Business Certificates

Requirements

Business Certificates (Doing Business As - DBA) must be filed by unincorporated businesses located in Framingham which are conducting business under a name other than one’s own.  

Obtaining a Business Certificate

The certificate is valid for 4 years. The Business Certificate 2024 (PDF) is available online. Please read the instructions on the certificate carefully. If solely one person owns the business, only that person need sign.  If it is a partnership, all the partners must sign. If the owner is a corporation, an officer who has signatory authority must sign. All signatures must be made in front of a notary public. An individual must be 18 years of age or older to legally sign a business certificate. The fee is $50 which includes a certified copy of the certificate.

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 110, Section 5