Welcome to the Office of Licensing. This Department oversees all municipal licensing regulations for the City of Ocean City.
The following are the most common licenses:
Rental property: as per Vol. I, section 5-1, all residential, as well as commercial rental properties are required to obtain a Mercantile License, also know as a Rental Registration.
Contractor/subcontractor: if you are performing work on new, commercial or a residential structure with 6 or more attached units, you are required to obtain a municipal Contractors License.
Business: all businesses, new and existing, are required to obtain a Mercantile License. New businesses must obtain pre-approval and complete a license packet prior to opening the business. If you are an existing business moving to a new location, you will need to complete a new application packet including an approved pre-application. Sidewalk café license is also required for existing food establishments wanting to have outside seating.
Vending trucks/bicycle carts are issued by a bid process through the Purchasing Department. The number of licenses are limited. Rules and regulations can be found in Vol. I, section 5-11.
For additional assistance, please contact:
Jaime M. Cornell-Fine
609-399-6111 ext. 9733
115 12th Street
Ocean City, NJ 08226
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