New Jersey Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide

General New Jersey Guides & Resources

These guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for starting a business or nonprofit, registering with state authorities, and establishing a compliant organization.

Business Resources:

Construction License

Get your New Jersey construction licenses. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.

How to Form an LLC

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions to form a limited liability company in New Jersey. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.

How to Incorporate

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate in New Jersey. Do it yourself or purchase our incorporation service.

Licensing Resources

New Jersey Business Licensing Guides and Information.

Start a Business

Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in New Jersey today! Our affordable formation services are state-specific.

Nonprofit Resources:

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Total cost, time, and how to start a nonprofit in New Jersey. Instruction and services to assist with your non-profit formation.

Nonprofit Compliance

Comprehensive solutions (and free resources) to help manage your fundraising, tax exemption, license renewals, and other nonprofit compliance activities in New Jersey, and across the US.


New Jersey Business Licenses for Regulated Industries

Our licensing guides provide a wealth of information including requirements, filing instructions, fees, timelines to licensure, and more for a range of industries and activities.


New Jersey Corporate Filings

These web pages provide detailed information on state filings required to form an entity, register a name, gain authority to operate, maintain good standing, and more.


New Jersey Tax Filings

Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.


New Jersey State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within New Jersey that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Board of Public Utilities
  • Department of Banking & Insurance - Home Repair Contractor/Salesperson
  • Department of Banking & Insurance - Home Repair Contractor/Salesperson Department
  • Department of Banking and Finance - Real Estate Commission
  • Department of Banking and Insurance - Division of Insurance
  • Department of Consumer Affairs - Home Improvement Contractor Section
  • Department of Environmental Protection - Division of Water Supply and Geoscience
  • Department of Health - Consumer, Environmental, and Occupational Health Service - Food and Drug Safety Program
  • Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Asbestos Control & Licensing
  • Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Employer Accounts
  • Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Office of Asbestos Control & Licensing
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Department of the Treasury - Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services
  • Department of the Treasury - Division of Taxation
  • Division of Consumer Affairs - Board of Examiners and Electrical Contractors
  • Division of Consumer Affairs - Charities Registration Section
  • Division of Consumer Affairs - Drug Control Unit
  • Division of Consumer Affairs - Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission
  • Division of Consumer Affairs - Regulated Business Section
  • Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Architects
  • Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers
  • Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • State Board of Accountancy
  • State Board of Pharmacy
  • State Police - Private Detective Unit

New Jersey Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within New Jersey that a business should check for local business license requirements.

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