What is a Business Certificate?
A business certificate creates public record of the name and address of the owner(s) of a business commonly known as a “DBA” (“doing business as”). This also includes anyone operating any type of home-based business. Consumers are entitled to this information.
Who must file a Business Certificate?
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 110, Section 5 states that any person conducting business in the Commonwealth under any title other than the real name of the person conducting business, whether individually or as a partnership, shall file a Business Certificate in the office of the Town Clerk of every city or town where an office of any such person or partnership may be situated.
How do I file or renew a Business Certificate?
You must come to the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours or set up an appointment with the Town Clerk. Call 413 258 2883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
241 West Granville Road
Each person named on the certificate must sign the form in person at the Town Clerk’s Office. Proper identification is required.