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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. View the Business Certificate (PDF).