Housing, Economic Development & Commerce (HEDC)

HEDC is responsible for planning and overseeing the orderly growth and development of Jersey City’s residential, commercial, non-profit, and industrial sectors through the coordination of agencies, comprehensive planning, regulation of land use, disbursement of state and federal grant funds, permitting, and code enforcement.  

HEDC is also responsible for contributing to the public welfare and quality of life by supporting social services providers, staffing boards, enforcing building codes, housing codes, rent and tenant laws, and issuing licenses to businesses.

Click here for the Jersey City SDL Portal page.

Please view our downloadable Business Connect Book for more information on starting a business.

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-5070
  • fax(201) 547-6556
  • 30 Montgomery Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

    Marcos Vigil, Director

  • Directions
  • Search