Business Certificates (“DBA”)
Business Certificates M.G.L. Chapter 110, Sec. 5
A Business Certificates (“DBA form”) must be filed by an unincorporated business located in Hamilton that is conducting business under a name other than one’s own. The fee for a Business Certificate is $25 and is valid for four years and is renewable.
A Business Certificate only registers your name in town – it does not give you permission to operate. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the Building Inspector and the Board of Health and to obtain any other required licenses or permits in order to comply with Town Bylaws, rules and regulations at the local level and also to comply with all MA state laws.
Renewals and withdrawals must be done in writing and must be notarized. The fee for a Withdrawal Certificate is $10.
Click here for the Application for Business Certificate. For more information about filing, click here. To be sure that staff are available to assist you, please call the Town Clerk’s Office to schedule an appointment.