Boating

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 8am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday and at the Highland Police Department on weekends and holidays.  Annual Pontoon Boat Dock Lease Space Available

Canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards 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.

Registration Form and Restricted Boating/Paddleboard Area

Annual Boat Fees:
Type   Non-motorized  Trolling - 25 HP  Trolling 26 - 50 HP
 Highland City Resident  $10  $25  $50
 Non-resident w/Highland Zip  $15  $50  $75
 IL Resident w/out Highland Zip  $20 $75  $100 
 Out of State  $100  $200  $200

Weekend Boating Fees:
Type   Non-motorized  Trolling - 25 HP  Trolling 26 - 50 HP
 Highland Resident  in 62249      $10  $15  $20
 Illinois resident, not 62249  $15  $20  $25
 Out of State  $20  $30  $40

Daily Boating Fees:
 Type  Non-motorized  Trolling - 25 HP  Trolling 26 - 50 HP
 Highland Resident in 62249       $5  $10  $15
 Illinois resident, not 62249  $10  $15  $20
 Out of State  $15  $25  $35
restricted boating and paddleboard