Newark, NJ – October 6, 2022 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka reminded Newark residents today that the heating season began on Saturday, October 1, 2022, and landlords in Newark are required by municipal ordinance to maintain homes at 68 degrees between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., and at 65 degrees from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., from October 1, 2022, through May 1, 2023.
Failure to supply heat at the minimum of 68 degrees can result in legal action in Newark Municipal Court. Fines imposed on landlords can exceed $1,000 per day for each day until the heat is fully restored.
Tenants residing in apartments without heat and hot running water, or have had their utilities shut off can call the City of Newark’s “No Heat Hotline” at (973) 733-6471. That number is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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