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Rent Leveling and Stabilization

The office staff assists landlords and tenants in understating the impact the Municipal Rent Control Ordinance, Chapter 155, may have on their properties and apartments. Technical assistance is provided on a wide variety of rental issues which cover such matters as: which apartments are subject to local rent control laws; what is the legal base rent; what rent increases the law permits; annual cost of living adjustments; tax surcharges; water/sewer surcharges; capital improvement surcharges; hardship increases; vacancy decontrol and annual registration requirements. Files on all residential properties are maintained for public inspection if owners and/or tenants have questions regarding a particular property.

Annual Registration

Annual Property Registration for all property owners of a single family, condominium, multiple dwelling units, and or mixed-use buildings is now available online via the SDL Portal.  

If you completed a Property Registration in the SDL Portal in 2023, you will be Renewing your Annual Registration, please review the instructions HERE. If you are registering your property for the first time in the SDL Portal, use the instructions HERE.

Click HERE to create or access your SDL account.

For any SDL related questions, please email sdlrc@hobokennj.gov. Please allow some time for processing. We appreciate your patience.

Request an Appeal

Renters and landlords can now file a request for appeal to the Rent Leveling & Stabilization Board online. To submit an application, go to https://hoboken.seamlessdocs.com/f/RequestforAppeal.


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In conjunction with this office, a 9 person citizen board convenes bi-monthly to review appeals, uphold City ordinances, and pass regulations. Find out more.


The City of Hoboken offers free legal counsel on housing matters to renters in need through Tenant Advocate Andrew Sobel, Esq. For more information, click here.


Tenants’ Rights in New Jersey: A Legal Handbook for New Jersey Tenants.

Truth in Renting Booklet: Truth in Renting Booklet

The Waterfront Project, Inc.

Address: 830 Bergen Avenue, Suite 4A Jersey City, NJ 07306

Phone: 551-256-7578

The Waterfront Project, Inc. – A free legal center serving Hudson County


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