The landlord registration requirement applies to all rental premises or units used for dwelling purposes except owner-occupied premises with not more than two rental units.
Within 30 days of transfer of ownership, or creation of new apartments, the owner must file appropriate registration statements with the Borough Clerk for one or two family non-owner occupied rental dwellings.
For dwellings with more than two rental units the landlord must go to the Bureau of Housing Inspection in the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Information about the DCA requirements can be found here. A copy of the filed statement will be mailed by DCA to the Borough Clerk for the public records of the municipality.
Please click here for the Certificate of Registration (pdf) to be filed with the Borough Clerk for one or two family non-owner occupied rental dwellings.
After any change in the information required to be included, every landlord shall file an amended certificate of registration within 20 days of the change.
At the time of filing a Certificate of Registration, the landlord shall provide each occupant or tenant in the premises with a copy of the Certificate of Registration. Upon the filing of an amendment to a Certificate of Registration, the landlord shall provide each occupant or tenant in the premises with a copy of the Amended Certificate of Registration within 7 days of filing.