Please Note: Although Location Island does allow certain forms of advertising on our Resource Pages, we do our best to make sure that these sections are well defined under the heading "Advertising". All of the links to the various states, municipalities, utilities, chambers of commerce, etc. are meant to be DIRECT links and are unmodified by us in any way. If you find any discrepancies with any of the official links in this section, please let us know and we will take the appropriate actions. For any questions or concerns regarding your privacy, please consult our Privacy Policy.

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County Web Page - The official web site of Monmouth County, NJ.

Health Permits - For information pertaining to food handler's permits, etc. please refer to the individual municipality (below) for details.

SCORE (Chapter 36) - The SCORE Association is a national nonprofit organization with a public service mission to maximize the success of America's existing and emerging small businesses. SCORE Chapter 36 offers advice for small business owners in Monmouth County, NJ.

Department of Economic Development (BizConnect) - BizConnect is a series of free business resource information programs to help local businesses find the necessary resources to help them thrive in today’s sagging economy. It is designed to maximize business retention, expansion and attraction opportunities in Monmouth County.

Monmouth County GIS - The Monmouth County Geographic Information Systems (MCGIS) home page. GIS is the combination of Cartography with Computer hardware, software and databases to produce maps and analysis.

Monmouth County, New Jersey

Gas & Electric - Link to PSE&G's web site that includes information on their solar incentives and cost saving ideas.

Water & Sewer Service - Most of Hudson County is served by Untied Water although some municipalities still manage their own utility service. Click here for UW's coverage area.


State of New Jersey - The official web site for the State of New Jersey.

State of New Jersey Department of Health - The Food and Drug Safety Program regulates food, drug, and cosmetic safety and provides information to consumers and the regulated industry. Major activities include: License and inspect wholesale food, milk, and shellfish establishments; Enforce food safety laws; Provide consumer information; Issue Public Health Advisories; Assist in the investigation of food borne outbreaks; Issue export certificates; and Register wholesalers and manufacturers of prescription/non-prescription drugs, medical devices, and medical gases.

Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health Service - Our Service is diverse, and includes programs and projects in food and milk safety, hazardous site, health evaluation, environmental and occupational diseases, indoor air, regulated medical waste, tattoos and permanent makeup, youth camp safety, asbestos and lead training certification, and more.

Doing Business in New Jersey – An 80 page pdf file giving you detailed information for starting a business in New Jersey and all the rules and regulations you should be aware of are listed.  Outlines details for putting together a business plan and working with the needed government agencies.

New Jersey Licensing and Permits -  Does your type of business or profession require permits, licenses or registrations? Get answers to your most frequently asked questions.  Get information on the business permit, licensing and business and professional registration requirements by type of business and location from Licensing and Permits.

New Jersey Business Registration and Information - Access this section to form/register your business in New Jersey and maintain the business registration records you have on file with the state.  You may also access New Jersey’s Uniform Commercial Code Service, Notary Public Commissioning program and various states reporting certification and public records programs provided by the state.

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs - The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is a State agency created to provide administrative guidance, financial support and technical assistance to local governments, community development organizations, businesses and individuals to improve the quality of life in New Jersey. DCA offers a wide range of programs and services that respond to issues of public concern including fire and building safety, housing production, community planning and development, and local government management and finance.

New Jersey Division of Codes and Standards -  establishes and enforces building codes, in partnership with the State’s municipalities, to protect the health and safety of residents. The Division houses the Bureau of Housing Inspection; implements construction codes including building, plumbing, fire protection, radon codes, asbestos and lead abatement; and oversees carnival/amusement ride inspections, LP gas installations, rooming and boarding house licenses, and the State’s New Home Warranty program. California Economic Strategy Panel - continuously examines changes in the state’s economic base and industry sectors to develop a statewide vision and strategic initiatives to guide public policy decisions for economic growth and competitiveness. The California Regional Economies Project is currently the lead mechanism for these efforts.

New Jersey Public Records and Archives - The Division of Archives and Records Management holds in trust the public records of New Jersey: one of the oldest and most vital functions of government. The division has statutory authority to ensure the security, integrity, and efficiency of record-keeping by state and local public agencies, and to preserve the rich documentary heritage of New Jersey and its people.

