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 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
(617) 626-5075
Division of Industrial Accidents
(800) 323-3249
Insurance Partnership
(800 399-8285
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
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