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Release Date: December 16, 2016

The City of Trenton Department of Inspections enforces City ordinances that require a temperature of 68°F be maintained from 7 AM to 11 PM and at least 60°F from 11 PM to 7 AM. For apartment buildings with more than three units, a temperature of 65°F must be maintained from 11 PM to 7 AM. Additionally, a property’s heating equipment must be in good and safe working condition and capable of adequately heating all habitable rooms.


Tenants with faulty heating equipment or indoor temperatures below these standards and who have notified their landlords can call the Department of Inspections at (609) 989-3560. We ask that you leave a message and an inspector will return all calls in the order that they were received.


Residents are advised not to use the oven or kerosene heat as sources of heat. Do not use a space heater indoors that requires combustible fuel.


Additionally, during periods of severe cold weather, the following resources are available for Trenton residents, the homeless and senior citizens:


Senior Centers

(Seniors Centers are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)


Sam Naples Center

611 Chestnut Avenue


Reading Senior Center

15 Ringold Street


Jennye W. Stubblefield

301 Prospect Street


South Ward Center

870 South Broad Street


Homeless Services For a Hot Meal


Rescue Mission Day Center

98 Carroll Street

(Open 8 AM to 4 PM)


Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

72 Escher Street

(609) 695-5456


Emergency Homeless Shelter

98 Carroll Street

(Open 4 PM to 8 AM)

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