Housing

NJ Eviction Moratorium Information


Buying / Selling a Building or Property

Due to the risk of spreading COVID-19, the Town of Boonton will suspend all home fire inspections until further notice. Those selling their houses should download the guidelines and application for home fire inspections here. While you cannot currently have a fire inspection, you can take the first steps by filling out and having the application form notarized. Please contact Patrick Laverty - plaverty@boonton.org | 973-402-9410 ext. 632 - with questions.


Vacant and Abandoned Property Register

The Town of Boonton has partnered with PROCHAMPS to administer its Vacant and Abandoned Property Registration process. In order to comply with the Town's Vacant and Abandoned Property Ordinance all owners / mortgagees / trustees of vacant and abandoned properties must register online via PROCHAMPS.COM and pay a registration fee.  

Customer support questions should be directed to support@prochamps.com or 321-421-6639.


Rental Properties

Residential Rental Registration

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


Type Fee
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
  1. Patrick Laverty

    Code Enforcement/ Prop. Maint./ Zoning
    Phone: 973 402-9410, ext. 632

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 with regard to recycling and waste / bulky item disposal.

To help prevent this from happening and help you educate your tenants BEFORE violations occur, we created a Boonton Renter's Guide. Please provide your tenants with a copy of this resource upon signing a lease.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.