This page is designated to announce emergency building closing information for New Jersey Department of Community Affairs employees and visitors.

Current announcements:

None at this time, please check back.

Additional Information:

In addition to the web page notification, the link below takes you to the N.J. Office of Emergency Management list of radio stations that have agreed to broadcast special announcements in the event that inclement weather causes other than normal operation of State Offices:

Radio Station Notification List 

DCA Snow and Emergency Hotline

Also, the DCA has activated the phone number 877-935-7761 to serve as the Department’s snow and emergency hotline. By calling this number, DCA employees and visitors can receive emergency closing information.

United Alert

DCA has deactivated the phone tree method of emergency alert communication. The Department will now use the United Alert® service for this purpose. This service allows the Department to send critical notifications to you directly via SMS/text messaging and email. In order to sign up with United Alert® and subscribe to the DCA private sub-group:

  • Visit the United Alert® website ( and create an account if you have not done so already. Be sure to enter and confirm the cell phone number and email address where you would like to receive your notifications. You should have your cell phone with you as you complete the form.
  • Visit the DCA group page, click “Join Group” and set your subscription preferences. You can find our group page by searching for our group name, NJDept of Community Affairs, in Group Finder, which is located on the lower-left portion of the site homepage. Again, you must join the DCA sub-group; if you do not, you will not receive the DCA-specific alerts.