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Borough Hall Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - Noon

Tax Collector's Office: Open until 6:30 PM on Mondays
Tax Assessor's Office: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Mondays

Housing Department

Lead Base Paint Info:

Effective July 22, 2022, single family and two-family homes must be inspected for lead-based paint hazards. 
The first inspection must take place no later than July 22, 2024.  

Review the summary of new law that requires lead-based paint programs for residential rental properties in Palmyra here.

You can find more information at on the Borough Website here   and at the NJ Department of Community Affairs-Lead Base Paint 

Liability Insurance Requirements:…/Ordinance-re-lead-paint-summary.pdf

New State Law requires all business owners and rental units carry liability insurance. Click here for more information.

Attention Landlords: rental property registration & inspection fee is $125.00.

Attention Homeowners: thinking of selling your home?  Effective April 1, 2014, Certificate of Occupancy inspections (on existing home re-sales) are now required.  That fee is also $125.00.

To schedule a rental property or Certificate of Occupancy inspection (on existing home re-sales) please call (856) 829-1096.

Registration forms are available at Palmyra Borough Hall or by selecting the following:

Rental Unit Registration Form

Completed Rental Unit Registration Forms and Certificate of Occupancy Inspection Applications should be turned in to Borough Hall along with the $125 fee.  Please register your rental unit with Housing Official Tracy Kilmer and submit your Certificate of Occupancy Application to Housing Official Tracy Kilmer.

Rental Unit and Certificate of Occupancy Property Inspection Checklist available by selecting the following:


Inspection Criteria

The Inspection Criteria, or the items to be inspected for satisfactory compliance by the Housing Inspectors, are long-standing codes and regulations previously adopted by the Borough – some as long as several decades ago.  No new codes, regulations or requirements were adopted!  These codes and regulations are basic quality of life issues and only require a minimum level of compliance with an emphasis on the protection of public health, safety and welfare.  The criteria inspected will be substantially comprised of elements from the 1980 version of the New Jersey State Housing Code and the 1996 version of the BOCA National Property Maintenance Code.

To learn more about these codes click on the following link, which can be found on our homepage.


Rental Property Forms

Rental Unit Registration Form

Please note that the registration fee is $125.00.

Supplemental Form for Rental Unit Registration

NJ DCA Landlord Identity Registration Statement & 1 and 2-unit Dwelling Registration Form

Certificate of Occupancy (existing home re-sale) Inspection Application

Flood Hazard Information:  Check Before You Buy 

Please note that the CO application fee is also $125.00.


Vacant Properties

The Borough is also attempting to battle the blight brought on by vacant and abandoned homes.  Most of these properties are bank-owned and have fallen into substantial disrepair.  An increase in Police calls for service, squatters, and thefts have forced the Borough to act.  These property owners are now required to register their homes and pay a hefty fee, which Borough Council hopes will incentivize the banks to sell these properties to responsible homeowners or fix-up them up.

Click for Vacant Property Ord No 2022-11

Click for Vacant Property Registration Form

This information can always be accessed in the future via the link below, which can be found on our homepage.

To schedule a rental property or Certificate of Occupancy inspection (on existing home re-sales) please call (856) 829-1096.