Rent Leveling

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 Resources

  •  For the Rent Leveling Guidance Webinar, click here.

  • Still have questions after watching the webinar? Submit your questions here.

  • For the Rent Leveling Guidance Presentation, click here.

  • For the Rent Leveling Ordinance, click here.

  • For Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

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.

Initial / Annual RegistrationRent Increase / Vacancy DecontrolAppeal for Fair Net Operating Income
Landlord Registration (English) (PDF)

Landlord Registration (Espanol) (PDF)

Rent Adjustment Filing-Vacancy Decontrol Update Application (English) (PDF)

Rent Adjustment Filing-Vacancy Decontrol Update Application (Espanol) (PDF)
Appeal Application (English) (PDF)

Appeal Application (Espanol) (PDF)
Tenant Lease Property Information (English) (PDF)

Tenant Lease Property Information (Espanol) (PDF)

Gross Income and Reasonable and Necessary Operating Expenses (Excel File)

Owner Occupancy Affidavit (Bi-Lingual) (PDF)

Landlord-Tenant Information

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.

For the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs' "Truth in Renting" Guide in English, click here and in Spanish, click here.

Contact Us


Ronica Dinkins

Rent Regulation Officer / Housing Coordinator
Email Ronica Dinkins 
Phone: 732-502-4577
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Robert Goodman              

Director of Community Development
Email Robert Goodman 
Phone: 732-502-5741
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