Jan 27, 2023

Commercial Debt Collection in Jersey City

Located in the northeast section of New Jersey is Jersey City, the state’s second largest city. As of 2020, Jersey City had a population of more than 292,000 residents, which is an 18 percent increase from 2010.

Commercial Debt Collection Laws

In Jersey City, there are several significant commercial debt collection laws that help how debtors return money to creditors. The interest rate for legal cases is up to 30 percent (as provided by contract). The interest rate is 1 percent on judgments up to $15,000, and an additional 2 percent on judgments in excess of $15,000.

In regards to the city’s stance on statute of limitations:

  • Open Accounts: 6 years
  • Sale of Goods: 4 years
  • Written Contracts: 6 years
  • Domestic Judgments: 20 years
  • Foreign Judgments: 20 years

For a more comprehensive summary of the B2B debt collection laws in Jersey City and the overall state, visit our New Jersey commercial debt collection laws page.

History of Jersey City

Before it was known as “Jersey City,” the area was inhabited by a collection of Native American tribes called the Lenape. In the 17th century, the area attracted the Dutch West Indian Company, which headquartered out of the area for several years.

In the 19th century, the state ownership of Jersey City was legally disputed about between New York City and the state of New Jersey. It wasn’t until 1834 when a treaty was established for New Jersey to get control of the city. In the later years of the 1800s, Jersey City used as one of the four main routes of the Underground Railroad and eventually three passenger railroad terminals were opened.

Economy in the 21st Century

In recent years, Jersey City has become a regional employment center with more than 100,000 public and private sector jobs. Some of the top industries in the city include money management, retail, intermodal freight transport, casino entertainment, and food manufacturing.

As of 2017, top employers by employee count include:

  1. Goldman Sachs & Co. Inc.: 3,782 employees
  2. United States Postal Services: 3,182
  3. Jersey City Board of Education: 2,494
  4. Pershing LLC / Mellon Bank: 2,000
  5. New Jersey City University: 1,663
  6. JP Morgan Chase Bank: 1,592
  7. Jersey City Medical Center Inc: 1,534
  8. Citigroup Inc.: 1,500


Arts & Culture

Jersey City has become bloomed in a variety of arts and cultures over the past several years. Notable landmarks include the Statue of Liberty National Monument, Liberty Science Center, Colgate Clock and the White Eagle Hall. The city also has an impressive number of museums and libraries for its residents and tourists. Popular attractions include the Jersey City Free Public Library, Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, the Jersey City Museum, Mana Contemporary and the Martin Luther King Drive Station.

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