Multi-Dwelling Unit Inspections


Certificate of Habitability Inspections:

In accordance with Township of Mount Olive Ordinance Chapter 430. Multiple-Dwelling Units, The Environmental Division performs inspections of Multi-Dwelling Residential Units (three or more rental units) upon change of tenant. These inspection ensure that apartments meet the minimum standards as described within N.J.A.C. 5:10 - Maintenance of Hotels and Multi-Dwellings, and do not pose a threat to the health, safety, and welfare of their tenants, owners, nor the community.

Landlord/Tenant Complaint Investigations:

The Environmental Division also investigates complaints related to the provisions described within N.J.A.C. 5:10 - Maintenance of Hotels and Multi-Dwellings. If you would like a complaint investigated, please contact the Health Department at (973) 691-0900 Ext. 7330.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  1. What should I do if I have a complaint against my Landlord? Submit in writing your concern to the responsible party (Property Owner/Manager) and allow a reasonable amount of time for the matter to be abated. If the issue does not resolve, contact the Health Department at (973) 691-0900, Ext. 7330 to file a formal complaint.
  2. I own a property with three rental units. Does it need to be inspected and registered? Any residential structure containing three or more units is considered a multi-dwelling structure. In accordance with Township Ordinance Chapter 430. Multiple-Dwelling Units, all multi-dwelling unit are to be inspected by the Health Department upon change of tenant. Additionally, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:10 - Maintenance of Hotels and Multi-Dwellings, multi-dwelling properties are to register with the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affair’s Bureau of Rental Housing Inspection. For additional information, please visit: FAQs: Hotels, Motels and Multiple Dwellings.
  3. What should I do if I have mold in my apartment? Mold can be a health concern; as it is an allergen and can increase health risk for the very young, elderly, and those with pre-existing conditions. Unfortunately, it is not known how much mold exposure is needed to cause health issues. Also, there are no standards, regulations, or guidelines to base a health determination or exposure. The Township of Mount Olive Health Department will only investigate mold complaints resulting from structural deficiencies such as water leaks, plumbing issues, etc. Please note: the Health Department does not test for the presence of mold. For additional information regarding mold, please visit: NJDOH - Environmental Health (Mold).