Vernon Township

21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462
Phone: 973.764.4055

Long Term Rentals

The Township of Vernon has contracted with Host Compliance/Granicus
As of August 30, 2021, Ordinance #21-23, Long-Term Rentals, will take effect. All rental properties in Vernon Township that are rented to one occupant (individual or family) for 30 days or more, must be registered with the township.

Compliance Steps:
  • Register your property and pay the yearly registration fee of $75.00.
    In addition, the property will also be checked for outstanding taxes, sewer payments and building permits and inspections. Anything that is outstanding will prevent your registration from being completed and you will not be inspected. Once it is inspected, you will receive a Vernon Township registration decal that must be displayed from inside the dwelling so that it can be seen from the street.
  • Contact the Fire Prevention Bureau and pay the inspection fee and schedule the inspection. Inspections are required for rental properties under New Jersey state law. Your rental property will not be considered legal until it is registered and inspected by the fire marshal.
  • This registration process will satisfy the requirements of N.J.S.A. 46:8-28, which require every landlord of rental property to file a registration form (statement) with either the township clerk’s office or the state of New Jersey.

Visit the Host Compliance/Granicus website 
to begin the registration and payment process.

It is our hope that property owners will be in compliance with the Vernon Township ordinances as soon as possible and remain that way. The township does not want to be forced to take legal action for failure to comply. Fines for non-compliance range from $100 to $500 per violation. If you have any questions, please contact the Vernon Township Administrator, at 973.764.4055, ext. 2275.


Residents who believe a neighboring property is not in compliance with Vernon’s long term rental ordinance may call 973.764.4055 ext 2273 to report suspected violations.


Vernon Township

21 Church Street
Vernon, NJ 07462

Phone: 973.764.4055 

Township Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Emergencies Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergencies Dial 973-764-6155


Current Agendas

Township Council

Land Use Board