DIVISION OF HOUSING  PRESERVATION

Historic brownstones on Bergen Avenue***In response to Coronavirus – COVID-19***
Until further notice, the Office of Housing Preservation will be conducting only emergency life safety inspections.

If you have a housing emergency, please call 201-547-4821.

Be sure to leave your name, telephone number, and the nature of the emergency.


The Division of Housing Preservation is responsible for the preservation of existing housing in Jersey City. The Division’s Office of Housing Code Enforcement ensures that properties occupied by Jersey City’s residents meet the standards required by the Jersey City Property Maintenance Code (Chapter 254). The Jersey City Rent Control Ordinance (Chapter 260) is enforced by the Office of Landlord/Tenant Relations.




 The Division also oversees the permitting of Short-term Rentals and enforcement of the Short-term Rental Ordinance (Chapter 255)
For more information about Short-term Rental Permits, click below.

Department Contact Info

  • phone201-547-4821
  • Division of Housing Preservation
    342 Martin Luther King Drive
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    Dinah Hendon, Director
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