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 $60.00.
If a business is registered in Massachusetts as a Corporation and uses the same name to do business as, then there is no need to file a DBA certificate in the town. If you have any questions, please call our office at 978-433-0339.
To renew a business license, all owners named on the certificate must be present to sign the document.
To request a new business license, the following form must be approved by the building inspector for approval and then submitted to Town Clerk's office: