It is mandatory for any business to obtain certain business licenses if it chooses to operate legally. In order to start a car painting business in New Jersey certain licenses are essential.
Business Licenses Requirements:
The Motor Vehicle Commission of New Jersey issues the business licenses that are required to operate an auto body repair business such as a car painting business.
Requirements to Qualify For the Licenses:
o It is essential to be 18 years and above with no criminal record.
o The applicant must have the legal capacity to contract and assume liability for any debt that is incurred and must exhibit character and responsibility.
o If you have multiple locations, separate applications for each facility are required.
Document That Are Necessary To Be Filed:
o Certificate of occupancy
o New Jersey sales tax ID number
o Child support forms
o Federal employer ID number
o Proof of completed fingerprinting
o Written certificate of approval from the zoning clerk or municipal officer that the location, building and maintenance were approved.
o New Jersey Unemployment registration number
o Color photograph of all owners of the shop
o Color photographs of the facility displaying the advertised sign
o $350 Initial Fee and a $20 Non-refundable application fee
Other Essentials Requisites Include
o Federal Tax ID number
o Current certificate of inspection for building and spray booth
o Stack permit or letter of exemption from DEP for spray booth
o Hazardous waste disposal systems ensuring required state and federal government safety standards are maintained.
o Adequate insurance coverage such as:
1. General liability insurance minimum amount permitted being $300,000
2. Garage keepers liability insurance
3. Fire insurance for building and spray booth
4. Workers’ compensation insurance
o Equipment necessary to safely raise and support vehicles for inspection during repair as well as structural repairs, four-wheel alignment, vehicle air conditioner servicing and mechanical repairs
o A metal inert gas welder
If You Spray Paint, Requisites Are:
o The enclosed area for refinishing must comply with all the applicable safety, fire, environmental and other regulations.
o Workers must have a supply of fresh air within the spray area.
o Adequate air filtration devices to reduce particles from air exhausted while spray-painting that comply with applicable standards set by state and federal government.
o It is necessary for at least one employee or 10% of the employees which ever is greater to have completed a recognized auto repair related training one year prior to the year of the license application.
These are a few facts about the licensing requirements to start a car painting business in New Jersey. You can also use the services and products that are used by several firms to help new entrepreneurs succeed.
Motor Vehicle Commission, Auto Body Licensing Unit, P.O. Box 172, 225 East State Street, Trenton, NJ 08666-0172. (609) 292-6500 or toll free in NJ (888) 486-3339, TTY (609) 292-5120