Business Certificates

All business certificates (commonly known as "doing business as" or "DBA" certificates) are filed with the Town Clerk. The DBA files allow consumers to identify and locate the proprietor of a business that goes by a name other than that of the proprietor. If you are running the business out of a residence, and that residence is an apartment or condo, you will need to notify the management and get written confirmation from the management company. Once filed, a certificate is valid for four years. The fee for filing is $40.

If a business is registered in Massachusetts as a Corporation and uses the same name to do business as, then there is no need to file a DBA certificate in the town. If you have any questions, please call our office at 781-270-1660.