Apply for a Business Certificate

City Clerk's Office

A business certificate must be filed for any person, partnership, or corporation conducting business in Cambridge under a name other than their own. The form must be signed before a Notary Public and returned to the.

City Clerk's Office
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Notice to Businesses applying for a Business Certificate the week of January 11, 2021

While City Hall is closed to the public, City Offices are not closed. Businesses who need to acquire a Business Certificate with the City Clerk’s office as part of their Sector Specific State Grant Application (due on Friday, January 15) can contact the Clerk’s Office for coordination.

  • Businesses that are looking for a copy of their existing Business Certificate can call the Clerk’s Office (617-349-4260) this Mon-Thu 8:30am-5:00pm and Friday 8:30am-12:00pm and a copy can be emailed.
  • Businesses that need a new business certificate or a renewal should fill out the online form and email the form to the City Clerk at cityclerk@cambridgema.gov. The business would then need to follow up with the Clerks Office by phone (617-349-4260) to schedule notary and Certificate pick up.
    *Note: One type of picture identification is needed at time of pick up and notary.

For additional questions related to your Business Certificate, please visit cambridgema.gov/iwantto/applyforabusinesscertificate or contact the Clerk’s at 617-349-4260 or cityclerk@cambridgema.gov.

Additional Information

Business certificates are valid for four years and must be renewed at the City Clerk's Office. The cost to file is $50.

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