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.