Below is a list of rules and regulations that guide operations and activities of small businesses.  Use the search bar and category filter on the right to find relevant rules.

Please note this is merely a guide to rules and regulations, and does not represent the full and final requirements pertaining to your specific small business.  In addition, the State of New Jersey may have separate requirements for licenses and it is the responsibility of the operator to determine what type of licenses they need to obtain and to secure them before opening an establishment, both with the City of Jersey City and the State of New Jersey.

Click on rule titles to review the full text for items on city ordinance page (where applicable).


Certified Green Business

Property Maintenance • Recycling • Sustainability • Business Owners

Jersey City recently launched a green business certification program to recognize businesses that incorporate sustainable practices. Click this link to fill out an application. Upon approval of certification, businesses will receive a decal to display in their window identifying them as a green business, recognition on the small business website, and the opportunity to present in future green business networking events. If you have any questions, please contact