State of New Jersey – Taking Care of Business -  you will have convenient one-stop access to all New Jersey electronic tax filing and payment services that apply to your business, as well as access to your filing/payment history. To augment these extensive online tax filing and payment services, New Jersey plans to enhance the Premier Business Services platform and allow you to interact in real time with multiple State agencies through a single, secure log-in.

State of New Jersey GIS Maps - Here is a list of maps available from NJDOT's Geographic Information System. NJDOT makes maps available "as is". The maps on this web site are graphic presentations and should be interpreted as such.  County Maps | State Maps

State of New Jersey Department of Transportation - The state's DOT web site. The public is encouraged to take advantage of many services offered online.  Updated regularly with current traffic conditions and road closures.

New Jersey Roadway Information and Traffic Counts - is responsible for the collection and dissemination of TRAFFIC COUNTS in various formats (the link is for the most current online searchable format), and only on the State Highway System.

State of New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control - Alcohol Licensing information.

New Jersey Real Estate Commission - The REC issues licenses to real estate brokers and salespersons, real estate schools, and course instructors, as well as establishes standards of practice for the real estate brokerage profession. It also regulates and registers out-of-state sales through New Jersey brokers.

New Jersey Division of Taxation - A state maintained site with links and information pertaining to sales & Use Taxes, Tax forms, Electronic Services, etc.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority - If you are a business in need of financing to grow in New Jersey, a not-for-profit organization seeking capital to expand community services, a municipality looking to attract a major corporation within your boundaries, or a developer requiring funds for a major redevelopment project, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) is ready to put its resources to work for you.  With our large portfolio of varied programs and services, the EDA can assist you with access to capital, including tax-exempt and taxable bond financing, loans, loan guarantees, venture capital and business and tax incentives. In addition, we offer real estate development .

New Jersey Small Business GuideHere you will find many helpful links, a few critical links being Starting a Business - Legal steps to starting a business in New Jersey; Operating a Business - Ongoing requirements such as annual filings and license renewals; Training and Assistance - Resources available that support New Jersey small businesses; and Cities and Counties - Resources from your local government.

New Jersey Small Business Development Center (SBDC)The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) network helps small businesses expand operations, manage growth or launch new ventures. With offices in every county of the state, NJSBDC consultants help small business owners finance, market and manage their ventures.

U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter -To be New Jersey's foremost coalition in the public and private sectors promoting the planning, design, construction, and operation/maintenance of buildings that are environmentally responsible, cost effective, productive, and healthy places to live, learn, and work. 

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder web site. Why pay for your demographic information twice?

S.C.O.R.E. Chapter 14 - Serving Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon & portions of Union Counties.

Chambers of Commerce
Asbury Park Chamber Of Commerce
Bradley Beach Chamber Of Commerce
Brielle Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Of Commerce Of Eastern Monmouth Area
Chamber of Commerce of Long Branch
Chamber Of Commerce Old Bridge, Sayreville, and South Amboy
Chamber Of Commerce Of Spring Lake
Greater Ocean Township Chamber Of Commerce
Howell Chamber of Commerce
Matawan-Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce
Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce
Ocean Grove Area Chamber of Commerce
Sea Girt Chamber of Commerce
Southern Monmouth Area Chamber Of Commerce
Wall Chamber of Commerce
Western Monmouth Chamber of Commerce


* Monmouth County, NJ is comprised of 2 cities, 35 boroughs, 1 Village and 15 incorporated townships,
all of which are responsible for creating, maintaining and enforcing their own
planning, zoning and building codes & regulations.

Please refer to their respective web sites for more information.
(Villages and Hamlets are contained within each)

THe Incorporated Cites, Townships, Villages & Boroughs of Monmouth County, New Jersey


Aberdeen Township
(Town Code)

The Borough of Allenhurst
(Borough Code)

The Borough of Allentown
(Code in print form only)

The City of Asbury Park
(Code in print form only)

The Borough of
Atlantic Highlands

(Code in print form only)

The Borough of

(Borough Code)

The Borough of Belmar
(Borough Code)

The Borough of
Bradley Beach

(Borough Code)

The Borough of Brielle
(Borough Code)

Colts Neck Township
(Town Code)

The Borough of Deal
(Code in print form only)

The Borough of Eatontown
(Borough Code)

The Borough of Englishtown
(Code in print form only)

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