Town Clerk

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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 functions as the official custodian of public records (excluding police records) and the Town Seal, Administrator of the Municipal Elections and the Town records management, retention and disposition program.    

The Town Clerk also handles Public Records Requests for all Town records with the exception of Police records.  The contact information for Custodian of Public Records is as follows:

Lanelda Gaskins, MMC, Town Clerk

Mailing Address:

Town of Highland Beach, 3614 South Ocean Boulevard, Highland Beach, Florida 33487
Phone: 561-278-4548
Fax: 561-265-3582

The Town Clerk is appointed by Town Commission and is responsible for attending all Town Commission meetings, keeping the official minutes of all meetings of the Town Commission, legislative agenda preparation/management, public notices and legal advertisements, attesting to all town official documents, and codification of town ordinances adopted by Town Commission. 

In addition, the Office of Town Clerk is responsible for coordination of all Town Advisory Boards and Committees includes attending meetings, agendas and minutes preparation, and provides administrative support to Town Commission, the residents, staff, and the public.

This office is staffed with a Deputy Town Clerk and Administrative Specialist. Both are responsible for assisting in the performance of the Clerk’s Office as assigned by the Town Clerk.


Deputy Town Clerk:  Terisha Cuebas    E-Mail: 

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)

Agenda & Minutes