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Business Certificate / DBA

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Massachusetts General Laws 110 § 5, states that any person conducting business under any title (business name) other than the real name of person conducting the business must file a Doing Business As Certificate with the Town Clerk’s Office. A person is defined as an individual, a partnership or a corporation.

Exemptions to filing are allowed under section 6 if the corporation is doing business in its true corporate name, or if a partnership is doing business under any title, which includes the true surname of any partner. Certain other exemptions exist for trust and limited partnerships.

  • A DBA license in Norfolk is $50.00 for 4 years.

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If you are filing from out of state, please contact us to make alternate arrangements.