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Governor Murphy’s Executive Order to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects: The Impact on Community Associations

Governor Murphy’s Executive Order to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects: The Impact on Community Associations

Governor Murphy recently signed Executive Order No. 122, which, among other things, requires that all “non-essential” construction projects cease as of April 10, 2020 at 8:00 p.m., with limited exceptions. Clients are asking whether this applies to roadway paving, roof replacement and a host of other construction projects in their community association. The simple answer is, yes. While each question needs to be handled on a case-by-case basis, there are limited exceptions for permitted construction, particularly in condominium and townhouse styled homeowner’s associations.