New Jersey COVID-19 Business Information

Up-to-date information for businesses on reopening after COVID, including rules and guidelines to follow, financial assistance programs, and other resources.

What if I can’t pay my utilities?

June 14, 2021

No one will face a gas, water, or electric utility disconnection before December 31st, 2021.

Starting July 1st, 2021 there will be a 6-month grace period for customers to enroll in payment assistance plans. If you need help paying your utility bills or your arrears, contact your utility company about assistance programs and payment plans, or visit the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities' "Assistance Programs" page for information about programs that can help.

For additional help, the Department of Community Affairs has a variety of programs that can help with rent costs, eviction prevention, and more.