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Division of Housing Code Enforcement 

30 Montgomery Street
Room 416
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel:  (201) 547-4825/4824
Fax: (201) 547-5433

Edward Coleman, Director 


The Division of Housing Code Enforcement has a variety of functions, all dedicated to keeping the housing stock in Jersey City safe and Ceiling Light with Wires & Broken Dry Wallcomfortable for its inhabitants.  Among the activities of Housing Code Enforcement are:

  • Respond to tenant complaints about deficient housing conditions
  • Perform annual field inspections
  • Provide referral service for property owners in need of financial assistance
  • Perform heat and hot water inspections  
  • Enforce Chapter 254 (Jersey City Property Maintenance Code)
  • Maintain 24 hour emergency heat & hot water hotline: (201) 547-4821 
  • Enforce the Vacant Buildings Registration Code.

The Office of Code Enforcement is a member of the Mayor's Quality of Life Task Force. 



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