Calls made from familiar area codes are more likely to be accepted. The ability to recognize a New Jersey area code and the municipalities it represents can be useful in avoiding fraudulent or unwanted phone calls. Also useful is the ability to identify unknown callers by submitting their numbers to reverse phone lookup services.
An overview of area codes currently used in New Jersey is shown below:
|201 - Location||862 - Location|
|609 - Location|
|732 - Location|
|856 - Location|
|908 - Location|
|973 - Location|
|551 - Location|
|640 - Location|
|848 - Location|
Who Controls New Jersey Area Codes?
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is the regulatory authority for public utilities in the state. The BPU is charged with managing area codes for the state and this includes making decisions about the introduction of new area codes. New Jersey area codes are only used in the State of New Jersey. Area code overlays are introduced in locations where it has been determined that the available numbers from the existing area code will soon be exhausted.
Where is Area Code 201?
Area code 201 is the telephone area code that covers the Northeastern portion of New Jersey, including most of Hudson and Bergen counties, bordering the Hudson River and New York City. Major cities with this area code include Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Hackensack, Secaucus, and Englewood. Area code 201 was the original area code assigned to the entire state of New Jersey in 1947.
Where is Area Code 551?
Area code 551 is the overlay code for the same areas covered by area code 201. It was introduced in 2001.
Where is Area Code 609?
Area code 609 is the telephone area code for Central New Jersey, including the cities of Trenton, Princeton, Hamilton, Southeastern parts of the state, and the Jersey Shore, including Atlantic City and Long Beach Island. It was introduced in 1958.
Where is Area Code 649?
Area code 649 is the overlay area code for the same counties and cities covered by area code 609. It was introduced in 2018.
Where is Area Code 732?
Area code 732 is the telephone area code for Central New Jersey including Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties, and Monmouth and Northern Ocean counties on the New Jersey Shore. It was introduced in 1997.
Where is Area Code 848?
Area code 848 is an overlay code serving the same regions as area code 732 and was created in 2001.
Where is Area Code 856?
Area code 856 is the telephone area code that covers Southwestern New Jersey, especially the Camden, Cherry Hill and Vineland areas, as well as a very small part of Willingboro Township, along with the western part of Burlington County. It was introduced in 1999.
Where is Area Code 862?
Area code 862 is the overlay code serving the same municipalities as area code 973. It was introduced in 2001.
Where is Area Code 908?
Area code 908 is the telephone area code for parts of Northern New Jersey. It covers the North/Central portions of the state including communities in Union County, Somerset County, Northern parts of Middlesex County, Hunterdon County, Warren County, and Morris County as well as some cell phones in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. It entered service in 1991.
Where is Area Code 973?
Area code 973 is the telephone area code for Northern New Jersey covering portions of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Union Counties. Cities served by this area code include Newark, Paterson, Clifton, Passaic, Montclair, Morristown, Parsippany, Dover, Maplewood, and The Oranges. It was introduced in 1997.