Town Clerk, Business


Business Certificate

A business certificate is required of any person or corporation that is operating a business under any other name but their own. For example someone operating a business as John Doe, Plumbing does not need a business certificate but Doe's Wicked Good Plumbing Co. would need a certificate. A business certificate costs $10.00 and is good for four years. They are available at the Town Clerk's office during normal business hours.

Please note that a business certificate records the fact you are operating a business. It does not indicate that you meet any other regulations regarding your business. You may have to obtain other licenses and permits to operate your business.

Resources for Business

MASSACHUSETTS
Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Business resources
(800) 392-6089
Taxpayer Advocate
(Taxes and General Concerns)
(617) 626-2280
Deputy Advocate
(Child Support Concerns)
(617) 626-2280
Division of Employment and Training www.detma.org
(617) 626-5075
Division of Industrial Accidents www.state.ma.us/dia
(800) 323-3249
Insurance Partnership www.state.ma.us/dma
(800 399-8285
Mass Procurement Access www.comm-pass.com
(888) MA STATE
Office of the Attorney General www.ago.state.ma.us
(617) 727-2200
Office of Business Development www.state.ma.us/mobd
(800) 5 CAPITAL
Secretary of State www.state.ma.us/sec
(800) 392-6090
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Department of Labor (617) 565-2066
Internal Revenue Service (800) 829-1040
Occupational Health and Safety (617) 565-9860
Small Business Administration (617) 565-5590
Social Security Administration (800) 772-6270