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The Municipal Prosecutor's Office has broad oversight of the city’s law and code enforcement matters. It achieves its mission with the support of a dedicated team of over 65 members, including law enforcement officers, code inspectors, constituent service representatives, attorneys, and professional support staff.

The Jersey City Quality of Life Division, led by the Municipal Prosecutor's Office, promotes safe streets, clean neighborhoods, community engagement, and the reduction of blight and public nuisances.  The Quality of Life Division is community-driven and leads with education before enforcement which promotes compliance and ensures a clean, safe Jersey City.




Offices, Units, and Programs

The following offices and programs comprise the Quality of Life Division. Explore our pages to learn both about our past successes on behalf of the community and how you can tell us where our attention is needed now and in the future.


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Trial Team

Our Trial Team is a dedicated team of lawyers and professional staff that handles our litigation of all criminal offenses, traffic infractions, and quality of life violations filed by over a dozen state and local enforcement agencies. Our courthouse recently surpassed others as the State's highest-volume courthouse, and our municipal prosecutors and staff handle each case with integrity.



RRC

Resident Response Center

The Resident Response Center (RRC) is community-driven and our residents are their eyes and ears. The RRC is our "one-stop shop" for our community. Residents can contact the RRC staff to report issues or get questions answered. The RRC staff works hard to keep our community heard, informed, and engaged.



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Office of Code Compliance

The  Office of Code Compliance (OCC) is responsible for the enforcement of Jersey City's local ordinances and codes. Comprised of inspectors and staff, the office oversees the inspections of resident, commercial, and open-space properties as well as other matters related to compliance with laws that protect and maintain our quality of life.
The OCC's operations are community-driven and guided by a progressive approach of "education before enforcement" to proactively encourage compliance rather than reactively respond to violators. Inspectors lead with conversation and education, while court-summonses and prosecutions are our last resort.



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Serve Jersey City



Serve Jersey City Jersey City is a member of Cities of Service, a coalition of mayors who commit to addressing local issues through impact volunteerism. Jersey City residents have the potential to contribute to their communities by engaging in service opportunities. The city launched the Serve Jersey City program in order to connect residents to volunteer opportunities. The website is the "one-stop shop" for any and all who want to get involved in community service in Jersey City. 


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Quality of Life Taskforce

Mayor Fulop's Quality of Life Taskforce was formed in April 2019 to target the city's worst quality of life offenders. The Taskforce is led by Prosecutor Hudnut and is comprised of seven code enforcement offices, four police units, and many other stakeholders that concentrate their efforts against the worst quality-of-life offenders. To date, the Taskforce has successfully prosecuted absentee landlords, local polluters, negligent businesses, and other public nuisances.




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JCPD Quality of Life Unit

The JCPD Quality of Life Unit was created in 2019 to address quality of life violations that negatively impact our City through cross-departmental coordination and cooperation. The unit is a progressive, problem-solving, community-driven operation that is responsive to the Prosecutor. The officers of the unit are tasked with identifying and investigating negligent property owners, absentee landlords, commercial bad actors, public nuisance bars, and other disorderly person violations. The Quality of Life Unit is committed to maintaining a safe, clean community for all of our City's residents.



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ABC Prosecutions

The Office of the Municipal Prosecutor also prosecutes violations filed against bars and other liquor license holders before the ABC Board of Commissioners. The Jersey City Police Department's ABC Unit is responsible for investigating and issuing violations prior to our involvement.  The shared mission of the ABC Unit and the Prosecutor is to eliminate the disorder and public nuisance associated with problematic alcoholic beverage establishments. ABC violations have damaging effects on the quality of life for Jersey City residents.
 


