Licensing & Certification Guide

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Accountant, Business
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Division of Consumer Affairs NJ State Board of Accountancy (973) 504-6380

License:
BUSINESS PERMIT (FEES VARIES)
Industry:
Accountant
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Accountant, Certified Municipal
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Division of Consumer Affairs NJ State Board of Accountancy (973) 504-6380

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Accountant
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Accountant, Certified Public
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Division of Consumer Affairs NJ State Board of Accountancy (973) 504-6380

License:
CPA CERTIFICATE
Industry:
Accountant
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Acupuncturist
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Division of Consumer Affairs (973) 273-8092

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Accupuncture
Other Industry:
Accupuncturist
Not Applicable
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Acupuncturist, Apprentice/ Trainee
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Division of Consumer Affairs (973) 273-8092

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Accupuncture
Other Industry:
Accupuncturist
Not Applicable
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Acupuncturist, Supervising
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Division of Consumer Affairs (973) 273-8092

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Accupuncture
Other Industry:
Accupuncturist
Not Applicable
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Adoption Agency
Department:

Dept. of Children & Families Office of Licensing(877) 667-9845 (609) 826-3999

License:
LICENSE/ CERTIFICATION
Industry:
Adoption
Other Industry:
Agency
Not Applicable
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Adult Daycare
Department:

Dept. of Health and Senior Services Division of Long Term Care Systems (609)292-9900

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Adult Daycare
Other Industry:
Day Care
Not Applicable
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Advertising (Regular)
Department:

Federal Trade Commission(202) 326-2222

License:
REGULATIONS
Industry:
Advertising
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Advertising, Outdoor (Off-premises Advertising Signs, i.e. Billboards)
Department:

Dept. of Transportation Office of Outdoor Advertising(609) 530-3337

License:
PERMIT REGISTRATION
Industry:
Advertising
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Advisor, Investment
Department:

New Jersey Bureau of Securities(973) 504-3600

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Investment Advisor
Other Industry:
Financial
Not Applicable
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Aerial Advertising (Planes)
Department:

Dept. of Transportation Division of Aeronautics(609) 530-2900

License:
INFORMATION
Industry:
Advertising
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Aerial Pesticide Applicator
Department:

Dept. of Environmental ProtectionEnvironmental Safety, Health & Analytical ProgramsBureau of Pesticide Operations(609) 984-6507

License:
CERTIFICATION AND/OR LICENSE
Industry:
Aerial Pesticide
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Agricultural Chemicals
Department:

Dept. of Environmental ProtectionEnvironmental Safety, Health & Analytical ProgramBureau of Pesticide Operations(609) 984-6507

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Agricultural Chemicals
Other Industry:
Chemicals
Not Applicable
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Agricultural Crew Leader (Bringing Seasonal Farm Labor into NJ to Work)
Department:

State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development(609) 292-2515

License:
REGISTRATION (ANUALLY)
Industry:
Agricultural Crew
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Air Ambulance
Department:

Dept. of Health and Senior Services Office of Emergency Medical Services (609) 633-7777

License:
INFORMATION
Industry:
Ambulance
Other Industry:
Air Ambulance
Not Applicable
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Air Meet/Show or Exhibition
Department:

Dept. of Environmental Protection

License:
LICENSE (info only)
Industry:
Air Show
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Air Tanks - Scuba Diving (Filling/Compression Equipment Only)
Department:

Dept. of Health & Senior Services Environmental & Occupational Health Services Emergency Response Coordination (609) 633-7777

License:
INFORMATION
Industry:
Scuba Diving
Other Industry:
Air Tanks
Not Applicable
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Aircraft Dealers/ Mechanic
Department:

Federal Aviation Administration(866) 835-5322

License:
CONTACT
Industry:
Aircraft Dealer
Other Industry:
Mechanic
Not Applicable
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Airline
Department:

Federal Aviation Administration(866) 835-5322

License:
CONTACT
Industry:
Airline
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Airport, Landing Field & Strip, Heliport, Sea Plane Base
Department:

Federal Aviation Administration(866) 835-5322

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Airport
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Alarms, Security
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Division of Consumer Affairs Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors, Fire Alarm, Burglar Alarm and Locksmith Advisory Committee (973) 504-6245

License:
LICENSE REQUIRED REGARDLESS OF VOLTAGE
Industry:
Security Alarms
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Alcohol Beverage Bulk Sale (BSP)
Department:

Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control(609) 984-2830

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Alcohol Beverage Bulk Sale
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Alcohol Beverage Home Brewer (BRW)
Department:

Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control(609) 984-2830

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Alcohol Beverage Home Brewer
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Alcohol Plenary Retail Consumption
Department:

Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control(609) 984-2830

License:
REGISTRATION
Industry:
Alcohol Retail Consumption
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Alcoholic Beverage Import for Personal Consumption
Department:

Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control(609) 984-2830

License:
PERMIT
Industry:
Alcoholic Beverage Import
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Alcoholic Beverage Sale (Non-Profit) For Social Affair
Department:

Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control(609) 984-2830

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Alcoholic Beverage Sale
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Alcoholic Beverage Transportation
Department:

Division  of Alcoholic Beverage Control
(609) 984-2830

License:
PERMIT. IF PICKING UP TO TAKE OUT OF NJ. / LICENSE (IF UNLOADING IN NJ)
Industry:
Alcoholic Beverage Transportation
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Alcoholic Beverages Retailer to Retailer (RR)
Department:

Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control(609) 984-2830

License:
PERMIT
Industry:
Alcoholic Beverages Retailer
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Alcoholism Counselor
Department:

Alcohol & Drug Counselor Committee State Board of Marriage & Family(973) 504-6582

License:
CERTIFICATE
Industry:
Alcohilism Counselor
Other Industry:
Counselor
Not Applicable
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Alcoholism Treatment Center (Residential)
Department:

Department of Health(609) 292-5960

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Alcoholism Treatment
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Alien Labor Certification
Department:

Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development- temporary nonagricultural work (609) 292-2900 - temporary agriculture employment (609) 777-1838

License:
ALIEN LABOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Industry:
Seasonal Labor
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Ambulance Service (Invalid Coach, Transport Ambulance Services, Emergency Ambulance Service) *Volunteer First Air Squads are Exempt
Department:

Dept. of Health & Senior Services Office of Emergency Medical Services (609) 633-7777

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Ambulance
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Ambulatory Care Facility
Department:

Department of Health(609) 292-5960

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Ambulatory Care
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Amusement Games & Arcades (Seashore, Amusement Parks, County & State Fairs)
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Division of Consumer Affairs Office of Legalized Games of Chance (973) 273-8000

License:
APPROVAL
Industry:
Amusement
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Amusement Ride Operator
Department:

Dept. of Community Affairs Carnival Amusement Ride Safety Program(609) 292-2097

License:
LICENSE/REGISTRATION/PERMIT (LICENSING FEE VARIES)
Industry:
Amusement Ride
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Animal Control Office
Department:

Dept. of Health(609) 826-4872 (609) 826-5964

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Animal Control
Other Industry:
Animal
Not Applicable
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Animal Dealer & Broker (Cattle, Sheep & Swine)
Department:

Dept. of AgricultureDivision of Animal Health609-633-2954

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Animal Dealer
Other Industry:
Animal Broker
Not Applicable
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Animal Trapping
Department:

Dept. of Environmental ProtectionDivision of Fish & Wildlife (609) 292-1473

License:
CONTACT (NO LICENSE REQUIRED FOR PESTS, I.E. RACCOONS, SQUIRRELS ETC. IN HOMES, YARDS)
Industry:
Animal Trapping
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Apiary (Bee Hive)
Department:

Dept. of Agriculture NJ Farms (609) 462-7820

License:
REGISTRATION
Industry:
Bee
Other Industry:
Apiary
Not Applicable
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Apparel Manufacturer
Department:

Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development609-984-3008

License:
CERTIFICATE
Industry:
Apparel Manufacturer
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Apparel Registered Number
Department:

Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development609-984-3008

License:
OBTAIN COPY OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND APPAREL REGISTRATION NUMBER
Industry:
Apparel
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Apparel Registered Number / Labels
Department:

Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development609-984-3008

License:
REGISTRATION
Industry:
Apparel
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Aquatic Pesticide Permit
Department:

Dept. of Environmental ProtectionCompliance and Enforcement(609) 984-6666

License:
CONTACT
Industry:
Aerial Pesticide
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Architect
Department:

NJ Division of Consumer AffairsState Board of Architects (973) 504-6385

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Architect
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Architect, Certified Landscape
Department:

NJ Division of Consumer AffairsState Board of Architects (973) 504-6385

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Architect
Other Industry:
Landscape
Not Applicable
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Architect, Corporation
Department:

NJ Division of Consumer AffairsState Board of Architects (973) 504-6385

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Architect
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Armored Car service
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Office of Motor Carriers(609) 637-4222

License:
FOR INTERSTATE SERVICES (CROSSING STATES LINES)
Industry:
Armored Car
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Arson Investigation
Department:

Department of Community AffairsDivision of Fire Safety(609) 984-7860

License:
CERTIFICATE
Industry:
Arson Investigation
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Art School
Department:

Dept. of Education(609) 376-3500

License:
CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL
Industry:
Art School
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Art School (Adult)
Department:

