Starting A Business

The Permit Coordinator is a point of contact for business inside Town Hall and is available to review your project and guide you through the permitting process.


File For a Business License

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).

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

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

Community Resources for Entrepreneurship Support 

  • The Small Business Resource Tookit was created by the MA Office of the State Treasurer to serve as a central point where aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners could find resources on how to plan, fund, and grow their businesses. 
  • EforAll Cape Cod offers a free business accelerator program which provides immersive business training, mentorship and access to an extended professional network.
  • Coastal Community Capital provides free business counseling Monday through Friday during regular office hours. Whether you’re just getting started or ready to start exploring financing options, their team of experienced, knowledgeable mentors will advise you on the best course of action for you. They can help with navigating new challenges, honing your skills, and sharpening your business plan and also offer local resources and training opportunities to help your business grow and thrive.
  • Score Cape Cod offers free workshops and mentorships for entrepreneurs. 
  • Love Live Local is a Cape Cod organization dedicated to community advocacy and educating consumers on the importance of shopping local.
  • Cape Light Compact offers business incentives for energy-efficiency measures. 
  • The Community Development Partnership offers a Business and Credit Program to businesses or business owners from the Lower Cape. The program offers free small business help in-person, over the phone or video conference.
  • Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) is a Cape Cod-based nonprofit with a mission to connect, engage, and advance Cape Cod’s young workforce and leaders.
  • Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network provides free, confidential, one-to-one business assistance and free or low-cost educational training programs to prospective and existing small businesses throughout the Commonwealth.
  • The Veterans Business Outreach Center equips veteran and active duty service members and their families with the resources to help them start and run their businesses.
  • The Center for Women & Enterprise offers free workshops and business consultations to support women-owned businesses.
  • The Boston Public Library offers free E-library cards to Massachusetts residents. With an e-card from BPL, you can access insightful business publications, databases and LinkedIn learning opportunities.