Residential Rental Registration

Apartment For Rent Sign

By law, all residential housing/apartment(s) must be registered with the Town by AUGUST 1st of each year (§ 218-4).

Registration Process

  1. Review the  Rental Registration Form carefully to ensure all information is correct on page 1.
  2. Be sure to include all updated phone numbers and contact information.
  3. Complete the required fields on page two of the form and sign.  
  4. Print legibly and spell the names correctly of ALL tenants, including children. 
  5. Tenant information MUST be supplied even if the tenants have not changed from the prior year.
  6. Return the completed registration form along with the appropriate fee no later than August 1st.
  7. Make the check payable to the “Town of Boonton”

Registration Fees

Three (3) or more housing units per building

$20 per unit

One (1) or two (2) housing units per building

$25 per unit

Owner occupied unit only

No fee - $0

Late or Non-Registration & Fines

Please know that as Owner in Fee, a late registration will place you in violation of Boonton’s residential property ordinance which is subject to a fine up to $2000.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and please do not hesitate to call should have any additional questions.

Renter's Guide

In 2016, the town began tracking code violations as they relate to rental properties.  Our findings concluded that large numbers of violations were caused by well-intended renters who simply didn’t know town rules.  This was especially the case around recycling and waste / bulky item disposal.

To help prevent this from happening and help you educate your tenants BEFORE violations occur, we created the first edition of a Boonton Renter’s Guide.  I hope you will refer this resource to your tenants and make copies to share with them upon signing a lease.

If you have suggestions about what else should appear in the Renter’s Guide, please do not hesitate to call the Mayor at (973) 402-9410 x 622 or via e-mail

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.