Financial Department


Finance Director
Cale Curtis

(561) 278-4548 (561) 265-3582 ccurtis@highlandbeach.us

The Town’s Finance Department has overall responsibility for administration and management of the Town budget, investments, debts and assets. The department works in conjunction with the Town Commission, Town Manager and other department heads in the preparation and adoption of the annual budget, and expenditure of public funds based on that budget. At the close of the fiscal year, the Finance Department works with the Town’s auditors to prepare the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The Finance Department also coordinates accounts payable, accounts receivable, and purchasing activities for all departments, including the billing of residents for utilities services. Additionally, they administer risk management and insurance programs, including employee benefits, retirement packages and payroll. The Finance Department is staffed by two full-time employees. Questions or concerns related to any of the Finance Department’s duties and responsibilities should be directed to the Finance Director.

Information:

Address:
3614 S. Ocean Blvd.
Highland Beach, FL 33487
Phone #:
(561) 278-4548
Fax #:
(561) 276-9829
Hours of Operation
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday


Finance F.A.Q

What is the Town of Highland Beach’s Tax Identification Number?

The Town’s Tax Identification Number is 59-095-1822.

Where may I obtain a hard copy of a Fiscal Year Budget?

A copy may be obtained through the Town Clerk’s Office for a small copying fee.

Town Clerk Information:
Valerie Oakes
voakes@highlandbeach.us

More Contact Info:

Deidre McCarty
Accounting/Payroll Officer
dmccarty@highlandbeach.us

Miscellaneous Items:

Surplus Property Auctions
The Town typically utilizes an online auction website (publicsurplus.com) to facilitate the advertising and sale of its surplus property. Click the web link below to access the current items up for auction.

Online Auction Site

Establish Utility Service

Establish Utility Service
Customers who wish to establish utility service with the city must first complete a Residential Application for Service Upon submittal of the application, the customer must provide a photo ID issued by a state or federal agency.
If you have any questions, please contact the Finance Department at (561) 278-4548.

Residential Application

Budget

Fiscal Year Budget is the annual operating budget for the Town of Highland Beach. The fiscal year runs October 1st through September 30th.

2016-2017 Annual Budget

Previous Operating Budgets

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Waste Management

We are very much aware that residents expect the Town to maintain a clean and unlittered appearance. Thus, the Town provides both Solid Waste and Recycling on a regular basis to its residents. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns related to such solid waste or recycling services, please contact the Finance Department at 561-278-4548
 
 
Garbage Collection

Single-Family Residences

  • Garbage should be placed in garbage bags inside of your garbage cans
  • Collection days are Monday and Thursday
  • Collection hours are from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm
  • Garbage must be ready for collection by 7:00 am
  • Please do not mix garbage or recyclables
  • Wood with nails flattened will be collected with garbage
  • Do not place any liquids out for collection
  • There is a maximum 50-pound limit on any single items or container placed for collection


Multi-Family Residences

  • Normal collection days are Monday and Thursday
  • Normal collection hours will be 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Saturday collection will be available during season (November 16 through May 14) and pick up time will be 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Yard Waste Collection

Single-Family Residences

Yard waste collection will be provided on Monday only between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Town ordinance requires anyone paid a fee to do lawn maintenance, landscaping tree trimming or removal must remove this material from the Town the same day. All small loose vegetative materials such as grass, leaves, hedge cuttings, pine needles, palm seeds, etc. must be containerized in bags or cans for collection. All material must be cut to less than 6 feet in length and be less than 50 pounds per item. Piles larger than 6 cubic yards may be collected by a special truck.

Please do not mix any non-vegetative waste with yard waste.

Multi-Family Residences

Yard Waste Collection is not included in your service. If you require such service, a special service request must be placed with the Finance Department. A fee and schedule will be prepared for the service. A special once a year collection of real Christmas trees will be provided on the first Monday following January 1st. Trees must be piled in the same location as dumpsters for collection. Collection hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding yard waste collection, please contact the Finance Department at (561) 278-4548 or by e-mail.
Household Hazardous Waste
Residents of Highland Beach are encouraged to separate Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) from everyday trash and recycling. Hazardous waste if not disposed of properly, poses a threat to the environment, as well, as individuals that come in contact with such waste.

Used Oil & Filters

Oil and petroleum products can pollute ground and surface waters. Take used oil to a HHW drop off area.

AntiFreeze

Antifreeze is especially toxic to animals. Take to a HHW drop off area.

Paint

Some paints are flammable or contain toxic metals. Take to a HHW drop off area. Alternatively, latex may be dried out by removing the lid and adding sand, cat litter or sawdust to absorb the liquid. Once the paint has dried it may be thrown away with household garbage. Leave uncovered in garbage.

Pesticides

Use as directed or take to a HHW drop-off area. Empty pesticide containers can be thrown away with household garbage.

Gas Cylinders

Propane and other flammable gases can cause explosions or fires when disposed in the garbage. Take to a HHW drop off area or propane dealer.

Flares

Marine and roadside flares can cause fires when disposed in the garbage. Take to a HHW drop off area.

Electronics

Computers, printers, cell phones and stereos, contain many recyclable materials and small amounts of toxic materials. Take to a drop off area. Please note quantity must be less than five computers per person..

Household Batteries

Rechargeable batteries contain toxic metals and can be recycled. Call 1-800-8-BATTERY for a participating drop off retailer or take to a HHW drop off area. Non-rechargeable batteries, such as alkaline, can be thrown away with household garbage.

Auto Batteries

Automotive and vehicle batteries contain large amounts of lead and acids. Take to an auto parts retailer or to a HHW drop off area.

Mercury and Fluorescent Lights

All fluorescent lights and some thermometers, float switches and thermostats contain mercury. Mercury is a toxic metal that bio-accumulates in fish and animals in the environment. Take to a HHW drop off area.

Sharps

Needles and other medical wastes are not accepted at SWA HHW facilities. The Palm Beach County Health Department has a Used Sharp Depository program. Please call (561) 355-3023 for more information.

For more information about the proper disposal of household hazardous waste, please call (561) 697-2700 or visit the Solid Waste Authority website.

Information Courtesy of the Solid Waste Authorities Hazardous Waste Division.
Bulk Trash Collection

Single-Family Residences

Items considered bulk trash, such as furniture, appliances, cabinets, water heaters, fixtures, etc., will be collected on Monday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. No single item can be larger than 6 feet in length, this includes carpet, piping, rugs and padding. Items must be placed in the same location that trash is collected.
Although collection will occur on Monday, residents should contact the Finance Department by e-mail or at (561) 278-4548 to identify the bulk trash that should be collected.

Multi-Family Residences

Bulk trash must be placed next to rear load or front load containers for collection.
Although collection will occur on Monday, residents should contact the Finance Department by e-mail or at (561) 278 -4548 to identify the bulk trash that should be collected.
Should you have, any additional questions, comments or concerns, please contact the Finance Department.
Recycling Collection

Collection Hours

Recycling Collection will be as follows:

Single-Family Residences

  • Garbage should be placed in the appropriate designated recycling bins (See Below)
  • The normal collection day is Monday only
  • Normal collection hours are from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm
  • Recycling must be ready for collection by 7:00 am
  • Please do not mix non recyclable material

Multi-Family Residences

  • Normal collection days are Monday and Thursday
  • Normal collection hours will be 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Recycling must be ready for collection by 8:00 am
  • Please do not mix non recyclable material


Recycling At Home

Recycling is available to all Highland Beach Residents. Although recycling is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged and supported throughout the Town. Recycling preserves our natural resources and increases the life of our landfills. Many counties and states have different ways to recycle, but here in Palm Beach County, recycling is easy: