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Business Certificate Requirements (MGL CH 110, § 5)
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
Town Hall
241 West Granville Road
Tolland MA

Each person named on the certificate must sign the form in person at the Town Clerk’s Office. Proper identification is required.

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