Clerk's Office

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Lanelda Gaskins, MMC

Town Clerk

Custodian of
Public Records

(561) 278-4548 (561) 265-3582

The Office of the Town Clerk has the responsibility for the safe-keeping of all municipal records. Municipal elections, all State Election laws, and directives concerning maintenance of voting records are administered by the Town Clerk. This department is also charged with the preparation and retention of the meeting minutes of the Town Commission and all Town boards.

The Department of the Town Clerk is staffed by two full-time and one part-time employees. Residents may direct their municipal questions and concerns to the Town Clerk’s office.

3614 S. Ocean Blvd.
Highland Beach, FL 33487
Phone #:
(561) 278-4548
Fax #:
(561) 265-3582
Hours of Operation
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

Town Hall F.A.Q

What is the best way for me to contact the Mayor or one of the Commissioners?

The best way to contact the Mayor, Vice-Mayor or Commissioners, is to call Town Hall directly at (561) 278-4548 and someone will be happy to give you the appropriate direct telephone number.

Sea Turtle Program

Where should I report injured or Dead Sea Turtles to?

Please report injured or dead sea turtles by noting the exact location on beach, by street number or by the name of the property owner/condo to:

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center – (561) 338-1587

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)/Marine Research Institute – (561) 575-5407

FWC Law Enforcement – (888) 404-FWCC

Barbara James, Highland Beach Permit Holder – (561) 272-6496

If you encounter an injured or dead sea turtle, please report it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Marine Research Institute at (561) 575-5407, or to the FWC Law Enforcement at (888) 404-FWCC.

For more information about how to contact the FWC about sea turtles or other animals, please visit the FWC website.

Additional information about how to help injured or dead sea turtles is available by viewing the following document:

Found an Injured or dead Sea Turtle

Are there sources of light that I may use during sea turtle nesting season?

There are a number of products on the market that are low-level, amber lighting that may be used as an alternative to traditional white lighting. These products are available at area home improvement stores. All beach-side property owners are encouraged to either turn out their lights, or install replacement low-level, amber lighting during turtle nesting season. The public’s cooperation is strongly encouraged.

As a resident on the beach side, how does the Town ordinance affect me?

The key to complying with the Town ordinance is that during this eight month period (March 1st through October 31st), from dusk to dawn, all external light sources (such as pool, deck, patio or security lighting) must not be visible from the beach, or may not illuminate directly or indirectly areas seaward of the crest of the sand dune vegetation.

When is sea turtle nesting season?

Sea turtle nesting season begins March 1st of each year and lasts until October 31st. (Ordinance # 554)


Preparation of the Town Commission, land use boards and advisory board agendas
Central file system
Town code of ordinances and resolutions
Town commission and advisory board meeting minutes
Preparation of meeting notices
Administers the annual March election
Preparation of legal ads
Certification of documents
Responding to requests for public record information
Possession of the Town seal
Maintenance and preservation of Town records

Agenda & Minutes