As of January 2022, all state courthouses are open to the public. Visitors no longer need an appointment or a scheduled matter in order to enter a courthouse. Judges and court staff are working on-site each day.
More court matters are being conducted in person, including some jury trials. Consistent with the Supreme Court’s Nov. 18, 2021, Order, Judges can schedule an in-person proceeding based on the facts and circumstances in any case.
The courts continue to conduct matters remotely. See the video for tips on preparing for a remote court hearing. Contact the court with any questions as to how your matter will be conducted.
Visit our COVID-19 information page for the latest updates on our court operations. Also view our special publication on the Court’s response to COVID-19.
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For more information about COVID-19 coronavirus, visit https://covid19.nj.gov/ or NJ.gov/health or call the 24-hour public hotline at 1-800-222-1222
New legislation effective August 4, 2021 allows certain eligible residential tenants to have their landlord tenant case dismissed if they submit a certification provided by the Department of Community Affairs. Landlords can request reinstatement of a complaint that has been dismissed. More information, and the certification, is available at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/renter. While tenants could be protected from eviction, they still must pay their rent.
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