OFFICE OF HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT 

The Office of Housing Code Enforcement administers and enforces the Property Maintenance Code of the Jersey City Municipal Code. Housing Code Enforcement officers respond to complaints of Code violations from tenants and Jersey City residents.  The officers inspect the interior and exterior of occupied buildings as well as conditions in vacant buildings and lots.

Among the activities of Housing Code Enforcement are:
  • Responding to tenant complaints about unsafe, unsanitary, and substandard housing conditions
  • Enforces Jersey City Property Maintenance Code, Chapter 254
  • Provide referral service for property owners in need of financial assistance
  • Perform heat and hot water inspections  
  • Maintains a 24-hour heat & hot water hotline – (201) 547-4821
  • Performs annual hotel/motel inspections
  • Maintains registry of vacant lots, vacant buildings, and pending foreclosures and routinely inspects these properties

Click here for the Vacant Property Registration Form

Click here for the Foreclosure Property Registration Form

Dinah Hendon, Director

 

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-4825/4824
  • fax(201) 547-5433
  • 30 Montgomery Street
    Room 416
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

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