Bayonne Reminds Property Owners of Heat & Hot Water Requirements

The Bayonne Health Division would like to remind property owners that Bayonne Health Regulations Chapter 21-11.1 requires them to furnish heat at a minimum of 68 degrees Fahrenheit during the period from October 1 to May 1.  

The Health Division would also like to remind property owners that Bayonne Health Regulations Chapter 21-13.1 requires them to provide an adequate supply of running hot water at a minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. daily. 

The City of Bayonne has regulations about heat and hot water, in order to provide for the health and comfort of the city’s residents and workers.  The regulations are intended to prevent people from freezing in their dwellings and workplaces during the cold weather.  The City of Bayonne also requires that hot water be available for sanitary reasons throughout the year.  The only exceptions allowed are cases in which mutual, written agreements exist to vary from the legal requirements. The City of Bayonne has the authority to enforce the regulations.  Property owners and employers who violate the regulations are subject to fines.  The Health Division urges all of those responsible for residences and workplaces to ensure that they are in compliance with all relevant regulations.  

Tenants and workers who are not being supplied with heat or hot water during the times and dates specified by law should report these problems to the City of Bayonne.  During workdays, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., tenants and workers should call the Health Division at 201-858-6100.  On nights, weekends, and holidays, tenants and workers should report the lack of heat or hot water to the Bayonne Police Department at 201-858-6900.

The Health Division is part of the Bayonne Department of Municipal Services.