Business Certificate ("Doing Business As" (DBA))

Whenever you are conducting business under a name other than your own or the corporation’s, you must obtain a "doing business as" (DBA) certificate from the Town Clerk in the Town where the business is located. The d/b/a/ certificate is maintained in a public file and allows consumers to identify and locate the proprietor.

In Dover, the filing fee for a DBA certificate is $20. The certificate may be filed in person or by mail. The certificate must be re-filed every four years. Download a Business Certificate Application (PDF).

Business Discontinuation

If you have closed or moved your business, a Statement of Discontinuance (PDF) must be filled out, and filed with my office, along with a fee of $10. The date of closure or discontinuance must be filled in on the appropriate space of the form.

Further Information

For further information, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-785-0032, ext. 226.