In accordance with MGL 110:5, any person conducting a business under a name other than his/her own name is required to file a Business Certificate with the Town Clerk’s office. The business should be registered at the address where business will be conducted.
These certificates are also known as “D.B.A’s” or “Doing Business As”.
Names of all owners of business
Addresses of all owners of business
Description of Business
All businesses are required to fill out a form in order to acquire a business certificate. This form costs $22.00 and is valid for four years. After the four year period the business is required to renew or discontinue their certificate.
Most financial institutions require a copy of the Business Certificate prior to opening a business banking account.