Mercantile Licenses

All commercial businesses in Margate are required to display a Mercantile License. Renewal applications are mailed annually and licenses are valid for the calendar year.  More detailed information on mercantile licenses is available by phoning the Municipal Clerk’s Office at (609) 822-2605.

New businesses are required to visit the Building Department and complete a Staff Committee Application to determine if Planning Board Action is required prior to opening.  The results of the Staff Committee and/or Planning Board will determine the operating conditions for the business and will also instruct the applicant on the procedure to obtain a Mercantile License.  Please call the Staff Committee at 609-822-1974.

To obtain a Mercantile License Application press here:  Margate City Application