DCA Service Portal

About Us

Welcome to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Service Portal.

The DCA Service Portal was created to provide online access to secure web-based system applications associated with DCA programs and services that are offered to local governments, nonprofit community organizations, and businesses and individuals.

We ask that you check back for new applications as the Department offers new online services as the Portal continues to improve and expand. Available applications are below. Please note, some applications will require user registration to request access to DCA applications.

Elevator Safety

The Elevator Safety Unit registers all elevator devices in the State of New Jersey as required by the elevator subcode, which is regulated under the Uniform Construction Code in Subchapter 12.

The Elevator Safety (ELSA) application was created to provide online access for building owners to make it easier to register new buildings and new installed devices, transfer ownership, and amend registration information. ELSA allows users to manage their accounts, look up and print bills and inspection reports, print certificates of passing inspections, and pay annual inspection bills, registration and penalty fees.

The ELSA application can be used to register the following elevator devices (hydraulic, traction, winding drum, roped hydraulic, rack & pinion and limited use limited access), escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters, wheel chair lifts, chair lifts and man lifts.  

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Housing Inspection

The Bureau of Housing Inspection oversees the registration and periodic inspection of hotels, motels and multiple dwellings as mandated under the Hotel and Multiple Dwelling Law, to ensure the health, safety and welfare of residents, guests and the general public.

This portal provides online access to properties on file with Housing Inspection. Users may look up, print, and pay bills; view or print inspection reports, certificates of registration, certificates of inspection and judgments. Owners or authorized agents may register new properties, transfer ownership, update information, request an extension of time to abate violations or request an administrative hearing. Click Enter to get started.

Exempt multiple dwellings from P.L. 2021, c. 182 (Lead-based Paint Inspections in Rental Dwellings)

Townhouse Fee Simple Exempt Properties (Not Subject to BHI Inspections)

BHI property database for the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) purposes

Annual Certification

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