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NOTICE: Procedures for Writs and Warrants of Removal that Have Expired During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This notice provides clarification of the procedures required where certain writs have expired during the COVID-19 pandemic. This notice does not apply to goods and chattel writs of execution or wage executions issued by the Special Civil Part. This notice does apply to all other writs of execution and foreclosure writs of possession (hereafter referred to as writ(s)) and warrants of removal issued by the Superior Court and the Superior Court Clerk’s Office.

Where a writ has expired, the requesting party is required to obtain a new writ. There is no extension of time for expired writs. Attorney requests for writs must be submitted through eCourts (where applicable) or JEDS in accordance with the Supreme Court’s April 24, 2020 Order.

A landlord-tenant warrant of removal must be issued within 30 days of entry of a judgment for possession or executed within 30 days of issuance, pursuant to Rule 6:7- 1(d). Where a warrant of removal was issued and is now expired, the requesting party is required to either obtain a new warrant of removal or apply for an extension by a written application on 7 days or more notice to the tenant, in accordance with Rule 6:7-1(d). Attorney requests for warrants of removal must be submitted through eCourts (where applicable) or JEDS in accordance with the Supreme Court’s April 24, 2020 Order.

Questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Superior Court Clerk’s Office at 609-421-6100 or SCCO.mailbox@njcourts.gov.

/s/ Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.

Acting Administrative Director of the Courts

Dated: July 13, 2020

NOTICE- Procedures for Writs and Warrants of Removal That Have Expired During the COVID-19 Pandemic.pdf