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 note for your protection, the zoning enforcement officer will sign off on your application to ensure your business is allowed by zoning.
The fee for a business certificate is $25 (payable in cash or check), the certificate is valid for 4 years.
You may fill out the application form and have it notarized if you wish to submit your application by mail.
To download the form, please click here
Town Clerk’s Office
41 Elm Street
Southbridge, MA 01550