Dept. of Education Division of Vocational Education Postsecondary/Special Services Bureau609) 292-2070 (Press # 3)

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Art School
Other Industry:
Adult
Not Applicable
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Asbestos Removal (Contractor or Company)
Department:

Dept. of Labor & Workforce DevelopmentAsbestos Control and Licensing(609) 633-3760

License:
LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS
Industry:
Asbestos Removal
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Asbestos Safety Control Monitoring Company (Third Party Agency for the State)
Department:

Dept. of Community Affairs Codes and Regulations (609) 633-6224

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Asbestos Monitoring
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Asbestos Technician
Department:

Dept. of Labor & Workforce DevelopmentAsbestos Control and Licensing(609) 633-3760

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Asbestos Technician
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Asbestos Training Course
Department:

Dept. of HealthConsumer Environmental Health Services(609) 631-6749

License:
CERTIFICATE, COMPLETE
Industry:
Asbestos Training
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Asbestos Worker, Technician, or Supervisor (Individuals)
Department:

Dept. of Labor & Workforce DevelopmentAsbestos Control and Licensing(609) 633-3760

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Asbestos
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Asbestos- Certification of Training Agencies or Worker/Supervisor
Department:

Dept. of Labor & Workforce DevelopmentAsbestos Control and Licensing(609) 633-3760

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Asbestos Training
Other Industry:
Asbestos Agency
Not Applicable
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Assisted Living Administrator
Department:

Dept. of Health(609) 292-9900

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Assisted Living
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Associate Counselor
Department:

New Jersey Division of Consumer AffairsBoard of Marriage & Family Therapy Professional Counselor Examiners Committee(908) 504-6582

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Associate Counselor
Other Industry:
Counselor
Not Applicable
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Athletic Promoter, Second Manager, Manager
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety State Athletic Control Board(609) 292-0317

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Athletic Manager
Other Industry:
Manager
Not Applicable
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Athletic Trainer
Department:

Div. of Consumer Affairs Athletic Training Advisory Committee(609) 826-7100

License:
LICESNE
Industry:
Athletic Trainer
Other Industry:
Trainer
Not Applicable
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Athletic/ Booking Agency
Department:

Div. of Consumer Affairs Athletic Training Advisory Committee(609) 826-7100

License:
LICENSE/ REGULATIONS (CALL CONSUMER AFFIARS FOR FEE SCHEDULE)
Industry:
Athletic Agency
Other Industry:
Agency
Not Applicable
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Attorney-at-Law
Department:

New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners(609) 815-2911

License:
CERTIFICATE OF ADMISSION
Industry:
Attorney
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Auction
Department:

New Jersey State Society of Auctioneers(908) 789-9999

License:
INFORMATION
Industry:
Auction
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Auction Audiologist-Speech Language Pathologist
Department:

Division of Consumer Affairs Audiology & Speech Language Pathology Advisory Committee (973) 504-6200

License:
LICENSE/REGULATED (FEE VARIES)
Industry:
Auction Pathologist
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Auto Body
Department:

Motor Vehicle Commission Auto Body Repair License609) 292-6500

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Auto Body
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Auto Body Repair Facility (If Spray Painting)
Department:

Dept. of Environmental ProtectionCompliance and Enforcement (609) 777-0122

License:
PERMIT
Industry:
Auto Body
Other Industry:
Repair
Not Applicable
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Auto Dealer
Department:

Motor Vehicle Commission New and Used Car Dealerships and Leasing Licenses (609) 292-6500 ext-5014

License:
LICENSE/REGISTRATION ONE SET OF PLATES
Industry:
Auto Dealer
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Auto Emissions Repairs/ Technician
Department:

Dept. of Environmental ProtectionEmission Repair Facility (ERF) Registration (609) 292-7953

License:
CERTIFICATION
Industry:
Auto Emissions
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Auto Leasing (For 60 or More Days)
Department:

Motor Vehicle Commission New and Used Car Dealerships and Leasing Licenses (609) 292-6500 ext-5014

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Auto Leasing
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Aviation Facility (Private)
Department:

Dept. of Transportation Aviation (609) 530-2900

License:
LICENSE (FEE VARIES)
Industry:
Aviation Facility
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Aviation Fuel
Department:

Dept. of TreasuryMotor Fuels Tax Forms(866) 534-7789

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Aviation Fuel
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Bail Bondsman
Department:

Dept. of Banking & Insurance Licensing & Education(609) 292-4337 ext-50552

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Bail Bondsman
Other Industry:
Bail
Not Applicable
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Bakery Wholesale or In-House (Commercial & Retail)
Department:

