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Tier 1 Self-Certification
All owners of multi-family buildings are responsible for maintaining those buildings in compliance with minimum housing standards. Additionally, an owner or owner's agent who wants to maintain Tier 1 status must agree to check every unit in the building on an annual basis and upon change in tenancy, provide a copy of the completed Self-Certification Checklist.

An affidavit agreeing to these conditions must be completed at sjpermits.org during the renewal process for the Residential Occupancy Permit as a requirement for keeping Tier 1 status.

If any units cannot be self-certified, then Code Enforcement must be notified no later than July 31 of each year. The notification must be in writing: