COVID Update: Housing

RESALE & RENTAL INSPECTION PROCEDURE DURING COVID-19 RESTRICTION PERIOD

Due to the pandemic we are only conducting Certificates of Occupancy inspections on homes and apartments that are vacant of people and furniture for a minimum of 48 hours.
You may apply by downloading the resale or rental application on the township website and selecting the online forms tab. Please complete the application in its entirety and mail it to the Housing Office along with a check or money order. No cash or credit is accepted. Also on the website is a list of items that will be inspected found here: (https://monroetownshipnj.org/online-forms-2/)

Please allow at least three days after mailing to call for an inspection date.

All inspections are being conducted between the hours of 9am and 3pm. You can leave the door open and wait in your vehicle or return later to secure the property. No lock box will be used. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE HOME. The inspector will leave the C/O on the kitchen counter if it passes or the violation notice if it fails.

If a re-inspection is needed please mail a copy of the violation notice along with a check or money order for $25 to the Housing Office and call at least three days after mailing to set up the re-inspection date. We are about 8 working days out for inspections.
Any questions please call 856-728-9800 extension 289 or 296.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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The Housing office performs inspections on both rental units and dwellings at the time of resale in Monroe Township.

Rental Units must be registered each year by April 1st to avoid a penalty, and the application can be found on the Township website in the forms section.  An inspection will be held yearly for each rental unit.

  • In addition, if there is a change of tenant, the landlord must apply for and pay for a new inspection and have it performed and pass prior to the new tenant moving in to avoid a penalty.

Resale Inspections take place at the change of each ownership for dwellings in Monroe Township, and the application can be found on the Township website in the forms section.  An inspection shall be performed prior to the change of ownership, and a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued following a passing inspection.

  • For  As-Is Sales
    • A copy of the cover sheet of the contract is required at application along with the clause that the buyer is responsible for all Certificates and Inspections in order to allow the buyer to schedule.
    • Once the inspection takes place, and if it fails, the buyer will be able to complete an Affidavit in the office stating that they will be taking responsibility for all items on the list that the inspection failed for.  The Affidavit will be required to be Notarized (free of charge by our Clerk’s office with the Affidavit fee paid to the Housing Office).
    • The completed Affidavit and fee will allow for Certificate of Transfer Ownership only with No Occupancy, and will cover the reinspection for the Certificate of Occupancy once all repairs have been made.

If you have any questions, please contact our Office at the Contact Information at the Top of this page.(856) 728-9800 ext. 289 or 296

To register a foreclosure property (or to file a citizen complaint regarding a property issue), please visit http://community.prochamps.com/nj/gloucester/monroe-township.  Any questions with respect to registration requirements, registration status, etc. should be directed to SUPPORT@PROCHAMPS.COM.  

Staff:

Director, Ralph Manfredi

Housing Inspector, Dan Kozak

Technical Assistant to Construction Official and Acting Zoning Official, Tara Park

Zoning Officer