General Information

Kenneth Anderson
Code Enforcement Officer
(732) 244-7400 ext. 1237
Fax: 732-244-6227

Lisa Buchanan
Clerical Assistant
(732) 244-7400 ext. 1238

The primary concern of the Code Enforcement Office is maintaining a safe and clean environment in Berkeley Township.

The Code Enforcement Office would like to remind residents about a few things that are helpful in maintaining a safe and clean environment in Berkeley Township:

  • It is required that all homes and businesses have their street numbers displayed in a manner that will aid emergency personnel in the event of an emergency situation.
  • Remember to annually check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • A reminder that garbage, recyclables and bulk items should not be placed outside for pick-up until 4:00 pm the day prior to the scheduled pick-up date. Also, Ordinance 35-89:23, membrane structures (portable structures) cannot be left on the property any longer than 72 hours and cannot be used for habitation or storage.

A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is required when anyone is selling or renting a home. Applications are available below or can be picked up at the Code Enforcement Office Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions, complaints, concerns or comments at (732) 244-7400 ext. 238.

Also, a reminder to residents that all complaints brought to the attention of the Code Enforcement Office will remain anonymous.

Rental/Resale Inspections

Any time you rent or sell your home in Berkeley Township, you must apply for a Certificate of Occupancy. For rental property owners, this applies every time the tenant changes.

ALL Transfer of Titles, Rentals AND Resales in age restricted communities REQUIRE an ORIGINAL approval letter from the Homeowners Association.  (Original signature -no duplicates or copies).

The following requirement regarding battery-operated  Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms will be enforced:  REQUIREMENTS

Starting May 19th, Smoke/Carbon/Fire Extinguisher Certification fees will be increased to $40.

Landlord Registration

Any property owner renting a home in Berkeley Township must be registered as a landlord, as per New Jersey State Statue. You can register as a landlord with the Berkeley Township Clerk's Office.  The form is available below or can be picked up in the Clerk's Office.

Property Maintenance

Berkeley Township has a property maintenance code, which can be found in Chapter 12 of the Municipal Code Book:
Municipal Code Book