FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * LYNCH CRAIG A 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol NEW JERSEY RESOURCES CORP [ NJR ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
SVP, Subsidiary
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O NEW JERSEY RESOURCES CORPORATION, 1415 WYCKOFF ROAD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
11/9/2020
(Street)
WALL, NJ 07719
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock  11/9/2020    A    2999 (1) A $33.34  26211.386  D   
Common Stock  11/9/2020    A    1835 (2) A $33.34  28046.386  D   
Common Stock  11/9/2020    F    904 (3) D $33.34  27273.674 (4) D   
Common Stock                 6438.684  I  By NJR Employees' Retirement Savings Plan (5)
Common Stock                 7029.30  I  By NJR Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) (5)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Represents grant of deferred retention stock units (DRSUs) under the New Jersey Resources Corporation (NJR) 2017 Stock Award and Incentive Plan. Each DRSU will vest on October 15, 2023 and each DRSU represents a contingent right to receive one share of NJR Common Stock.
(2)  Represents number of performance share units, which vested at 114% of target (plus 158 dividend equivalents), after a 36-month period beginning on October 1, 2017, upon certification by the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee (LDCC) of NJR's performance versus the applicable performance goal. Performance share units and dividend equivalents convert into one share of NJR Common Stock upon vesting.
(3)  Represents shares withheld to pay taxes due upon vesting of performance share units.
(4)  Total includes 131.288 shares for accrued dividends on shares held by broker.
(5)  Based on plan shares as of the end of the most recent fiscal quarter.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
LYNCH CRAIG A
C/O NEW JERSEY RESOURCES CORPORATION
1415 WYCKOFF ROAD
WALL, NJ 07719


SVP, Subsidiary

Signatures
/s/ Richard Reich, as attorney-in-fact for Craig A. Lynch 11/12/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date