Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-5139
  • fax(201) 547-5585
  • 382 MLK Drive
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Maynard Woodson, Director
  • Directions

DIVISION OF COMMERCE

Grove Street Bike ShopThe Division of Commerce issues various business licenses and conducts various enforcement activities:

  • Issue city licenses and collect such fees as approved by the Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Review applications for taxi driver hack licenses and bus driver hack licenses
  • Review applications for permits for the operation of taxicabs
  • Supervise the collection of franchise taxes payable to the City of Jersey City
  • Administer the insurance requirements of the New Jersey Department of Insurance relating to taxicabs and buses
  • Conduct hearings on complaints against holders of taxicabs and bus licenses
  • Perform all the functions authorized in Chapter 319, Towers and Towing
  • Review applications for public weighmasters
  • Conduct various inspections and testing, including but not limited to:
       -  The inspection, testing, adjusting and the sealing or condemnation of all commercial scales and measuring devices in use by wholesale and retail establishments 
       -  The testing and sealing of gasoline pumps
       -  The calibration of fuel tank trucks.
       -  The testing of liquid measures, oil meters, laundry scales, heavy-duty truck scales and all types of scales and measuring devices in general use.
       -  The investigation and reporting on applications for public weighmasters.
       -  The investigation of complaints of violations and presentation of evidence thereof in municipal courts.
       -  The issuance of solid fuel and live poultry licenses.
       -   Conduct mechanical inspections of taxicabs and buses

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