ABOUT NJTA

Regulations, Bylaws, & Policies

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is a body corporate and politic of the State of New Jersey. It has owned and operated the New Jersey Turnpike since the Turnpike opened for business in 1951; it has owned and operated the Garden State Parkway since 2003, when the New Jersey Highway Authority was abolished and its powers, rights, obligations, assets, debts, liabilities, and statutory responsibilities were transferred to the NJTA.

NJTA Regulations

The regulations of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority are found in the New Jersey Administrative Code at N.J.A.C. 19:9-1.1, et seq. The text linked here was prepared by NJTA staff for informational purposes only. See the New Jersey Administrative Code for the official text.

NJTA Rulemaking Notices

The NJTA issues a rulemaking notice when it plans to add, remove, or change a regulation. The notices are reviewed by the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, published in the New Jersey Register, and subjected to a period of public review and comment before they can be adopted by the NJTA. To receive communication about future New Jersey Turnpike Authority rulemaking proceedings, please send an email to rules@turnpike.state.nj.us. Your name will be added to an electronic mailing list. These are the current rulemaking notices:

  • Proposed Re-adoption of NJTA Regulations with Amendments. The regulations governing the operations of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority are set to expire. The Authority has proposed re-adopting the regulations with various amendments. Comments on these regulations may be submitted to Bruce A. Harris, General Counsel, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, by email to bharris@turnpike.state.nj.us, by facsimile to 732-750-5384, or by mail to P.O. Box 5042, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095-5042. The deadline for comment is August 4, 2017.

NJTA Rulemaking Petitions

Members of the public can petition the NJTA to add, remove, or amend its regulations. Notices of recently filed petitions are posted here.

Bylaws

Under its enabling legislation, the NJTA has the power to "make and alter bylaws for its organization and internal management and for the conduct of its affairs and business." The current bylaws became effective in March 2017.

Policies

From time to time, the NJTA adopts policies and procedures governing certain activities in its right of way. 

  • Noise Barrier Policy. This policy sets forth the circumstances under which the NJTA considers the construction of noise barriers along residential areas near the Turnpike or Parkway.
  • Billboard Policy. This policy sets forth guidelines for the construction, maintenance, and operation of billboards in the NJTA right of way.
  • Filming Policy. This policy governs the process for getting permission to film on NJTA property. Please note: Media involved in the coverage of breaking news should call the Media Relations Office at 732-750-5333 for permission to film or photograph in the NJTA right of way. Others should read the Filming Policy for information on how to secure permission.