Business Certificates


  • Complete the Business Certificate Form (attached below)
  • Have the Form Notarized. (This can be done in the Town Clerks Office or by any Notary Public.)
  • Bring the Form to the Town Clerks office with a $25.00 payment. Cash or Check accepted.  

Whenever you are conducting business under a name other than your own or the corporation's, you must obtain a DBA (Doing Business As) Certificate from the Town Clerk in the Town where the business is located. The DBA certificate is maintained in a public file and allows consumers to identify and locate the proprietor.

To Obtain a Business Certificate by Mail:

  • Complete the Business Certificate Form (attached below) and print it out. 
  • Have the Form Notarized.
  • Mail the Form with a Self-Addressed and Stamped Envelope, a $25.00 payment to:
Town Clerks Office 
34 Broadway
Rockport, MA 01966
(Make checks payable to the Town Of Rockport). 
The filing fee for a DBA certificate is $25.00. The certificate may be Filed In-Person or by Mail and must be Notarized In-Person. The Certificate must be Renewed every 4 years. 
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