Sidewalk Sales – Are businesses free to sell merchandise on Jersey City sidewalks as they please?

No. As per City Code 296 Article V (Commercial Usage), sidewalk sales in Jersey City require a permit. A business within the Central Avenue business district must obtain a sidewalk sale permit from the CASID office. Sidewalk sales are limited to three consecutive days a month and can extend no further then four (4) feet from the storefront. Merchandise is not permitted near curbs. Contact the CASID office to obtain a sidewalk sale permit or for further details.