BA John Metro
John Metro, Business Administrator

The Department of Administration manages the day-to-day operations of the City under the direction of the Business Administrator.

As defined by the New Jersey state statute known as "The Faulkner Act", the Business Administrator is the highest-ranking non-elected official in the City. Much like the Chief Operating Officer of a large corporation, the Business Administrator is the senior manager of City operations and is responsible for the effective implementation of the Mayor’s policies and directives.

Chapter 3 of the Jersey City Municipal Code specifies that "the Business Administrator shall under the direction and supervision of the Mayor": 

  •  Assist in the preparation of the budget.
  • Administer a purchasing and general service system.

  • Supervise the activities of those divisions and offices within the department.

  • Perform such other duties as the Mayor may prescribe.

 There are 15 divisions and 4 offices within the Department of Administration:

Office of the Business Administrator
Management & Budget
Purchasing & Central Services
Real Estate
Utility Management
Risk Management
Information Technology
Municipal Court
Public Defender
Tax Collector
Accounts & Control
Treasury & Debt Management



Abatement & Compliance
Diversity & Inclusion
Office of Innovation

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-5147
  • fax(201) 547-4833
  • City Hall
    Room 108
    280 Grove Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

    John Metro, Business Administrator

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