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.
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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 and 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
Code Enforcement Fee Schedule
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 or other annoyances.
Contact the Department of Code Enforcement Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 732-502-5742 or email Tamica Smith with complaints. Calls can be made anonymously.
Code Enforcement Resources
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, overcrowding and 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 Frequenty Asked Questions (PDF)
- 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
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.