Electronic Documents Approved

The NJ Division of Consumer Affairs has finally approved the use of electronic documents, effective November 21, 2016 for intrastate moves. IMPORTANT: This rule does not change the requirement that movers must perform an in-person survey at least 24 hours prior to the date of the move, but after the survey, you can legally transmit the estimate or order for service and obtain signatures electronically. Note, the 24 hour rule does not apply to short notice moves.

Here are the rules regarding the use of electronic forms:

SUBCHAPTER 4. GENERAL PROVISIONS 13:44D-4.1 Forms

(a)-(e) (No change.)

(f) Any of the documents required by N.J.A.C. 13:44D-4.2, 4.3, or 4.4 may be completed and stored in an electronic format.

(g) A public mover and/or warehouseman who completes a document required by N.J.A.C. 13:44D-4.2(b) or (c), or 4.3(b) or (c), electronically pursuant to (f) above shall provide the consumer with a printout of the document at least 24 hours prior to the date of the move.

(h) A public mover and/or warehouseman who completes a document electronically pursuant to (f) above shall sign the document electronically and shall ensure that the consumer provides electronic signatures on documents required by N.J.A.C. 13:44D-4.2(c), 4.3(c), or 4.4(a)4.

(i) A warehouseman who completes a document required by N.J.A.C. 13:44D-4.4 electronically pursuant to (f) above shall provide the consumer with a printout of the document prior to rendering services.

Union County Mover Ordered to Pay $114,127.50 and Cease Business, Under Final Judgment- Action Brought By the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs