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.

Local General Business Licenses

Boston Business Certificate

Agency:City of Boston City Clerk (MA)

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

Springfield Business Certificate

Agency:City of Springfield City Clerk's Office (MA)

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

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