Business Certificate

Required Filing

If you are doing business on Nantucket, under anything other than your own name, you are required by Massachusetts General Law (MGL) to file a Doing Business As (DBA) with the Town Clerk’s Office.

There are three exceptions where you are not required by law to file:

  • If you are currently incorporated within the State of Massachusetts
  • If you hold an LLC with the State of Massachusetts
  • If you have a Trademark with the State of Massachusetts.

Please remember that filing a DBA is not a name protection unless you fall under the three exceptions.

The filing fee is $50 and your DBA will be valid for four years from the date of filing.

Please call our office to make an appointment if you are filing your DBA in person.

Business Certificate (DBA) (PDF)