Check Local Municipality

License:
CONTACT
Industry:
Bakery Wholesale
Other Industry:
Bakery
Not Applicable
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Balloonport or Balloonsport
Department:

Dept. of Transportation Aviation (609) 530-2900

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Balloon
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Bank & Broker, Mortgage
Department:

Dept. of Banking & Insurance(609) 292-7272

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Mortgage Bank
Other Industry:
Mortgage Broker
Not Applicable
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Bank, Savings & Commercial
Department:

Dept. of Banking & Insurance(609) 292-7272

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Bank
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Bar
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing Bureau 609-984-2736

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Bar
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Barber Shop
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Division of Consumer Affairs Board of Cosmetology (973) 504-6400

License:
LICENSE/REGISTRATION
Industry:
Barber Shop
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Bartending School
Department:

Dept. of Labor Private School Unit (609) 984-2242

License:
CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL
Industry:
Bartending School
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Beautician, Cosmetologist, Beauty School & Teacher
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Div. of Consumer Affairs Board of Cosmetology (973) 504-6400

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Beautician School
Other Industry:
Cosmetogist School
Not Applicable
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Beauty School
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Div. of Consumer Affairs Board of Cosmetology (973) 504-6400

License:
LICENSE/REGISTRATION
Industry:
Beauty School
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Beauty Shop
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Div. of Consumer Affairs Board of Cosmetology (973) 504-6400

License:
LICENSE/REGISTRATION
Industry:
Beauty Shop
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Bed & Breakfast
Department:

Dept. of Community Affairs(609) 633-6303

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Bed Breakfast
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Bee Hive
Department:

Dept. of Agriculture NJ Farms (609) 462-7820

License:
REGISTRATION
Industry:
Bee Hive
Other Industry:
Apiary
Not Applicable
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Beer Making for Personal Consumption
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing Bureau(609) 984-2736

License:
PERMIT (LIMIT OF 200 GALLONS)
Industry:
Beer Making
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Bingo
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsOffice of Legalized Games of Chance(973) 273-8000

License:
LICENSE & REGISTRATION
Industry:
Bingo
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Bio-analytical Laboratory Director
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public safety Division of Consumer AffairsState Board of Medical Examiners(973) 504-6200

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Bio-analytical Laboratory Director
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Black Seal
Department:

Dept. of Labor & Workforce DevelopmentOffice of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Compliance(609) 292-2345

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Black Seal
Other Industry:
Black
Not Applicable
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Blood Bank
Department:

Community Blood Services(201) 444-3900

License:
FOR DONATING BLOOD
Industry:
Blood Bank
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Blue Seal
Department:

Dept. of Labor & Workforce DevelopmentMechanical Inspection Bureau of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Compliance(609) 292-2345

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Blue Seal
Other Industry:
Blue
Not Applicable
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Boarding Home
Department:

Dept. of Community Affairs Bureau of Rooming & Boarding Home Standards (609) -633-6251 Licensing: (609) 984-1706

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Boarding Home
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Boarding Home for Sheltered Care
Department:

Dept. of Community Affairs Bureau of Rooming and Boarding House Standards (609) -633-6251

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Boarding Home
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Boarding Homes/Owners & Operators
Department:

Dept. of Community Affairs Bureau of Rooming & Boarding Home Standards (609) -633-6251 Licensing: (609) 984-1706

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Boarding Home
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Boat Dealer (Boards having Motors)
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Div. of Motor Vehicles Special Title Section (609) 292-6500

License:
REGISTRATION
Industry:
Boat Dealer
Other Industry:
Yacht
Not Applicable
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Boat, Fishing Party
Department:

Dept. of TransportationDivision of Motor VehiclesMotor Boat Numbering Section(609) 292-4517US Coast GuardDocumentation Officer(800) 799-8362 (NY Zone)(304) 271-2400 (Phila. Zone)

License:
REGISTRATION
Industry:
Boat
Other Industry:
Fishing Party
Not Applicable
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Boat, Snack
Department:

Dept. of Environmental Protection Tidelands Management Program (609) 292-2573

License:
CERTIFICATE OF SEAWORTHINESS (IF MOORED OVER 10 DAYS)
Industry:
Boat
Other Industry:
Snack Boat
Not Applicable
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Boiler Operator
Department:

Dept. of Labor & Workforce DevelopmentOffice of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Compliance(609) 292-2345

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Bolier Operator
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Bonding Company
Department:

Dept. of TreasuryDivision of RevenueBusiness Services Bureau Corporate(609) 292-9292

License:
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY
Industry:
Bonding Company
Other Industry:
Bond
Not Applicable
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Bonds
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Division of Consumer AffairsBureau of Securities(973) 504-3600

License:
REGISTRATION
Industry:
Bond
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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