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Posted on: April 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Murphy Halts All Non-Essential Construction Projects Statewide

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Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 122 to halt all non-essential construction projects in the state as of 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10.

Per the order, the Millburn Building Department will cease to issue any construction or building permits for new projects under any circumstances, save for emergency repairs necessary to ensure the health and safety of residents. Applications for permits that allege this need will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The only building or construction permits we will issue are those consistent with Governor Murphy’s Order as follows:

  • Projects already underway involving individual single-family homes, or an individual apartment unit where an individual already resides, with a construction crew of 5 or fewer individuals. This includes additions to single-family homes such as solar panels;
  • Projects already underway involving a residential unit for which a tenant or buyer has already entered into a legally binding agreement to occupy the unit by a certain date, and construction is necessary to ensure the unit’s availability by that date.

The Building Department will accept new permit applications for processing, however these applications will not be issued until after Executive Order 122 is lifted or we are otherwise allowed to do so.

Residents may contact the Building Department by calling 973-564-7055 for clarification on the Order and any projects.

The full text of Executive Order No. 122 can be accessed here: Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects and Imposes Additional Mitigation Requirements on Essential Retail Businesses and Industries to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 (PDF)

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