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Landlord Tenant - Promulgation of Certification of Lease and Registration Statement Form

Landlord Tenant - Promulgation of Certification of Lease and Registration Statement Form


Administrative Office of the Courts


Acting Administrative Director of the Courts

Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex • P.O. Box 037 • Trenton, NJ 08625-0037 • Tel: 609-376-3000 • Fax: 609-376-3002 TO: Assignment Judges

Trial Court Administrators FROM: Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.

SUBJECT: Landlord Tenant - Promulgation of Certification of Lease and Registration Statement Form

DATE: September 1, 2021

Directive #21-21, issued August 23, 2021, promulgated new landlord tenant forms consistent with the Court’s July 14, 2021 Orders and Administrative Determinations for use as of September 1, 2021. This Supplement promulgates a new Certification of Lease and Registration Statement form for use by landlords in connection with a case management conference.

As provided by the Court’s July 14, 2021 Order, landlords are required to file a copy of the lease (or, if the lease exceeds 10 pages, the relevant portions of the lease); the registration statement, if applicable; and a certification of the landlord’s lease and registration statement in a form to be promulgated by the Administrative Director. In addition, landlords shall submit a copy of the rent control statement if requested by the court. All required documents shall be filed five days before the case management conference.

Any questions related to this Supplement to Directive #21-21 or the attached form should be directed to the Civil Practice Division at (609) 815-2900 ext. 54900 or

Certification of Lease and Registration Statement Form (CN 12842)

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[Questions or comments may be directed to (609) 815- 2900, ext. 54900]


Supplement to Directive #21-21 – Landlord Tenant – Certification of Lease and Registration Statement Form September 1, 2021
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cc: Chief Justice Stuart Rabner Civil Presiding Judges

Supervising Special Civil Part Judges Steven D. Bonville, Chief of Staff AOC Directors and Assistant Directors Clerks of Court

Special Assistants to the Administrative Director
Civil Division Managers and Assistant Division Managers (SCP) Melissa A. Czartoryski, Chief, Civil Practice
Bridget Dorney Chater, Civil Practice

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Attorney ID Number: Address:

Telephone Number: Email Address:

Plaintiff/ Landlord v.

Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Special Civil Part


Docket Number: LT-

Certification of Lease and Registration Statement

☐ Residential ☐ Commercial , (Esq.) of full age, being duly sworn according to law,

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Defendant/ Tenant(s)
certify and say (select one option for each of the following):

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  1. I am: ☐ the plaintiff/landlord ☐ an attorney at law duly licensed to practice in the state of New Jersey in the above-captioned landlord tenant action.

  2. The lease that is the subject of this action is: ☐ attached in full ☐ attached in pertinent part and the full lease document is in excess of 10 pages ☐ not the subject of a written agreement.

3. ☐ I have attached a copy of any registration statement for the residential rental property required by the Landlord Registration Act N.J.S.A. 46:8-27.
☐ The property is exempt from registration pursuant to N.J.S.A. 46:8-28.5(b).

I certify that the foregoing statements made by me are true. I am aware that if any of the foregoing statements made by me are willfully false, I am subject to punishment.

Dated (Signature of Attorney/Self-Represented Landlord) (Printed Name of Attorney/Self-Represented Landlord)

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Effective 09/01/2021, CN 12842

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