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Yes. Whenever there is a change of ownership, homeowners are required to register with the Bureau of Rental Housing Inspection. The property owner shall have the property inspected and obtain a one-time Certificate of Inspection for Rental compliance.
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No. Princeton does not have rent control.
Yes, however, room and flat rentals require Zoning Department approval first. Please contact the Zoning Department at 609-921-1359 before registering with the Bureau of Rental Housing Inspection.
All rental properties should be registered with the Bureau of Rental Housing Inspection. Multiple-family dwellings that contain interior common areas, such as hallways, laundry rooms, or basements, must have a fire inspection of the common areas once per year. Please contact the Bureau of Fire Safety for more information. The individual apartments, however, are required to be registered and inspected by the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs.
Single and two family rental properties are inspected every two years and are issued a Certificate of Compliance that is valid for two years from the date of inspection, even if you have a change in tenants during that time. Owner-occupied exempt rentals are required to obtain a Certificate of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Alarm, and Kitchen Fire Extinguisher whenever there is a change of tenants.
Please contact the Bureau of Rental Housing Inspection at 609-454-4756 to be sure you apply for the correct certificate.
Inspection fees will be invoiced when all inspections are complete.
Payments may be made by check, made payable to “Princeton”
Please remember to include the invoice number in the memo section of your check.
Mail your payment to:
Bureau of Rental Housing Inspections
One Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540