What is the purpose of a Business Certificate?

The primary purpose is to protect consumers by identifying the names and addresses of the owners of a business that goes by a name other than that of the proprietor. A copy of the Business Certificate should be readily available at the address of the business and shall be furnished on request during regular business hours to any person who has purchased goods or services from said business. If you are looking to open up a bank account under your business name, the bank will most likely require a certified copy of your Business Certificate.

Please note: A Business Certificate is not a license to operate a business within the Town of Deerfield. Permits/licenses may be required from other Town Departments or State Agencies in order to do business. For further information, call the Building Inspector/Zoning Officer at 413-665-1400, ext. 110. 

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1. Who should file a Business Certificate/DBA (doing business as)?
2. What is the purpose of a Business Certificate?
3. How much does a Business Certificate/DBA cost?
4. How long is a Business Certificate in effect?
5. How do you file a Business Certificate?
6. My business closed, do I need to notify the Town Clerk's office?