Division of Administrative Rules Overview

The Division of Administrative Rules within the Office of Administrative Law reviews all State rulemaking notices for compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act, N.J.S.A. 52:14B-1 et seq., and the Office’s Rules for Agency Rulemaking, N.J.A.C. 1:30. These notices are then processed by the Division for publication in the New Jersey Register, published twice a month. Following publication of adopted rules in the New Jersey Register, the rules are incorporated into the New Jersey Administrative Code.

The Division of Administrative Rules compiles and maintains documentary records of rulemaking adoptions going back to the original New Jersey Administrative Code in 1970, and in some cases beyond. The Division also maintains a substantially complete set of updates to the Code. These documents enable research into the background and historic development of a rule provision.

Information on the rulemaking process in New Jersey can be obtained at (609) 689-4015. Research requests can be made, and information on filed rulemaking documents obtained, at (609) 689-4015 or (609) 689-4012.

The address for mailing a petition for rulemaking concerning the rules of the Office of Administrative Law is Office of Administrative Law, P.O. Box 049, Trenton, NJ 08625-0049; to e-mail a petition for rulemaking, the address is NJRfilings@oal.state.nj.us. (See N.J.A.C. 1:31-2.1.)