Mission & Purpose
RENT LEVELING DIVISION
RENT LEVELING BOARD
The Rent Leveling Board cannot arbitrate matters that are not part of Chapter 218, Rent Control & Conversion General Ordinances of the City of East Orange. The local law does not address many other aspects of landlord-tenant relationships. For example, we do not have jurisdiction to adjudicate alleged breaches of a rental agreement, which must be decided in the appropriate court. The Rent Leveling Board also cannot hear cases concerning issues of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, as such matters are outside of our jurisdiction. On the Rent Control web page listed resources there are listings of organization for help resolving these kinds of problems.
The Rent Leveling Board provides counseling information on subjects that are covered by the Rent Ordinance ONLY. Please understand that our staff CANNOT provide legal advice and have been directed to let you know when your question is one that should correctly be answered by counsel. Please note that you do not heed a lawyer to file a petition with the Rent Leveling Board.
Submitting Applications (Click Here for Forms & Applications)
All applications must be submitted in person to the Department of Property Maintenance located at:
East Orange City Hall
44 City Hall Plaza, 3rd floor
East Orange, NJ 07018
Paying Application Fees
Any associated fees must be made payable to the City of East Orange by:
- Certified check
- Money order
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Section 8 housing voucher statewide waiting list is open. The DCA will accept applications for this waiting list from January 17, 2023 9:00 AM until February 3, 2023 5:00 PM. For online application click here