Opening a Business

File For a Business Certificate

Any person, whether individually, a partnership or a corporation conducting business under any name other than the complete name of the person or corporation conducting business, must file with the Town Clerk’s Department a Business Certificate (DBA) (MGL 110, s.5)

ONLINE APPLICATION for a Business Certificates/ DBA

Please click on the link:

  • Please register with an email and password and look for the Business Certificate icon
  • Once you completed the application please go ahead and pay $40.00 (for a 4-year certificate)

MAIL – IN APPLICATION for a Business Certificates/DBA

Please click on the below link:

Pre-Application for Business Certificate

  • Please download the document, fill in your information, and include a check or money order made out to the Town Of Barnstable for $40.00 (for a 4-year certificate)
  • Send to: Town of Barnstable – Town Clerk, 367 Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Town Clerk’s Department at (508) 862-4049

Business Certificate Form

Find Available Commercial Space

 The local commercial real estate brokers each maintain a listing of available properties for sale or lease. In addition, Business Barnstable provides a Commercial Site Availability resource.

Start-up Resources

As part of an extensive network of similar funds nationwide which promote economic development through small business growth, Coastal Community Capital’s mission is to provide loan capital to Cape and Islanders who create businesses and jobs.  Contact: Jeannine Marshall

The Cape and Islands Workforce Board (CIWB) is a regional, private sector led agency responsible for overseeing all publicly funded vocational education and training programs serving the entire Cape and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket . The CIWB is organized as a private non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation, formed to carry out the mandates of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. This work is conducted under the guidance of leaders from the private, public, and non profit sectors.