Property Maintenance Code

City of Asbury Park Property Maintenance Code

Fee Schedule

Code Enforcement Current Fee Schedule (PDF)

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
  • Overcrowding
  • Unmaintained sidewalks

Certificate of Occupancy Application (PDF)

Transfers of Title Certificates

To purchase or sell a property, a Transfer of Title application must be completed before closing.

Transfer of Title Certificate Application (PDF)

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:

  1. Advertise a short term rental, such as listing it with a realtor or posting it online
  2. Enter into a short term rental agreement
  3. Rent property as a short term rental

Dumpster Permit Application

A Dumpster Permit is required to place a dumpster on your property or on a City right of way.

Dumpster Permit Application (PDF)

Vacant Property Registration

Vacant properties must be registered and property owners are required to keep the property maintained and safe.

Vacant Property Registration Form (PDF)