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The Housing Office regulates rental properties in the Borough of Bernardsville by certifying landlords are in compliance with the New Jersey State Minimum Housing Standards.


  • Ensure all rental properties within the borough are registered
  • Perform annual inspections to be sure rental units meet the minimum standards for habitability
  • Assist tenants and landlords with any issues regarding code requirements for living standards

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Q:

    How long does an inspection take?


    An inspection normally takes between 10-30 minutes, depending on the size of the unit and conditions.

  • Q:

    Does the landlord have to be present?


    No. The tenant or any adult representative may be present for the inspection.

  • Q:

    What is the fee for registration?


    The fee is $100.00 for each rental unit; this fee includes the registration and the initial inspection. If the property fails the initial inspection the Landlord will be given a list of violations and the property will be re-inspected. If there are still violations at re-inspection, a third inspection will be required; a fee of $50.00 must be paid prior to the third inspection.

  • Q:

    What are the requirements for the fire extinguisher?

    • It must be listed, labeled and charged.
    • The size shall be no less than 2A:10B:C weighing no more than 10 pounds.
    • The mounting hardware supplied by the manufacturer MUST be used.
    • The extinguisher must be installed with 10 feet of the kitchen.
    • The top of the extinguisher must be no more than 5 feet above the floor.
    • The extinguisher must be visible and in a readily accessible location free from being blocked by furniture, storage or other items.
    • The extinguisher must be mounted near a room exit, or travel path that provides egress to the exterior.
    • The extinguisher must be installed with the operating instructions clearly visible.
  • Q:

    My units are registered with the State as a Multiple Dwelling, do I still need to register?


    Yes. The units will still need an annual inspection, as well as the five year inspection provided by the State Bureau of Housing.



Rental Inspector:
Tel: (908) 766-3000 ext.129

Clerical, Rental Housing Scheduling, General Questions
Tel: (908) 766-3000 ext.129

Borough Hall
166 Mine Brook Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
2nd Floor, adjacent to the Courtroom
Follow Orange Signs Labeled: Rental Registration To The Conference Room

Tel: (908) 766-3000
Fax: (908) 766-2401

Hours of Operation:
Office: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Office Hours 12:30pm - 4:30pm , Phone Calls 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Inspections: Tues & Thurs, between 9am - 1pm

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