All business certificates (commonly known as “doing business as” or “DBA” certificates) are filed with the Town Clerk. The DBA files allow consumers to identify and locate the proprietor of a business that goes by a name other than that of the proprietor. Once filed, a certificate is valid for four years. The fee for filing is $20.00.
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 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|
|Professional Training & Career Development||(617) 626-5075|
|Department of Industrial Accidents||(800) 323-3249|
|Mass Procurement Access||(888) MA STATE|
|Office of the Attorney General||(617) 727-2200|
|Office of Business Development||(800) 5 CAPITAL|
|Secretary of State||(800) 392-6090|