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Rent Control


Most rental units in New Brunswick are regulated by the City’s Rent Control Ordinance.
The Rent Control Office Informational Brochure is available for download.

Rental increases are restricted to the annual rental increase allowed by ordinance, unless:

  • The unit was approved for a vacancy decontrol
  • The unit is classified as exempt by the rent control ordinance

ALL REGULATED UNITS MUST REGISTER BY APRIL 1,  EVERY YEAR!
2019 Allowable Annual Increase:       2.5%
2018 Allowable Annual Increase:       2.5 %
2017 Allowable Annual Increase:       2.5 %
2016 Allowable Annual Increase:       2.6%
2015 Allowable Annual Increase:       2.6%
2014 Allowable Annual Increase:       2.5%

Registration Fee:  $25 per unit
Late Fee if filed after April 30:  $5 per unit additional ($30 total per unit)
Owners of unregistered units are subject to summonses and fines.
Registration forms, decontrol forms and other information can be found here.

Rent Control Office Contacts:
Maria Cody,  Rent Control Administrator
mcody@cityofnewbrunswick.org
Phone: 732.745.5050
Fax: 732.565.7532

Patricia Rivera, Rent Control Officer
privera@cityofnewbrunswick.org
Phone: 732.745.5050
Fax: 732.565.7532