Business or mercantile licenses, which must be obtained in the City of Long Branch, can also be obtained at the Health Department. For any new business, written approval from the Zoning Officer must first be obtained. Applications can be obtained from the Health Department or by calling the Health Department. The fee for a mercantile license is $125. Download Mercantile License Form (PDF). The form allows entry from your computer keyboard and must be completed upon presentation to the Health Department.