How to Get a Business Certificate (DBA) in Massachusetts

If your company name is different than your legal business name, you need to apply for a business certificate (also called DBA or “doing business as”) with the town or city where your business is located (M.G.L. ch.110 §5). A business certificate creates a public record of the name and address of the owner(s) of a business.

The legal name for a partnership or corporation is the official name used when incorporating your business. If you’re a sole proprietor, your legal name is your legal business name.

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Business Certificates in Burlington

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