Code Enforcement

The Department of Code Enforcement is responsible for preserving the quality and value of public and private property, and maintaining a high quality of living for residents of the City of Asbury Park by eliminating conditions that threaten the health, safety, and general welfare of the public.

Property Maintenance Code

The Property Maintenance Code of the City of Asbury Park maintains standards for such as matters as:

  • Doors
  • Electrical
  • Garbage
  • Heating
  • Landscaping
  • Paint
  • Plumbing
  • Refuse
  • Roofs
  • Sidewalks
  • Siding
  • Weed removal
  • More

Code Enforcement administers the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Asbury Park to ensure that property owners, landlords and tenants all comply with City Codes and that properties are maintained accordingly. Potential violations are discovered through field inspections, resident complaints, and referrals from other agencies. Properties in violation are issued a Notice of Violation to give time to correct a violation before a summons is issued.

Abandoned Property Rehabilitation Act

Code Enforcement is also charged with implementing the New Jersey Abandoned Property Rehabilitation Act in order to eliminate devaluation of neighboring property, health hazards, and crime related to existing abandoned, vacant and neglected properties throughout the City. Vacant properties must be registered with the City, and property owners are required to keep the vacant property maintained and safe.

Certificates & Permits

Code Enforcement administers the issuance of:

  • Certificates of Occupancy
  • Dumpster Permits
  • Short Term Rental Registration
  • Transfer of Title Certificates
  • Vacant Property Registration