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Silver Lake Boat License Fees
Annual Boat Fees
Type
Non Motorized
Trolling - 25 HP
26 - 50 HP
Highland Resident
$10
$25
$50
Non-Resident w/Highland Zip
$15
$50
$75
IL Resident w/out Highland zip
$20
$75
$100
Out of State
$125
$200
$500
Daily Boating Fees
Type
Non-motorized
Trolling-25HP
26-50HP
Highland Resident
$5
$10
$15
Non-Resident
$10
$15
$20
Out of State
$15
$25
$35
Weekend Boating Fees
Type
Non-motorized
Trolling-25HP
26-50HP
Highland Resident
$10
$15
$20
Non-Resident
$15
$20
$25
Out of State
$20
$30
$40
All boats are required to have a City of Highland boat license with a 50 H.P. limit on engines. No other motor is permitted to be on the boat, no exceptions.  A current Illinois watercraft identification card is required for motorized vessels.  All permits may be purchased at City Hall between 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday and at the Highland Police Department on weekends.

Canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are no longer required to be titled/registered in Illinois, but must possess a City of Highland sticker to use Silver Lake and/or the Old City Resevoir.

Only Non-Motorized canoes & kayaks are permitted on the Old City Reservoir.  NO Inflatable Type Boats/Rafts are permitted on any of City of Highland Lakes or Ponds.