High Bridge Borough Positions/Departments

Administrator (Brett Bartman – for general Borough concerns, Borough projects, etc.)


  • General questions about what does and does not need a construction permit. Please call (908) 638-6455 – Ext 222
  • Schedule an inspection. Click here to schedule an inspection
  • To check the status of a construction permit please:

Department of Public Works – Located at 26 West Main Street, High Bridge NJ

  • For questions about utility meters (not billing), water discoloration, low water pressure, brush pick up, leaf pick up, etc. please use the contact DPW below:

Utilities (water, sewer, and trash only)

Zoning Questions / Inspection Scheduling (for questions about zoning applications, fences, property lines, violations, accessory structures)

Continuing Certificate of Occupancy (CCO) Questions/Inspection Scheduling

Planning Board Secretary / Board of Adjustment Secretary

Tax Assessor (tax assessment / deeds – Office hours each third Thursday of the month)

Tax Collector (for help with tax questions/liens/tax payments)

  • Please email Jennifer Harrington: jharrington@highbridge.org
  • Please call (908) 638-6455 – Ext 224


Municipal Clerk (marriage/birth/death certificates, permits, licenses, Council correspondence)

Borough Engineer – William Burr with Maser Consulting

Garbage Pickup

LMR Disposal:  (908) 454-4550, option 1

Public Safety

High Bridge Police (non emergencies)
(908) 638-6500

High Bridge Fire Department (non emergencies)
(908) 638-6383

High Bridge Emergency Squad (non emergencies)
(908) 638-4441

Municipal Court
– Municipal Court phone: (908) 735-3730
– Municipal Court Address: 1370 NJ-31, Annandale, NJ 08801 or click here for Google map

High Bridge Animal Control
– Phone number for communications: (908) 638-6500 or Brandon Metz ( bmetz@highbridge.org )

Poison Control (non-emergencies)
(800) 222-1222

TORT Claims number for property damage or loss
(908) 231-8770.