The City of Newark requires all properties that are not owner-occupied but are leased to a tenant to acquire a yearly rental permit. It also requires all owner-occupied properties that let rooms out to more than two people, unrelated to the owner, to purchase the same type of rental permit. These permits are used to guard against overcrowding and to make sure rental units are limited to certain neighborhoods.
If you have questions on the areas and/or the number of tenants you are allowed, please call the department at (302) 366-7076 for more information.
A current list of properties with rental permits and owner information is available here.