The Tax Assessor can locate property ownership, square footage of dwellings, and deed information. This office also regulated and controls the City property Revaluation, Property Tax Deductions and five year Tax Abatements for owner occupied residential properties.
The Clerk’s Office is responsible for Vital Statistics, various Licenses, Voter Registration, and (OPRA) Open Public Records Act Requests.
The Code Enforcement is responsible for issuing and inspecting buildings, electrical, plumbing, and fire permits. A construction permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter or demolish a structure in any way. Inspections are to insure that all construction is in accordance with (UCC) Uniform Construction Codes of New Jersey.
The Tax Collection Offices are responsible to collect and record the local, county and school taxes, in addition to recording & collecting the fees for properties usage of water and sewer utilities within the City.
The Gloucester City Board of Health runs a rabies clinic, blood drive and other health related programs though out the City. Committees serve as an advisory board to the Governing Body on several issues such as the Shade Tree and Feral Feline Committees.
The Community Development Offices regulate and administrate the RCA Program, Small Cities Program, Community Development Projects for both residential and commercial properties within the City.
The Municipal Court hears all violations of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Laws, petty disorderly person’s offenses, violation of City ordinances and other violations of housing & construction codes.
The Environmental Utilities Department provides the highest quality water for the public’s health and welfare, in addition, operates and maintains the City’s water and wastewater lines and systems.
The Finance Department maintains, controls and records the City’s expenditures. The department controls grants, finances and payments of the City’s operational functions.
The Gloucester City Fire Departments mission is to protect life & property from loss, suffering and damage due to fire, medical and environmental emergencies with in Gloucester City. The department is a combination of career and volunteer firefighters that provide fire suppression but also provide public education, code management and incident response.
The Office of Emergency Management duty is to coordinate activities to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. The office provides disaster preparedness for the public health, safety & welfare of the City which includes tornados, hurricanes, flash floods, thunderstorms and inclement weather conditions.
The Gloucester City Planning & Zoning Boards are combined boards which is a quasi-judicial body which is charged in reviewing applications to insure they meet the requirements set in the municipalities Land Development Ordinance and City Code books.
The Gloucester City Police Departments mission is to reduce crime & improve the quality of life for the residents of Gloucester City. The department has served the City with pride since 1868.
The Public Works Department maintains municipal streets and infrastructure, recreation areas, trash removal & recycling programs, and maintains municipal properties in order to insure the healthy and safety of the local community and its residents.