Property Maintenance Code
Submit a Property Maintenance Complaint
Report instances of:
- Boarded-up buildings
- Overgrown or weed lots
- Persistent bad odors
- The presence of vagrants or squatters
- Rats or other vermin or pests
- Unapproved or illegal apartments
- Yards or properties in disrepair
- Other annoyances
Contact the Department of Code Enforcement Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 732-502-5740 or email Tamica Smith with complaints. Calls can be made anonymously.
Certificates of Occupancy (CO)
A Certificate of Occupancy is required for all rental properties-before a tenant can move in-to ensure the premises are up to code. It is the landlord’s responsibility to have a CO each time a tenant changes. A CO protects tenants from issues such as:
- Insufficient heat
- Lack of smoke alarms
- Unmaintained sidewalks
Transfers of Title Certificates
To purchase or sell a property, a Transfer of Title application must be completed before closing.
Short Term Rental Registration
Eligible residents have the opportunity to rent their property on a short-term basis, year round. A short term rental is defined as renting a property for 30 days or less. The property must be registered and receive a valid Short Term Rental Permit and Certificate of Inspection from the City in order to:
- Advertise a short term rental, such as listing it with a realtor or posting it online
- Enter into a short term rental agreement
- Rent property as a short term rental
- Short Term Rental Permit and Certificate of Inspection Application (PDF)
- Short Term Rental Tenant-Occupant Change Form and Instructions (PDF)
Dumpster Permit Application
A Dumpster Permit is required to place a dumpster on your property or on a City right of way.
Vacant Property Registration
Vacant properties must be registered and property owners are required to keep the property maintained and safe.