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Purchasing an Existing Business

If you are purchasing an existing business you need to insure that you have all necessary federal, state and local permissions to operate. Prospective business owners should at a minimum check with the following departments: Building, Housing and Land Use, Fire Prevention and Health.
  • Certificate of Occupancy: Prospective business owners should check with the Building Department to determine if it is necessary to apply for a Continuing Certificate of Occupancy.
  • Health Department Licenses: Health Department licenses are not transferable. When a business changes ownership, the new owners must apply and receive approval to operate from the Health Department. Click here for a license application form. For additional information call (201) 327-2609.
  • Other Departments: Check with other departments such as Fire Prevention and Borough Clerk for additional requirements.

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