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Department of State

NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission Update

The physical office of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission may be closed due to a wider closure of State of New Jersey government offices, but WE WILL REMAIN OPERATIVE via phone and e-mail. During this uncertain time, please reach out to us via our e-mail address ( and staff members will respond either by e-mail or phone, as required. If your business or livelihood is being impacted by the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus outbreak, please visit the following web site:

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for the self-employed and independent contractors in New Jersey:


New Jersey contains 21 counties and 566 municipalities. Each city and town has its own unique regulations pertaining to film production. New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission staff members are well versed in these matters, and should be consulted before specific communities are approached.

As a rule, filmmakers working in New Jersey are required to carry general liability insurance in the amount of $1 million ($2 million in the City of Newark). Additional insurance may be required of crews using pyrotechnic effects or performing stunts. Typically, production companies are asked to present certificates of insurance naming property owners as "additional insured." Further, property owners must be relieved of all liability in connection with production work taking place on their respective locations.

Many cities and towns in the state have no formal permit procedure. However, permits are generally required for filming such locations as county, state and national parks and historic sites, state and county highways, railroad and airport terminals and military posts.

Registering To Do Business In NJ

New Jersey's Online Business Registration Service enables you to apply for a Federal Employer ID Number (FEIN) and register your business for taxes and employer contributions for unemployment and disability, online. You can also obtain temporary certificates of authority for sales tax online by registering at this site.

Click on the link below in order to fill out the electronic form:

Click on the link below to check the registration status of a business:


How To Receive A New Jersey Certificate of Authority

CALL 609-292-1730 for additional information.

In the state of New Jersey to receive a Certificate of Authority you must first have a Corporate ID # as well as a Federal Tax Id #. This can be obtained by first registering your business entity, and then registering for tax and employer purposes. After you have completed these:

" If you have indicated on your Application for Business Registration that you will be collecting sales tax, remitting use tax, or using New Jersey Exemption Certificates, the State of New Jersey will send you a New Jersey Certificate of Authority for sales tax. This is your permit to collect sales tax, and to issue and receive exemption certificates. The New Jersey Certificate of Authority must be displayed at your place of business."

  1. Go to
  2. Select Registrations – located under the "NJ Division of Revenue" header
  3. Select Registering Your Business
  4. On that page there will be a step 1 and a step 2
  5. **General partnerships and sole proprietors can skip step 1.**
  6. STEP 1 – Registering New Business Entities
  7. STEP 2 – Registering All Businesses for Tax & Employer Purposes
  8. Under step 2 click the word registration(which will be linked to allow you to register online)
  9. On that page click get started
  10. Then select register a Business Entity and click continue
  11. This is the first page in a series of three that will facilitate in obtaining the certificate
  12. PAGE 1: Fill in both 10 digit id as well as FEIN click submit
  13. PAGE 2: It will take you to another page – on that page hit "click here"
  14. PAGE 3: Gives you the NJ-REG Form
  15. On the NJ –REG form "Business Registration Application" Be sure to indicate that you will be collecting sales tax, remitting use tax, or using New Jersey Exemption Certificates- in order to receive your certificate.
  16. After the third page is completed and submitted the next page will take you to a confirmation screen
  17. Certificate of authority will be mailed




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