Local Code Enforcement


All notifications and/or complaints of Vacant or Abandoned Properties in the Borough of Roselle can be directed to the Code Enforcement Division by calling (908) 634-4509 or (908) 259-3029.

Vacant & Abandoned Property Inquiry Flyer

Code Enforcement is a subdivision of the Administration Department of the Borough of Roselle and reports to the Borough Administrator.

The Borough of Roselle recognizes the vital importance of preserving a high quality of life throughout the community and has adopted local codes and ordinances that govern the proper use and maintenance of private properties. The Code Enforcement Division's main objectives are to:

  • Protect property owner's investments
  • Promote public health, safety and welfare
  • Enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods
  • Educate residents
  • Perform community outreach

“Working Together to Provide a Safe & Attractive Community”

The Mission of the Code Enforcement Division is to serve the citizens of Roselle by ensuring compliance with all adopted City codes through providing effective public contact and education, building cooperative partnerships throughout our community, and enforcing the law in an equitable and impartial manner.

Our goal is to promote a positive image of Code Enforcement to our community and our allied City Departments by fostering a culture that is helpful, approachable, knowledgeable and of the highest integrity.

You Can View The Borough Zoning Map Here

Please also check the following updated development plans if you are constructing in any of these areas:

Effective January 1, 2015, in accordance with the Borough of Roselle Rental Property Licensing and Compliance ordinance number 2484-2014, all rental units in the Borough of Roselle are to be licensed annually. The fee shall be $50 per rental unit. All rental property owners must apply for licensing starting January 1, 2015 and must be received no later than January 31, 2015 (or late violations and penalties shall apply). if you are not renting all or a portion of your property or you are claiming to be exempt, you still must complete the form indicating owner information. If you are exempt, there is no fee.

The Rental Property Licensing and Compliance Application along with a copy of the ordinance is available in the Online Forms section.

You must also apply for a Certificate of Use when there is a change of tenancy (Section 90-10). The form is available in the Online Forms section.

On August 21, 2014, the Borough of Roselle passed Ordinance Number 2500-14, an amendment to the Code of the Borough of Roselle Amending Chapter 54 entitled "Vacant and Abandoned Property Management and Registration". All such properties must be registered with the Borough of Roselle. View Registration Form Here. For a list of requirements for the condition of the property, view the complete ordinance here.


210 Chestnut St., 1st Floor, Roselle, NJ 07203
Monday-Friday: 9am - 4:30pm

Code Enforcement Officers
Valerie Watson
(Office): 908-259-4509 
(Email): vwatson@boroughofroselle.com

Walter Wimbush
(Phone): 908-259-3003
(Email): wwimbush@boroughofroselle.com

Rawle Jones
(Phone): 908-259-3032
(Email): jonesr@boroughofroselle.com

Kiree Close: 
(Phone): 908-259-3032
(Email): closek@boroughofroselle.com 

Sanitation Inspector:
Jonathan Davis 
(Phone): 732-882-3308
(Email): jdavis@boroughofroselle.com 

Department Clerk
Alondra Laguer Santiago
(Office): 908-259-3059
(Email): asantiago@boroughofroselle.com