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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 21, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in New Jersey, we recommend that you visit the Department of Human Services or the governor's COVID-19 Resources website

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Consumer Protection Hotline for COVID-19 Related Price Gouging

Excessive price increases are illegal during a State of Emergency, such as the COVID-19 State of Emergency. An excessive price increase is any price that exceeds 110 percent of the price at which the product or service was sold during the normal course of business prior to the State of Emergency.

If you believe price gouging is occurring, contact the Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6240. Please leave your name, contact information, nature of the complaint, and the name and location of the business. Consumers should note the price of a good or service being sold, as well as the price prior to the declared State of Emergency, if known.

Government or Lead Agency

New Jersey Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs

Dates Available

March 9, 2020, continuing indefinitely

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions


Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

Contact the Division of Consumer Affairs at: (973) 504-6240

Consumers are also encouraged to file complaints online by visiting the Division’s website.

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