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 in person, at the City Clerk's office.

Business certificates are valid for four years and must be renewed at the City Clerk's office.

The cost to file is $50.00.

How to Start

Complete the following forms:
  1. Business Certification Form
  2. FID/social security number form

(These forms can also be found at the City Clerk's Office)

If you have the document notarized, it may be mailed to the City Clerk's Office, along with a check for $50.

You may also submit your application in person at the City Clerk's office. The document will be notarized and you may purchase certified copies.


  1. A completed business certification form
  2. A completed FID/social security form
  3. One type of picture identification.
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