Department Contact Info


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
  • The investigation of complaints of violations and presentation of evidence thereof in municipal courts.
  • Conduct mechanical inspections of taxicabs and buses


There will be a meeting of the Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control  on November 16, 2021 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