Massachusetts Business Licenses

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Did you know the rules to create and run a compliant LLC, corporation, nonprofit, or other entity are different in every state? We are specialists in business filings and licensing, including in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Massachusetts that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • City of Boston - Office of the City Clerk
  • Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
  • Attorney General - Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division
  • Board of Public Accountancy
  • Board of Registration in Pharmacy
  • Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and of Land Surveyors
  • Department of Public Utilities (DPU)
  • Department of Revenue
  • Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
  • Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
  • Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation - Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
  • Office of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Secretary of the Commonwealth

Massachusetts Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Massachusetts that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Barnstable County
  • Berkshire County
  • Bristol County
  • Dukes County
  • Essex County
  • Franklin County
  • Hampden County
  • Hampshire County
  • Nantucket County
  • Norfolk County
  • Plymouth County
  • Suffolk County
  • Worcester County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Abington
  • Acton
  • Acushnet
  • Adams
  • Adams
  • Agawam
  • Allston
  • Amesbury
  • Amherst
  • Andover
  • Andover
  • Arlington
  • Arlington Heights
  • Ashburnham
  • Ashby
  • Ashfield
  • Ashland
  • Ashley Falls
  • Athol
  • Attleboro
  • Attleboro Falls
  • Auburn
  • Auburndale
  • Avon
  • Ayer
  • Ayer
  • Babson Park
  • Baldwinville
  • Barnstable
  • Barre
  • Barre
  • Becket
  • Bedford
  • Belchertown
  • Belchertown
  • Bellingham
  • Bellingham
  • Belmont
  • Berkley
  • Berkshire
  • Berlin
  • Bernardston
  • Beverly
  • Billerica
  • Blackstone
  • Blandford
  • Bolton
  • Boston
  • Bourne
  • Boxborough
  • Boxford
  • Boxford
  • Boylston
  • Braintree
  • Brewster
  • Brewster
  • Bridgewater
  • Bridgewater
  • Brighton
  • Brimfield
  • Brockton
  • Brookfield
  • Brookline
  • Brookline Village
  • Bryantville
  • Buckland
  • Burlington
  • Buzzards Bay
  • Byfield
  • Cambridge
  • Canton
  • Carlisle
  • Carver
  • Cataumet
  • Centerville
  • Charlemont
  • Charlestown
  • Charlton
  • Charlton City
  • Chatham
  • Chatham
  • Chelmsford
  • Chelsea
  • Cherry Valley
  • Cheshire
  • Chester
  • Chesterfield
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Chicopee
  • Chilmark
  • Clinton
  • Clinton
  • Cohasset
  • Colrain
  • Concord
  • Conway
  • Cotuit
  • Cummaquid
  • Cummington
  • Dalton
  • Danvers
  • Dartmouth
  • Dedham
  • Deerfield
  • Dennis
  • Dennis
  • Depot Village
  • Devens
  • Dighton
  • Douglas
  • Dover
  • Dover
  • Dracut
  • Dudley
  • Dunstable
  • Duxbury
  • Duxbury
  • East Boston
  • East Bridgewater
  • East Dennis
  • East Falmouth
  • East Freetown
  • East Longmeadow
  • East Orleans
  • East Templeton
  • East Walpole
  • Eastham
  • Easthampton
  • Easton
  • Edgartown
  • Erving
  • Essex
  • Everett
  • Fairhaven
  • Fall River
  • Falmouth
  • Fayville
  • Feeding Hills
  • Fitchburg
  • Florence
  • Foxborough
  • Foxborough
  • Framingham
  • Franklin
  • Freetown
  • Gardner
  • Georgetown
  • Gilbertville
  • Gloucester
  • Goshen
  • Grafton
  • Granby
  • Granville
  • Great Barrington
  • Green Harbor-Cedar Crest
  • Greenbush
  • Greenfield
  • Groton
  • Groton
  • Groveland
  • Hadley
  • Halifax
  • Hamilton
  • Hampden
  • Hancock
  • Hanover
  • Hanscom Air Force Base
  • Hanson
  • Hanson
  • Hardwick
  • Harvard
  • Harwich
  • Harwich Port
  • Hatfield
  • Haverhill
  • Heath
  • Hingham
  • Hingham
  • Hinsdale
  • Holbrook
  • Holden
  • Holland
  • Holliston
  • Holyoke
  • Hopedale
  • Hopedale
  • Hopkinton
