I own a three family in JC. I've heard that in general it necessary to register apartments/leases with localities NJ. I already have a green card (no longer an actual physical green card) registration with the state. However when I try to figure out who to register my units with on the local level, I hit a brick wall. I've tried a few different offices.
I walked into the JC Division of Landlord / Tenant Relations, and asked. They only care about building with five units or more, that might be subject to rent regulation. They didn't care about my three unit. I went into JC City Hall and asked at the front desk, they had no idea. This comes into play when trying to do an eviction, so I called the housing court office in the Hudson County courthouse. They had no idea.
So does anyone know who it is, or does JC/Hudson County not care about rentals in 1-4 family buildings. I haven't had to do an eviction yet. I don't want to put myself behind the eight ball if I do.
Any help appreciated.
Have you tied the JC Building Department @Michael Wolffs ? I have conducted closings for three-families in JC and they do in fact require a green card (though not a physical one as you said)
@Dan Barli , I did a heavy renovation of the building, and was living in the buildings department for a while. They inspected the building, and I got the C of O from them. But no mention of other registration or registering leases.
It's called "Certificate of Registration"
It can be printed here:
@Paresh P. Thanks. The link got a bit crunched, but I was able to find the document.
To follow up, I called the city clerk's office, and asked them about this. For more than two units, as long as I've done the registration/inspection with the state (what used to be the green card process), I'm good. One or two unit rentals need to be registered with the city.
I think this puts this question to bed. Thanks.