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Starting a Business in Rutherford NJ

Rutherford offers a vibrant, growing community, an active Chamber of Commerce, and a business-friendly mix of local culture, history, art, and suburban charm in the heart of North Jersey. Find links to permits and info below to help you start or run your Rutherford business, along with local business opportunities. 

The Rutherford Chamber of Commerce is proud to provide your business additional support and free advertising with your free listing on this website and in seasonal sales and promotions, the ability to join our free RutherFunds Community Gift eCard program, networking opportunities, and more.
Learn more about what the Rutherford Chamber of Commerce can do for you.

The town of Rutherford features:

  • Strong community with variety of active community organizations
  • Town-wide eGift Card
  • Attractive Downtown
  • Mass transit & major highway nexus
  • Williams Center for the Arts renewal & other major new building developments underway
  • Commercial space available, including in the high growth-potential West End
  • Renowned as a ‘foodie town’ with many popular cafes and restaurants (majority BYOB, but town now offers new on-premise licensing opportunities)
  • Popular local events include Summer Concerts, street closures for Dining Out nights, Rutherford Day, parades, festivals, and more.

Stay Informed & Advised: Important Information for Business Owners from the Borough of Rutherford

New-Business Forms & Construction Permits

Visit the borough's Building Department for the latest forms to open a new business and for construction, demolition, plumbing, etc.

Signage, Streetscape & Sidewalk Forms

Visit the Building Department's website for the latest forms for outdoor cafe space, signage, sidewalk changes, etc.

Local Businesses For Sale & Commercial Real Estate

Check out our local Commercial Real Estate opportunities and businesses for sale or post your commercial ad for free.