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Borough Office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. If you would like to make an appointment, please call 732-872-1224.

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.