Business in Beach Haven

Beach Haven is the Heart of LBI and is waiting to be the home of your next business. With a centralized downtown, tourist flock in droves to shop, dine, delight in our beaches and enjoy the many amusement

  • How to Obtain a Mercantile License:

    Contact Donna Marie Heubel at or at 609-492-0111 ext. 221. Mercantile License must be renewed each year by May 15th and are valid until May 14th of the following year. Any person looking to do business in Beach Haven must obtain a mercantile license.

  • Site Plan Review:

    For any new business or an expansion of an existing business in Beach Haven, a Site Plan Review will need to be done. The plan is reviewed by three members of the Land Use Board who decide if the new use will need to come before the full board for a Minor Site Plan Exemption. The review is free.

  • Outdoor Display Permit:

    If you wish to display merchandise outside your establishment on the public right of way, you must first obtain a permit from the Zoning Enforcement Officer.


An application must be filled out and accompanied by:

  • An accurate survey created and sealed by a licensed New Jersey State Surveyor, showing the area between the business and where the curb meets the street. The survey needs to show in detail the location of the existing curb, sidewalk and any open space in front of the business that will be utilized for the display.

  • $100 Fee

  • Certificate of Insurance, with the Borough of Beach Haven additionally insured on the policy with limits not less than $1,000,000.

Prior to issuance of the permit, the Zoning Enforcement Officer will inspect the curb. If the curb needs repair or is not in compliance with the Zoning code of the Borough, a permit will not be issued until repairs have been made or have been brought into compliance.

Once a permit is issued, it is effective for the calendar year in which it was issued.

There are rules and regulations that cover outdoor displays in the Borough code click here for more information. The Borough sets a list of sidewalk sale dates each year where businesses can, without a permit, display merchandise directly outside of their establishment.


For sign regulations contact the Zoning Department at 609-492-0111 ext. 221.

Borough of Beach Haven

420 Pelham Avenue,

Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Phone. 609-492-0111

Fax. 609-492-6262

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