Business Certificates (DBA)

Massachusetts General Law chapter 110 § 5 states that anyone doing business under a name other than their own is required to file a DBA (doing business as) certificate in the the Town the business is located in.

Before applying for a DBA, please contact the Zoning Department at 508-261-7363.  For your protection, the Zoning enforcement Officer will tell you if your business is allowed by zoning.

The fee for a business certificate is $40.00, payable in cash, check or credit card (please note that there is an additional fee for credit cards).  The Business Certificate is good for four years from the date it was obtained.

You may click on this Form and have it notarized if you wish to submit your application by mail or you can bring it unsigned to the Town Clerk's Office and we will notarize it.  Please remember to bring Identification with you.