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(732) 222-8221

910 Oceanport Way
PO Box 370
Oceanport, NJ 07757

Code enforcement


Timothy P. Griffin
Code Enforcement Officer

Housing Inspector

(732) 222-8221 option 
(732) 222-0904 FAX

Report A Concern
Effective October 18, 2021

All Sales/rentals shall be required to apply for a Smoke/CO certificate inspection.

Complete the application online HERE


- Rental Certificates
- Resale Certificates
- New Tenant Certificates

Code Enforcement Responsibilities

  • Inspection of all dwellings for resale and rentals in accordance with Oceanport Borough ordinances and International Property Maintenance Code.
  • Property maintenance inspection of all buildings within the borough in the event of a written complaint[s].

Property Transfer

All dwellings or commercial buildings being offered for resale in the Borough of Oceanport must be inspected and approved by the Housing Inspector/Construction Official.   All necessary forms can be found on the Applications & Forms section at the link in the right column.


All rental residential dwellings must be inspected upon every tenant change – in accordance with Borough Code 295-2. The inspection process begins with the Certificate application. All Landlords are required to have a Property/Tenant Transfer Inspection upon the change of any occupant. 

Property/Tenant Transfer Inspection GUIDE

CLICK HERE for a brief description of what the Inspector will look for, however it is not limited to just these items.

Changes to the Fire Code for Residential Rental and Resale Properties

Please be advised that important changes have been made recently to the NJ Uniform Fire Code that affect both residential rental properties and residential properties that are being resold.  These inspection changes help to reduce the fire risk to occupants that are typical to residential properties.

Smoke Alarms

Ten-year sealed battery-powered single station smoke alarms are now required for any residential property transfer.  Any residential rental property currently utilizing detectors that have replaceable batteries MUST BE REPLACED with the ten year sealed battery type. This includes combination detectors (smoke/carbon monoxide). You may not replace any A.C. powered single or multiple station smoke alarms with battery-powered smoke alarms.   A/C-powered smoke alarms shall be accepted as meeting all the requirements as of January 1st, 2019.  See N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19 for full explanation of the requirements. 

Fire Extinguishers

Portable fire extinguishers must be installed within 10 feet of the kitchen and located in the path of egress within full view and readily accessible.  They must be mounted so that the top is not more than 5 feet above the floor using the manufacturer's hanging bracket with the operating instructions clearly visible.  The owner’s manual must be provided during the inspection and left for the new occupant. 

The extinguisher shall be an approved listed and labeled type with a minimum rating of 2A-10B:C and no more than 10 pounds.  Please note that anything less than a 3 lb. extinguisher will NOT satisfy this requirement.   The extinguisher must also be serviced and tagged as operational by a certified Division of Fire Safety contractor within the past 12 months or the seller must have a receipt for a recently purchased extinguisher.  Again see N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19 section (e) for the full explanation of the requirements. 

N.J.A.C. 5:29-1.1

- Single Family/Two-Family Dwellings
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 46:8-28 and 46:8-29, the form prescribed by this subchapter is required to be given by landlords to tenants in single unit dwellings and in two – unit dwellings that are not owner-occupied and to be filed in the office of the Municipal Clerk of the municipality in which any such single unit dwelling or two-unit dwelling is situated. Click HERE to complete the required form.

- Multiple Dwelling Structures (3 or more)
Tenants in multiple dwellings are required to be given a copy of the certificate of registration filed with the Bureau of Housing Inspection in accordance with N.J.S.A. 55:13A-12, N.J.S.A. 46:8-28 and N.J.A.C. 5:10-1.11. 

Landlords should contact the Bureau of Housing Inspection, P.O. Box 810, Trenton, New Jersey 08625 - (609) 633-6240 for registration applications for buildings with three or more dwelling units)