Silver Lake Boat License Fees

Annual Boat Fees

TypeNon MotorizedTrolling - 25 HP26 - 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

TypeNon-motorizedTrolling-25HP26-50HP
Highland Resident$5$10$15
Non-Resident$10$15$20
Out of State$15$25$35

Weekend Boating Fees

TypeNon-motorizedTrolling-25HP26-50HP
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.