Rent Control Board

Rent Control Board Composition and Terms

(1) The Board shall consist of seven members who shall be appointed by the governing body by resolution. The members shall be comprised of three tenants and one homeowner who is neither a landlord or tenant, and three landlords who shall reside or own property covered by this Ordinance. For reasons of continuity and in the best interests of the public, the terms of the first members appointed pursuant to this subsection shall be staggered terms of one-, two-, three-, and four-year term appointments, with three members receiving four-year terms. Thereafter the term of office of the members of the Board shall be for four years each.

(2) In addition to the seven regular members, the governing body shall appoint two alternate members to the Board. The alternate members shall be one landlord who resides in or owns property covered by this Ordinance and one tenant, who resides in Montclair and does not own property covered by this Ordinance. The term of an alternate member shall be two (2) years. An alternate member shall be entitled to sit with, and participate as a member, in any meeting of or hearing before the Board. An alternate member who has attended the full hearing or hearings on a specific matter may vote upon any determination made during the absence or disqualification of any regular member.

(3) Members of the Board shall serve without compensation.

For a complete description of the roles and responsibilities of the Rent Control Board, please see pages 6-8 of the Rent Control Ordinance.

If you are interested in serving on the Rent Control Board, download the application form, complete, and submit to:

Municipal Clerk's Office
205 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

For questions, please contact the Municipal Clerk at 973-509-4900.