Business Certificates

The Town Clerk’s Office issues Business Certificates after the Building Department has concluded the location is suitable to the type of business. When applying for a Business Certificate it is necessary for you to check with the Building Department to verify that you have complied with all rules and regulations in the By-Laws of the Town of Yarmouth.

Any person, whether individually or as a partnership, conducting business under any title other than the complete real name of the owner(s) must file a business certificate with the Town Clerk in every city or town where an office of said business may be situated. (M.G.L. c.110, Section 5).

Additionally, any corporation doing business in a name other than its corporate name must file a Business Certificate. The certificate must be completed and signed by an officer having corporate signatory authority.

New or Renewal of Business Fee $30.00

If you are registered with the Town under your business name, and you need to make a change in the information originally provided, as in a change of location or change of residence, you will need to fill out the attached form (Statement of Change of Residence, Change of Location of Business) and have it notarized. We will notarize your signature here at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Change fee $15.00.

If you are registered with the Town under a partnership, and one partner wants to withdraw for whatever reason, you need to fill out the attached form (Statement of Discontinuance, Withdrawal, or Deceased from Business or Partnership) and have it notarized. We will notarize your signature here at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Withdrawal or Discontinuance of Business Fee $15.00

If you have any questions, please call us at 508 398-2231 X1216

Mass General Laws regarding Business Certificates
Mass General Laws, Chapter 140, Section 46A to 46R