OFFICE OF LANDLORD/ TENANT RELATIONS

The Office of Landlord Tenant Relations administers and enforces the Rent Control Ordinance, Chapter 260 of the Jersey City Municipal Code and provides education, information and referrals to city residents in connection with landlord/tenant issues.                                                                                                               

Notice of September 15, 2022 Rent Leveling Board Meeting


The regular meeting of the Rent Leveling Board will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room at 4 Jackson Square, The Holloway Building, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

 Sunshine Notice 

ATTENTION ALL JERSEY CITY TENANTS

BECAUSE OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY, NO RENT INCREASES WERE PERMITTED IN RENT CONTROLLED AND NON-OWNER OCCUPIED 1-4 UNIT DWELLINGS IN JERSEY CITY FROM JUNE 1, 2020 THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2021. If your landlord collected an increase during this time and your landlord refuses to credit/refund the overpayment, we can help. Please file an Illegal Rent Petition with our Office. This Petition can be found below under "Tenant Petitions" and can be emailed to [email protected] or dropped off at our office.

For help with your rent and protection from eviction please visit nj.gov/dca

LANDLORD APPLICATION FOR RENT INCREASES

LANDLORD REGISTRATION STATEMENTS

LINK TO ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL

  • Application / Registration Fee Link

    When making payment, your registration number is your property address and the year you are registering for (Example: 123 Apple Street 2021)


Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-5127
  • Office of Landlord/Tenant Relations
    Temporarily located at
    4 Jackson Square (aka 39 Kearney Avenue)
    Jersey City, New Jersey, 07305

    Dinah Hendon

    Dinah Hendon, Director

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday : 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Directions

TENANT PETITIONS

A tenant claiming the rent they are being charged is illegal may file an Illegal Rent Petition:

A tenant seeking a rent reduction due to the conditions of the building and/or apartment may file a Failure to Maintain Service Petition:

The Landlord must be provided with a copy of the Petition and all documents. A completed Proof of Service form, Petition, and all documents are to be submitted to the Office once the Landlord has been served.

Should you feel the need to consult with an attorney, see Legal Assistance Information below:

RESOURCES