Massachusetts Business License

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General Business License Requirements for Massachusetts.

Business licenses are often required of business entities, regardless of their products and services. This page provides an overview of business license requirements in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts General Business Licenses

Massachusetts Business License

Not required



General Business License licensure is not required on the State level in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts does not have a general business license at the state level, but local licenses are often required.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Local General Business Licenses

Boston Business Certificate

Agency:City of Boston City Clerk (MA)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

New Business Certificate Application

Agency Fee:

$65 filing fee + $35 if you dont live in MA but conduct business there

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail prior to the expiration date.

Agency Fee:

$65 filing fee + $35 if you dont live in MA but conduct business there

Due:

Valid for four years from the date filed.

Notarize:Required

Cambridge Business Certificate

Agency:City of Cambridge City Clerk's Office (MA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Certificate Form

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Renews every four years.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Springfield Business Certificate

Agency:City of Springfield City Clerk's Office (MA)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for a Business Certificate

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for a Business Certificate (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Valid for four years from the date filed.

Notarize:Required

Worcester Business Certificate

Agency:City of Worcester City Clerk (MA)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Certificate Form

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

No renewal application - file for a business certificate with the Worchester City Clerk.

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Valid for four years from the date filed.

Notarize:Required

Worcester Business Certificate

Agency:Worcester County City Clerk (MA)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

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