thursday, July 20
Thursday, August 3 Thursday, August 17
Thursday, September 7          Thursday, September 21
Thursday, October 5 Thursday, October 19
Thursday, November 2 Thursday, November 16
Thursday, December 7 Thursday, December 21


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

Water Notices

The meeting will be at 6pm and on the agenda is a Revised Connection Fee.
This is only applicable to Little Silver residences that are served by the Red Bank Water Utility!
Sorry for any inconvenience.
New Jersey American Water Plans for Temporary Water Treatment Changes in Monmouth and Ocean County
NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) today approved a settlement between New Jersey American Water and the NJ Division of Rate Counsel, BPU Staff, and several intervenors for new water and wastewater rates for New Jersey American Water.
New Jersey American Water rate increase information.
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.