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During the COVID-19 pandemic the LSNJ Hotline will remain open during its normal business hours. Our Hotline staff will be working remotely and you may encounter delays when calling.

FAQ - I am staying in a hotel/motel. Can I be locked out during the pandemic?

Most hotel or motel residents should not be locked out during the pandemic.

Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2020-9, which may be found online at, from the State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety Division of New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management, anyone living in a hotel or motel with no other permanent housing is entitled to the same protection against eviction as those covered by Executive Order 106—for example, no lockout for two months following the end of the Public Health Emergency or State of Emergency declared by the Governor, whichever is later, unless the Governor modifies the Order.

Some hotel or motel residents may be entitled to the protections of the Anti-Eviction Act, even after the end of Executive Order 106. Please read the section “Rights of hotel and motel residents,” in our article “The Tenant's Right to Court Process” at

(Return to Frequently Asked Questions for Tenants, Hotel/Motel Residents, and Other Occupants During COVID-19) ​​​​​

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