  • Hopkinton
  • Housatonic
  • Hubbardston
  • Hudson
  • Hudson
  • Hull
  • Huntington
  • Hyannis
  • Hyde Park
  • Indian Orchard
  • Ipswich
  • Ipswich
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Jefferson
  • Kingston
  • Kingston
  • Lakeville
  • Lancaster
  • Lanesborough
  • Lawrence
  • Lee
  • Lee
  • Leicester
  • Lenox
  • Lenox
  • Leominster
  • Leverett
  • Lexington
  • Lincoln
  • Linwood
  • Littleton
  • Longmeadow
  • Lowell
  • Ludlow
  • Lunenburg
  • Lunenburg
  • Lynn
  • Lynnfield
  • Malden
  • Manchaug
  • Manchester-by-the-Sea
  • Manomet
  • Mansfield
  • Marblehead
  • Marion
  • Marlborough
  • Marshfield
  • Marshfield
  • Marstons Mills
  • Mashpee
  • Mattapan
  • Mattapoisett
  • Maynard
  • Medfield
  • Medfield
  • Medford
  • Medway
  • Melrose
  • Mendon
  • Merrimac
  • Methuen
  • Middleborough
  • Middlefield
  • Middleton
  • Milford
  • Millbury
  • Millis
  • Millville
  • Milton
  • Monson
  • Montague
  • Monterey
  • Nahant
  • Nantucket
  • Natick
  • Needham
  • Needham Heights
  • New Bedford
  • Newbury
  • Newburyport
  • Newton
  • Newton Centre
  • Newton Highlands
  • Newton Lower Falls
  • Newton Upper Falls
  • Newtonville
  • Norfolk
  • North Adams
  • North Amherst
  • North Andover
  • North Attleborough
  • North Billerica
  • North Brookfield
  • North Brookfield
  • North Chelmsford
  • North Dartmouth
  • North Dighton
  • North Easton
  • North Grafton
  • North Oxford
  • North Reading
  • North Scituate
  • North Truro
  • Northampton
  • Northborough
  • Northborough
  • Northbridge
  • Northfield
  • Norton
  • Norwell
  • Norwood
  • Oak Bluffs
  • Oakham
  • Orange
  • Orange
  • Orleans
  • Orleans
  • Osterville
  • Otis
  • Oxford
  • Oxford
  • Palmer
  • Paxton
  • Peabody
  • Pembroke
  • Pepperell
  • Pepperell
  • Petersham
  • Pinehurst
  • Pittsfield
  • Plainfield
  • Plainville
  • Plymouth
  • Pocasset
  • Prides Crossing
  • Princeton
  • Provincetown
  • Quincy
  • Randolph
  • Raynham
  • Reading
  • Rehoboth
  • Revere
  • Richmond
  • Rochester
  • Rockland
  • Rockport
  • Roslindale
  • Rowe
  • Rowley
  • Rowley
  • Russell
  • Rutland
  • Rutland
  • Sagamore
  • Sagamore Beach
  • Salem
  • Salisbury
  • Sandisfield
  • Sandwich
  • Sandwich
  • Saugus
  • Savoy
  • Scituate
  • Seekonk
  • Sharon
  • Sharon
  • Sheffield
  • Shelburne Falls
  • Sherborn
  • Shirley
  • Shirley
  • Shrewsbury
  • Siasconset
  • Somerset
  • Somerville
  • South Dartmouth
  • South Deerfield
  • South Easton
  • South Egremont
  • South Hadley
  • South Hamilton
  • South Lancaster
  • South Walpole
  • South Yarmouth
  • Southampton
  • Southborough
  • Southbridge
  • Southbridge
  • Southwick
  • Spencer
  • Spencer
  • Springfield
  • Sterling
  • Stockbridge
  • Stoneham
  • Stoughton
  • Stow
  • Sturbridge
  • Sturbridge
  • Sudbury
  • Sunderland
  • Sutton
  • Swampscott
  • Swansea
  • Taunton
  • Templeton
  • Tewksbury
  • Tisbury
  • Topsfield
  • Topsfield
  • Townsend
  • Townsend
  • Truro
  • Turners Falls
  • Tyngsboro
  • Tyngsborough
  • Tyringham
  • Upton
  • Uxbridge
  • Village of Nagog Woods
  • Vineyard Haven
  • Waban
  • Wakefield
  • Wales
  • Walpole
  • Walpole
  • Waltham
  • Ware
  • Ware
  • Wareham
  • Warren
  • Watertown
  • Wayland
  • Webster
  • Wellesley
  • Wellfleet
  • Wenham
  • West Barnstable
  • West Boylston
  • West Bridgewater
  • West Dennis
  • West Falmouth
  • West Medford
  • West Newbury
  • West Newton
  • West Roxbury
  • West Springfield
  • West Stockbridge
  • West Tisbury
  • West Townsend
  • West Wareham
  • West Warren
  • West Yarmouth
  • Westborough
  • Westborough
  • Westfield
  • Westford
  • Westminster
  • Weston
  • Westport
  • Westwood
  • Weymouth
  • Whately
  • Whitinsville
  • Whitman
  • Wilbraham
  • Wilbraham
  • Williamsburg
  • Williamstown
  • Williamstown
  • Wilmington
  • Winchendon
  • Winchendon
  • Winchester
  • Windsor
  • Winthrop
  • Woburn
  • Woods Hole
  • Worcester
  • Worthington
  • Wrentham
  • Yarmouth
  • Yarmouth Port
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