Court Issues Administrative Order to Limit Court Processing to Essential Matters

LVT Number: #30720

The Court issued an administrative order in light of the emergency circumstances caused by COVID-19, consistent with Gov. Cuomo's executive order suspending statutes of limitation in legal matters. Effective March 22, 2020, and until further notice, the Court directed that no papers would be accepted for filing by a court in any matter not listed on a list of essential matters provided in this order. In connection with housing court matters listed essential matters include: (a) applications addressing landlord lockouts, including reductions in essential services; (b) applications addressing serious code violations; (c) applications addressing serious repair orders; and (d) applications for post-eviction relief.

Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts: Admin Order AO/78/20 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 3/22/20; Marks, Ch. Adm.J.)