Massachusetts state law, Chapter 110, section 5, requires business owners to file a business certificate every four years with their respective city or town clerk. Failure to do so is punishable by a fine of not more than $300 for each month such business is not registered.
You may download the appropriate forms, prepare and mail to the address listed below. Please list the name and address of your business, as well as the name(s) and address(es) of the person(s) or corporation conducting the business. This office will fill out the expiration date, which will be four years from the date that the form is registered with us. Non-residents doing business in Massachusetts also pay a $25.00 extra fee, under the provisions of Chapter 227, section 5A. Business Certificates are processed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please read the instructions included in the business certificate package prior to filing your business certificate.
The filing fee for this registration is $30.00. Forms of payments are as follow: cash, and business checks. Receipts are given with all transactions. No personal checks. Please note that your signature(s) must be notarized before you mail it to us, and make your business check or money order payable to the Town of East Longmeadow. Our mailing address is as follows: