Legal Alert

New Jersey Suspends Evictions

March 23, 2020

By Executive Order 106, New Jersey Governor Murphy suspended the removal of a tenant, homeowner, or any other person from a residential property as the result of an eviction or foreclosure proceeding.


The suspension became effective on March 19, 2020, and will remain in effect for no longer than two months following the end of the Public Health Emergency or State of Emergency established by Executive Order 103 (which has no definitive termination date). 


The Executive Order does not suspend the initiation or continuation of eviction and foreclosure proceedings, but enforcement of all judgments for possession, warrants of removal, and writs of possession are stayed while the Order is in effect, unless the court determines on its own motion or motion of the parties that enforcement is necessary in the interest of justice.

Copyright © 2020 by Ballard Spahr LLP.
(No claim to original U.S. government material.)

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of the author and publisher.

This alert is a periodic publication of Ballard Spahr LLP and is intended to notify recipients of new developments in the law. It should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult your own attorney concerning your situation and specific legal questions you have.

Subscribe to Ballard Spahr Mailing Lists

Get the latest significant legal alerts, news, webinars, and insights that affect your industry.