The Division of Housing Preservation oversees the registrations of vacant and foreclosed properties, issues hotel/motel licenses and short-term rental permits and, through its Office of Landlord/Tenant Relations, enforces the city’s Rent Control Ordinance.
(For Housing Code Enforcement issues, contact the Office of Code Compliance at [email protected] or call the Resident Response Center at (201)-547-4900)

 Applications will ONLY be received through the new data portal system.  Visit jcnj.org/hedc for more information on how to create your account.

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  • Maintains registry of vacant lots, vacant buildings, foreclosure properties, and routinely inspects these properties.

  • For more information about Short-Term Rental Permits, click below.


Contact Info

  • phone201-547-4821
  • Division of Housing Preservation
    Three Jackson Square (342 MLK Drive)
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

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    Shyrone Richardson, Director

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday : 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Last Walk-In:
    Monday - Friday : 3:30 PM

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