New Jersey Rental Application Form

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Updated April 14, 2023

A New Jersey rental application is used by landlords to collect information about applicants applying for a tenancy. The landlord will use the personal information provided by the tenant to search public records. The landlord has the right to charge a non-refundable fee and request other documents to prove income (e.g. tax returns, pay stubs, etc.).


  • Application Fee – There is no limit mandated by law (no statute).
  • Security Deposit – Maximum deposit amount is one and a half (1.5) months’ rent for the first year. After the first year, the landlord may request up to an additional ten percent (10%) of the initial amount as a further deposit (§ 46:8-21.2).