Business Certificates

Under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 110, Section 5, any person conducting business in the Commonwealth (under any title other than the real name of the person conducting the business, whether individually or as a partnership), shall apply for a Business Certificate/dba in the Town Clerk's Office. The fee is $35.00 and the certificate is good for four (4) years. If you wish to apply for a Business Certificate, please contact the Town Clerk's Office to inquire about the necessary information and process. Any business incorporated in the Commonwealth does not need a Business Certificate. However, the individuals bank may request your business have one.

Click here to view a copy of Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 110, Section 5 - Certificates of Persons Conducting Businesses; Contents; Filing; Fees; Index