Reporting COVID-19 Consumer Price Gouging

Posted on March 12, 2020

Please go to this page at  NJ Division of Consumer Affairs for information on and reporting price gouging related to COVID-19.

https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/Pages/Consumer-Complaints.aspx

New Jersey’s law against price gouging is in effect as of March 9th when a state of emergency was declared by Governor Murphy.

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 N.J.S.A. 56:8-107, et seq.

Source: NJ Division of Consumer Affairs