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Required: A Certificate of Occupancy is required for this business permit.
Document Process: If you do not have a copy of a copy of the Certificate of Occupancy can be obtained from the following:
Required: To do business in the State of New Jersey, an entity must file organizational documents with the State of New Jersey, Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. This requirement applies to profit and non-profit corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited liability companies.
Document Process: If you do not have a State of New Jersey Business Registration Certificate.
Click here to access the State website and submit an application.
Required: Zoning approval is required for this business license. The following information will be required.
Required: A Fire Certificate is required for this business license.
Additional Fee: $75
Document Process: You can apply online for a Certificate and you will receive a confirmation from the Fire Department directly. A fee of $75 is required to obtain the Certificate.
Expiration: Good for one year from the date of issue. It must be renewed annually.
City of Newark's Fire Department
1010 18th Avenue
Required: A Police Warrant check is required for this business license.
Additional Fee: $20 (via credit card)
Newark Police Department
22 Franklin Street, 1st Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48C-14 et seq. and Revised City Ordinance 10:21-1 et seq., the city of Newark is authorized to impose and collect an Employer Payroll Tax at a rate of 1% of the employer's payroll. All businesses in the City of Newark are required by law to pay a Payroll Tax, unless you are one of the
Payroll taxes are paid quarterly and must be submitted by the last day of the month following the end of
the calendar quarter - April 30th, July 31st, October 31st, and January 31st each year your business is in
A copy of the payroll tax ordinance # 6S & FE maybe obtain by the City Clerk for the City of Newark, New Jersey calling 973 424-4117.
If you have not filed your quarterly payroll taxes, please go here for instructions and to file your payroll tax.
WHERE TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE:
By telephone: (973) 733-3770
In person: Room B-26Division of Tax Abatement & Special TaxesCity of Newark920 Broad StreetNewark, New Jersey 07102
Required: The trade waste
Additional Fee: $25
Once you have completed this online application, a copy will be submitted directly to the City of Newark's Department of Neighborhood & Recreational Services for processing.
Once you receive the permit, it must be affixed to a window near the principle entrance to the commercial source so as to be easily visible from outside the structure, or if this is not possible, the permit is to be prominently displayed inside near the principle entrance.
You will need the following information requested to the right and attach copies of the following documents:
The Trade Waste Permit is good for one (1) year from the date of issue. It must be renewed annually.
Department of Engineering
920 Broad Street - Room B12
Newark, NJ 07102
A confirmation notice will be sent to you at the email address provided from the Department of Health and Community Wellness acknowledging your application.
A Health Inspection will occur at your place of business within 2 - 7 business days.
The Health Certificate is good for one year from the date of issue. It must be renewed annually.
Once received the Health Certificate must be posted in a conspicuous place near the public entrance of the establishment.
Department of Health and Community Wellness
94 Williams Street