Zoning & Rental Registration Office
Over the past few decades, the number of rentals within the Borough has been increasing. While most landlords have been conscientious about making certain that the units they rent are safe, provide basic services such as potable water, and are in compliance with our zoning regulations, there have been some situations where this has not been the case.
As an example of what could happen, several years ago a fire in a local business and it was discovered that there were nearly a dozen people living in their attic (with no fire escape and only a single means of egress).
To address these concerns, on February 14, 2017 the Borough Council Enacted Ordinance 2017-1029 which requires all rentals to be issued a Rental Certificate of Occupancy (RCO) by the Borough. The application for the RCO triggers an automatic inspection covering fire, zoning, building safety and other factors. Landlords in compliance will receive an RCO and those that are not in compliance will have to remediate the situation, or terminate the illegal rental. Fines for non-compliance, or failing to file for an RCO, are significant and repeat offenders can be fined up to $2,000 a day, in addition to civil penalties covering the cost of the relocation of tenants.
If you currently rent a room, unit, apartment, attic, house, etc., please complete and return an RCO application to the above address as soon as possible. If you no longer have a rental property within the Borough please inform us in writing.
The Zoning & Rental Registration Office is located in the the Construction Office.
Borough of Peapack & Gladstone
1 School Street, PO Box 218,
Peapack, NJ 07977
Sarah Jane Noll
Zoning Office Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm