Jake Hudnut PhotoThe Jersey City Municipal Prosecutor has broad oversight over the city’s law- and code-enforcement matters and leads the Public Safety Division of Quality-of-Life (QOL). QOL is a team of over 65 attorneys, inspectors, officers, and other specialized support staff committed to solving residents’ problems and reducing public nuisance, neighborhood blight, and other disorder.

Visit the units and offices below to learn more about QOL’s works. 

Offices, Units and Programs


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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.


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.

Click here to report an issue. 

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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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Quality-of-Life Taskforce

The 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.



Contact Info

  • phone(201) 209-6755
  • fax(201) 459-9173
  • 365 Summit Avenue, Suite 219
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    Jacob V. Hudnut 
    Municipal Prosecutor & Chief

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