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Department Contact Info

  • phone201-209-6755
  • fax201-459-9173
  • 365 Summit Avenue, Suite 219
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    Jacob V. Hudnut 
    Chief Prosecutor
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07/03/20 JCOMP Recap for May & June
07/03/20 JCOMP Recap for May & June Read More
07/01/20 Governor praises JCOMP for cracking down on indoor partying
07/01/20 Governor praises JCOMP for cracking down on indoor partyingRead More
06/30/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Awarded Affirmative Leaders Fellowship Following National Search
06/30/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Awarded Affirmative Leaders Fellowship Following National SearchRead More
06/22/20 JCOMP Files Crim. Charges Against AirBnB Party House
06/22/20 JCOMP Files Crim. Charges Against AirBnB Party HouseRead More
05/04/20 Register for Virtual Court
05/04/20 Register for Virtual CourtRead More
05/02/20 April Recap
05/02/20 April Recap Read More
04/01/20 March Recap
04/01/20 March Recap Read More
03/13/20 JCOMP hits store with fines for price gouging amid COVID-19 outbreak
03/13/20 JCOMP hits store with fines for price gouging amid COVID-19 outbreakRead More
03/05/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Takes On USPS
03/05/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Takes On USPSRead More
03/03/20 JCOMP February Recap
03/03/20 JCOMP February Recap Read More
03/02/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Celebrates Read Across America
03/02/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Celebrates Read Across AmericaRead More
02/25/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Addresses JC Together & Our Lady of Mercy
02/25/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Addresses JC Together & Our Lady of Mercy Read More
01/31/20 JCOMP January Recap
01/31/20 JCOMP January Recap Read More
12/31/19 JCOMP's Year End Review
12/31/19 JCOMP's Year End ReviewRead More
12/11/19 JCOMP Sends Condolences to the Innocent Civilians Killed
12/11/19 JCOMP Sends Condolences to the Innocent Civilians KilledRead More
12/11/19 JCPD POBA Organizes Fund for Late Det. Seals
12/11/19 JCPD POBA Organizes Fund for Late Det. SealsRead More
12/10/19 JCOMP Statement on Det. Seals' Passing
12/10/19 JCOMP Statement on Det. Seals' PassingRead More
12/07/19 QOL Taskforce Hosts Safety Workshop for Local Businesses
12/07/19 QOL Taskforce Hosts Safety Workshop for Local BusinessesRead More
12/05/19 QOL Taskforce Turns 7 Months Old
12/05/19 QOL Taskforce Turns 7 Months Old Read More
12/02/19 JCOMP Attends New NYPD Commissioner Ceremony
12/02/19 JCOMP Attends New NYPD Commissioner CeremonyRead More
10/29/19 Women Rising Recognizes Prosecutors Office
10/29/19 Women Rising Recognizes Prosecutors OfficeRead More
10/15/19 Prosecutors Office Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
10/15/19 Prosecutors Office Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness MonthRead More
10/10/19 Public safety officials join Mayor on Airbnb referendum
10/10/19 Public safety officials join Mayor on Airbnb referendumRead More
10/05/19 Hudnut Op-Ed: Community court will boost JC neighborhood
10/05/19 Hudnut Op-Ed: Community court will boost JC neighborhoodRead More
10/04/19 Hudnut to Airbnb: stop posting campaign lit on public property
10/04/19 Hudnut to Airbnb: stop posting campaign lit on public propertyRead More
9/25/19 Prosecutor Hudnut teams up with Hispanic American Commerce Association
9/25/19 Prosecutor Hudnut teams up with Hispanic American Commerce AssociationRead More
9/16/19: QOL Taskforce arrests 1, removes 3 from deplorable conditions
9/16/19: QOL Taskforce arrests 1, removes 3 from deplorable conditionsRead More
9/16/19 QOL Taskforce finds 2 kids, 1 senior, and 9 dogs in filthy, unsafe home
9/16/19 QOL Taskforce finds 2 kids, 1 senior, and 9 dogs in filthy, unsafe homeRead More
08/14/19 Quality of Life Taskforce Targets Unsafe Food Trucks
08/14/19 Quality of Life Taskforce Targets Unsafe Food TrucksRead More
08/12/19 Food Trucks Impounded by Police & Prosecutor
08/12/19 Food Trucks Impounded by Police & ProsecutorRead More
07/25/19 Two charged with animal cruelty after Taskforce action
07/25/19 Two charged with animal cruelty after Taskforce actionRead More
07/20/19 JCPD & Prosecutor Animal Welfare Heat Advisory
07/20/19 JCPD & Prosecutor Animal Welfare Heat Advisory Read More
07/19/19 New ordinance holds bad landlords accountable
07/19/19 New ordinance holds bad landlords accountableRead More
07/16/19 Recycling companies hit with criminal charges
07/16/19 Recycling companies hit with criminal charges Read More
07/09/19 JC Getting Tough Over Neglected 125 Monitor Street
07/09/19 JC Getting Tough Over Neglected 125 Monitor StreetRead More
07/05/2019 Hudnut re-appointed leader of ‘strongest’ municipal prosecutor’s office
07/05/2019 Hudnut re-appointed leader of ‘strongest’ municipal prosecutor’s officeRead More
06/17/19 Prosecutor slaps homeowner with ‘emergency public health condition’
06/17/19 Prosecutor slaps homeowner with ‘emergency public health condition’ Read More
06/02/19 Prosecutor Hudnut named #48 on NJ Insider Cannabis Power List
06/02/19 Prosecutor Hudnut named #48 on NJ Insider Cannabis Power ListRead More
