Rent Leveling Ordinance 2021-40
On December 22, 2022, the Mayor and Council passed 2021-40 which revised Chapter 15 of the Rent Leveling Ordinance.
The purpose of the ordinance is to provide stability to housing costs of renter households and reduce significant increases in rents. For the Rent Leveling Ordinance, click here.
The ordinance applies to rental properties with three (3) or more units available for rental housing.
Owner/occupant landlords that manage the units where they reside are required to register as well.
Rent Leveling Board
For information on Rent Leveling Board meetings, click here.
Rent Leveling Forms
Please review and complete the forms below and return via mail to the attention of the Rent Regulation Officer at the address above. Alternatively, forms can be scanned and emailed. For questions, contact the Rent Regulation Officer or Director of Community Development at the contact information above.
Landlord and Tenant relationships are governed by a combination of federal, state and local legislation that works to preserve the rights and responsibilities of both property owners and those who lease property.
For Landlord-Tenant Information from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, click here.
"Truth in Renting" Guide
To ensure there are no misunderstandings between parties in the lease of a residential property, familiarize yourself with the New Jersey Department of Community Affair’s “Truth in Renting” guide.
The guide highlights information about lease agreements, payment, and collection of rent, habitability, evictions, senior citizens and protected tenants, foreclosures, security deposits and more.