Massachusetts Business License

The Fastest Way to Get Your Massachusetts Business License

Massachusetts business licenses are not easy to understand, let alone obtain. Business Licenses, LLC cuts through the clutter and helps business owners understand their Massachusetts business license requirements.

April 23, 2020 Update: Needless to say, the Coronavirus has dramatically affected economic conditions in Massachusetts and every other state too. Nevertheless, business owners are still filing for licenses and permits, authorities are still requiring them, and Business Licenses, LLC is still assisting customers with Business License Compliance Packages for Massachusetts. Business Licenses, LLC’s partners are indeed sponsoring free BLCPs for many qualifying business owners.

December 10, 2020 Update: Most municipalities in Massachusetts have done away with their business licenses, but that’s not the end of the business license story in The Bay State.

For one thing, every business in Massachusetts is required to obtain a business certificate (if they’re operating under a DBA). Failure to retain this critical license can lead to stiff penalties.

Some industries, particularly those that are heavily regulated, face additional hurdles. Food service businesses, such as restaurants, bars, diners, and cafes, must obtain proper food permits, but this can be tricky since they are typically handled by local municipalities. Consequently, it’s not as easy as one would think to track down the necessary forms, instructions, deadlines, and schedules. A lot of advance planning is typically recommended to fulfill your Massachusetts business license compliance requirements.

Explore Local Business License Requirements in Massachusetts

Explore your local licensing authority requirements by clicking on your county in the list below. You can further drill down to your city to better understand all of your business license and permit requirements. Don't forget that if you're providing services in more than one jurisdiction in Massachusetts, you will need to review your business license requirements in every city/county in which you're doing business.

How Many Business Licenses in Massachusetts Do You Need?

The number of business licenses in Massachusetts that you will need will depend upon a number of unique factors. Within which city/county will you operate your business? What business activities will you be conducting? How heavily regulated is your industry? Etc. To put it in perspective, we ran the following queries through our own business license research tool. Here are some authentic results:

A street vendor in Boston, MA may require up to 8 business licenses and/or permits, including a local Boston peddler/solicitor – transient merchant license. That means a business owner likely needs to submit a Vending License Application Form.

An eye care business in Worcester, MA may require up to 6 business licenses and/or permits, including a state-specific Massachusetts optical/eyecare license. There are many forms and documents a business owner will need to review, including some as obscure as a Notice of Office Location Form and the Certification for Use of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents.

A take-out restaurant in Springfield, MA may require up to 7 business licenses and/or permits, including a local Springfield food establishment permit.

Get Requirements for Your Massachusetts Business License

No matter how large or small your business is, Business Licenses, LLC can provide you with all you need to get a business license in Massachusetts (MA). We also can provide you with the Massachusetts business license requirements that are specific to your industry. We can assist businesses in every industry with obtaining a Massachusetts business license -- from food service to retail, telecommunications to consulting, insurance to pharmacy, healthcare to teaching.

Professional Help for Getting Business Licenses in Massachusetts

Beyond discovering and comprehending requirements for how to get a business license in Massachusetts (MA), many organizations spend valuable time on the Massachusetts business license application process itself. Business Licenses, LLC provides professional assistance for collecting all of your Massachusetts business license requirements, filling in the paperwork, and submitting them to the proper authorities in Massachusetts. A Business Licenses, LLC expert will talk with you and complete the Massachusetts business license applications on your behalf, regardless of complexity. We will then submit your Massachusetts business license applications online (wherever possible) or send you forms that are ready for you to sign, date, and drop in the mail.