Governor Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 103, which declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in the State as of March 9, 2020. New Jersey’s law against price gouging is now in effect. This law prohibits excessive price increases during a declared state of emergency, or for 30 days after the termination of the state of emergency.

Excessive price increases are defined as price increases that are more than 10 percent higher than the price at which merchandise was sold during the normal course of business prior to the state of emergency. See New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act for more information.

To report a scammer or suspected price gouging, alert the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6240 or at

Updated: April 2, 2020
Source: Executive Order No. 103

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