Doing Business in Highlands
Welcome to the business section of the Borough of Highlands website. Here you will find useful links to doing business in Highlands. You can use the left navigation bar for direct access to forms, permits, employment opportunities, bids and more.
Borough Office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. All municipal buildings are closed to the public due to COVID-19 at this time. Please call 732-872-1224 for an appointment.
A Mercantile License is required by Borough Code 4-9 as follows:
No person shall either directly or indirectly conduct any business as defined in this subsection unless he has obtained a mercantile license. The issuance of a license under this section is in addition to, and not in derogation of, any law of the State of New Jersey or ordinance of the Borough regulating the business so licensed. This section shall not apply to any person, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity licensed under the various laws of this state which prohibits licensing by municipalities. For the purposes of this section, any person shall be deemed to be engaged in a business and subject to the provisions of this section when he does either or both of the following acts:
a. Sells any goods or services from a fixed location in the Borough where the business is conducted directly from a fixed location.
b. Solicits business or offers goods or services for sale or for hire from a fixed location in the Borough where the business is conducted directly from the fixed location.
Link here: Mercantile License Application (pdf)