The Bayonne Health Division is reminding property owners of heat and hot water requirements that will take effect on Saturday, October 1st.
Health Regulations Chapter 21-11.1 requires property owners to furnish heat at a
minimum of 68 degrees between October 1st and May 1st of each year, the mayor’s office noted.
In a similar vein, Health Regulations Chapter 21-13.1 requires them to provide an adequate
supply of running hot water at a minimum temperature of 120 degrees between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. daily.
The city 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.
Additionally, the city has the authority to enforce the regulations and property owners and employers who violate the regulations are subject to fines.
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.
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 evenings, weekends, and holidays, tenants and workers should report the lack of heat or hot water to the Bayonne Police Department at 201-858-6900.