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 Annisia Cialone, Director PP, AICP, LEED AP

The Department of Housing, Economic Development & Commerce (HEDC) is led by Director Annisia Cialone. HEDC is responsible for planning and overseeing the orderly growth and development of Jersey City’s residential, commercial, non-profit, and industrial sectors through the coordination of agencies, comprehensive planning, regulation of land use, disbursement of state and federal grant funds, permitting, and code enforcement.

HEDC is also responsible for contributing to the public welfare and quality of life by supporting social services providers, staffing public boards, enforcing building codes, housing codes, rent and tenant laws, and issuing licenses to businesses.


To access the customer portal and set up an account, please visit:

Additional information, including instructions on how to create a customer account, can be found here.

The customer portal allows you to search the historical and active permits and licenses in the system. You can conduct a search even if you don't have a customer account. Click on "Public Search" as circled below and type in an address, record number, or keyword.

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The Interactive Development Map is a cartographic depiction of Jersey City's ongoing development. It displays all of Jersey City's Development with 10+ units, substantial commercial building, and civic facilities since 2000.

To access the map, click here.


Contact Info

HEDC's standard office hours are 8:30am-4:30pm. Please refer to the directory below for assistance.

If you are having issues getting in touch with any of our Divisions, please call or email the HEDC Director’s office at 201-547-5070 or [email protected]. Staff is available to help.

 Division Phone Number   Email Address
 Affordable Housing  (201) 547-5169  [email protected]
 City Planning  (201) 547-5010  [email protected]
 Commerce  (201) 547-5578  [email protected]
 Community Development  (201) 547-6910  [email protected]
 Construction Code  (201) 547-5055  [email protected]
 Economic Development  (201) 547-6567  [email protected]
 Housing Preservation  (201) 547-5127  [email protected]
 Zoning  (201) 547-4832  [email protected] 


We're Hiring!

HEDC is always looking for hardworking and dedicated employees to join our team.  We currently have the following positions open in our Department. If you are interested please click the links for more information.

HEDC Director's Office:

Division of City Planning:

Division of Community Development:

Division of Construction Code:

Division of Housing Preservation:

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HEDC Initiatives

Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop highlighted some of HEDC's initiatives and accomplishments in his 2024 State of the City Address on March 21st, 2024. A recording of his address can be viewed below.

Contact Info

  • phone(201)-547-5070
  • One Jackson Square (364 MLK Drive)
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Annisia Cialone, Director

    Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

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