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Department of State

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State

NJ Flag Status

Friday, December 1, 2023  — All Flags Half-Staff

Governor Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 348, ordering the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Friday, December 1, 2023, in recognition and mourning of a dedicated legislator and public servant, Representative Herbert C. Klein.

This Order shall take effect immediately.

Executive Order 348

Page Last Updated: 11/30/23


Since December 2015, NJSA 52:3-12.1 requires the Office of the Secretary of State create and maintain an electronic notification system alerting the public when US and State flags are to be flown at half-staff.

Flag Lowering Scheduled By Statute

Description Date Statute
Peace Officers Memorial Day
If the 15th falls on the third Saturday of May, which is Armed Forced Day, the flags are not to be lowered.
May 15th NJSA 36:2-50
Memorial Day (Until Noon) Last Monday in May NJSA 36:1-1
Corrections Officer Day (Flags at State's correctional facilities) July 30 NJSA 36:2-187
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 7 NJSA 36:2-59


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