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
Fill-In Application for Business Determination
Fill-In Application for Business Certificate
After completing the Business Certificate documents on this website please have the Business Certificate notarized. Your bank is a primary option for having your document notarized. In addition, you may do a search using “Notary Cape Cod” to find other local notary services. Once the forms are completed, notarized and have created a check for the fee please either:
Mail the notarized documents and payment to the Town of Yarmouth, Town Clerks, ;
not the Post Office box in the front entrance unless it is addressed to the Town and postage is added);Put the notarized documents and payment in the blue box on the side entrance (
Put the notarized documents and payment it in the mail slot at the front entrance – again not the Post Office Box at the front entrance.
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