Mass General Law Chapter 110 Section 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 Town the business is in.
Before applying for a DBA please contact the Building/Zoning Department at 508-393-5010. For your protection, the zoning enforcement officer will sign off on your Zoning Determination Form to ensure your business is allowed by zoning. Also, for a home occupation please complete this form
The fee for a business certificate is $35 (payable in cash or check), the certificate is valid for 4 years.
You may fill out this application form and have it notarized if you wish to submit your application by mail.
To renew your business certificate, submit this application form along with the $25 renewal fee.