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The Division of Commerce administers and enforces the Ordinance 20-074 of the Jersey City Municipal Code. The Division of Commerce issues the following business licenses:


If you're seeking to open a cannabis business in Jersey City please reference the linked FAQ, Instructions and Standards document. In this document, City staff seeks to provide you with information on how to seek and obtain local approvals while we all learn and respond to the legal framework under development at the State-level by the Cannabis Review Commission. First, are a list of frequently asked questions and answers with information and links about our local process. Following the FAQ are the standards and fees regarding Cannabis Businesses and Consumption Areas that were adopted by the City in August 2021. In the event that there are any inconsistencies between provisions of the State and local procedures detailed herein, please inform us. This industry in New Jersey is new and we are all learning as we proceed. That said, this document and our local procedures may change as necessary.


There will be a meeting of the Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control  on January 18, 2022 at 5PM. This meeting will be held in person at the Melissa Holloway Building, 4 Jackson Sq., Conference Room E.

The meeting of the Municipal Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the City of Jersey City is announced in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act known as the Sunshine Bill. 

See the agenda HERE

Annual Notice 2022