SDL Housing Portal

Howell Township is excited to announce that you can now apply for select permits online.  We are working on getting more applications available for submittal, but right now the following are available:


Housing Applications:

  • Landlord Registrations are available
  • Rental Certificates (Coming Soon)


The following is an instruction manual on how to use the online system

  1. Go to: www.sdlportal.com
  2. Click on Create an Account and follow the instructions.
  3. To submit applications, the account must be verified before using the online features. Follow the instructions provided to verify your account using a phone number.
  4. Once logged on, under “Online Requests” select the application type.

Please see below for specific instructions based on the type of application being submitted:


For Landlord Registration:

a: Review list of documentation at top of page which may be necessary for submittal (same documents you would submit if applying via mail or in person). Link for application is provided at the attachment step of the application or follow this link to the SDL Portal Landlord Registration application form. This form is specific for online registrations only.
b: Make sure the box for new registration is checked. Even if you are renewing an existing registration, the online system will only recognize it as a new registration for this year.
c: Make sure “Landlord Registration” is selected.
d: Chose drop down for Property Type.
e: Add any notes you wish us to review (optional).
f: Search for your property via the address or using the map.
g: Fill in the missing information and continue to fill in all applicable fields for property owner, responsible agent and additional contacts.
h: Fill out Property Registration Certification and provide a digital signature.
i: Make sure all necessary documentation is attached including SDL Portal Landlord Application Form and LLC/Corporation Certificate from NJ Dep. Of Treasury (if applicable).
j: Review information and click “Submit Request”.
k: You will be automatically directed to the payment website where you will need to complete payment.
l: Once payment is submitted you will get a confirmation email of your submittal.
m: No further action is needed.  If we need further documentation we will reach out.  If you have provided everything we will email your Landlord Registration Certificate.  Please allow anywhere from 1-5 business days for your certificate depending on the volume of submittals.

To check on the status of requests click on the “Requests” at the top of the page and then “My Requests” at the bottom.  You can also contact us at 732-938-4500 ext. 2360 or 2335 for a status update.