05/12/2019 JCPD & Prosecutor Prioritize Housing/Fire Code Warrant Execution
05/12/2019 JCPD & Prosecutor Prioritize Housing/Fire Code Warrant ExecutionRead More
05/10/19 QOL Taskforce & DPW Clean Up Nuisance in JC Heights
05/10/19 QOL Taskforce & DPW Clean Up Nuisance in JC Heights Read More
04/25/2019 Court Hosts Take-Your-Children-To-Work Day
04/25/2019 Court Hosts Take-Your-Children-To-Work DayRead More
04/06/2019 Mayor Launches Quality of Life Taskforce under Prosecutor
04/06/2019 Mayor Launches Quality of Life Taskforce under ProsecutorRead More
03/23/2019 Prosecutors Office Completes Crisis Intervention Training
03/23/2019 Prosecutors Office Completes Crisis Intervention TrainingRead More
03/11/2019 Prosecutors Office Tours Red Hook Community Court
03/11/2019 Prosecutors Office Tours Red Hook Community CourtRead More
03/10/2019 Prosecutor Rides in St Pats Parade
03/10/2019 Prosecutor Rides in St Pats ParadeRead More
02/15/2019 New Assistant Prosecutor Sworn In
02/15/2019 New Assistant Prosecutor Sworn InRead More
02/05/2019 Mayor Fulop Calls for Expungement of Marijuana Convictions
02/05/2019 Mayor Fulop Calls for Expungement of Marijuana ConvictionsRead More
02/01/2019 Jersey City Kicks Off Black History Month
02/01/2019 Jersey City Kicks Off Black History MonthRead More
01/23/2019 Jersey City adds 2 more night courts
01/23/2019 Jersey City adds 2 more night courtsRead More
01/17/2019 DPW & Prosecutor's Office Keep Jersey City Clean!
01/17/2019 DPW & Prosecutor's Office Keep Jersey City Clean!Read More
12/21/2018 First Charges Filed in Abusive Landlord Investigation
12/21/2018 First Charges Filed in Abusive Landlord InvestigationRead More
11/23/2018 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut serves Thanksgiving meals at St. John's
11/23/2018 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut serves Thanksgiving meals at St. John'sRead More
11/2/18 JC Prosecutors Kick off veterans diversion program
11/2/18 JC Prosecutors Kick off veterans diversion programRead More
10/19/18 JC Chief Prosecutor Hudnut names Hummell as first assistant
10/19/18 JC Chief Prosecutor Hudnut names Hummell as first assistantRead More
10/18/18 Steven Hummel named First Assistant Prosecutor
10/18/18 Steven Hummel named First Assistant ProsecutorRead More
10/7/18 Prosecutors March in Italian Heritage Parade
10/7/18 Prosecutors March in Italian Heritage ParadeRead More
09/27/18 JCPD & Municipal Prosecutors Office to team up against bad landlords
09/27/18 JCPD & Municipal Prosecutors Office to team up against bad landlordsRead More
09/27/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut ranked among 100 most influential LGBT New Jerseyans by Insider NJ
09/27/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut ranked among 100 most influential LGBT New Jerseyans by Insider NJRead More
09/24/2018 JC Prosecutors Join Chief Justice Rabner's Call for Reform
09/24/2018 JC Prosecutors Join Chief Justice Rabner's Call for ReformRead More
09/17/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut on Cheddar TV on Marijuana Legalization & Social Justice Issues
09/17/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut on Cheddar TV on Marijuana Legalization & Social Justice IssuesRead More
09/11/18 Judge Bariso's Order on Cash Bail in Municipal Court
09/11/18 Judge Bariso's Order on Cash Bail in Municipal CourtRead More
08/30/18 Jersey City Sees Win In State Guidelines On Pot Prosecutions
08/30/18 Jersey City Sees Win In State Guidelines On Pot ProsecutionsRead More
08/29/18 AG Grewal Issues Guidance on Downgrading/Dismissing Marijuana Cases
08/29/18 AG Grewal Issues Guidance on Downgrading/Dismissing Marijuana CasesRead More
07/31/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut on Cheddar TV on NJ's marijuana moratorium
07/31/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut on Cheddar TV on NJ's marijuana moratoriumRead More
07/29/18 Mayor Fulop’s & Prosecutor Hudnut’s NYTimes Op-Ed
07/29/18 Mayor Fulop’s & Prosecutor Hudnut’s NYTimes Op-EdRead More
7/24/2018 Bloomberg: NJ to Delay Marijuana Prosecutions In Step Toward Legalization
7/24/2018 Bloomberg: NJ to Delay Marijuana Prosecutions In Step Toward LegalizationRead More
7/24/2018 Star Ledger: N.J. Won't Prosecute Many Weed Cases Until September - Big Step Toward Legalization
7/24/2018 Star Ledger: N.J. Won't Prosecute Many Weed Cases Until September - Big Step Toward LegalizationRead More
07/22/2018 Star Ledger Editorial Board Says Jersey City Is Right To Stop Senseless Marijuana Arrests
07/22/2018 Star Ledger Editorial Board Says Jersey City Is Right To Stop Senseless Marijuana ArrestsRead More
07/19/18 Jersey City's Marijuana Decriminalization Policy
07/19/18 Jersey City's Marijuana Decriminalization PolicyRead More
07/18/18 Chief Justice Rabner Issues Reform-Minded Report On Municipal Court Operations, Fines, And Fees
07/18/18 Chief Justice Rabner Issues Reform-Minded Report On Municipal Court Operations, Fines, And FeesRead More
06/20/18 Mayor Fulop Nominates Jake Hudnut To Be Jersey City Chief Prosecutor
06/20/18 Mayor Fulop Nominates Jake Hudnut To Be Jersey City Chief ProsecutorRead More
07/10/18 Jake Hudnut Sworn In Formally As Chief Prosecutor
07/10/18 Jake Hudnut Sworn In Formally As Chief ProsecutorRead More

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