The Mayor and City Council established regulations for rental units within the City of Lambertville to ensure that they are in compliance with City Code and other applicable laws and regulations prior to individuals and families occupying them.
The ordinance requires an annual landlord registration statement, which limits the maximum number of persons who may inhabit a dwelling unit and establishes minimum standards for room occupancy. In addition, the ordinance establishes a criteria of occupancy requirement violations as well as penalties for noncompliance. The Ordinance took effect April 10, 2006. A Landlord Registration Statement must be filed with the City Clerk's Office for every building containing one or more rental units occupied by one or more tenants. In addition, within 20 days of a change, an amended application must be filed with the City's Clerk.
The New Jersey Uniform Fire Code 5:70-2.3 states "One or two family dewlling units are required to obtain a Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Alarm & Fire Extinguisher Compliance certification when structure is sold leased, or otherwise made subject to a change in occupany for residential purposes."
If you are a Multi-family housing unit and renting an apartment, you MUST file the Landlord Registration form.
The Landlord Registration Renewal Form must be filed with the City Clerk no later than March 30th and must be accompanied by a $50 fee.
Click here for a copy of the Landlord Registration Renewal Form. Click here for the Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoixide Alarm & Fire Extinguisher Compliance Inspection Forms.
Please mail or drop off the completed applications to the City Clerk, 18 York Street, Lambertville, New Jersey 08530.