Who has to file a business certificate?
Any person, partnership, or corporation conducting business in South Hadley under a name other than their own or corporate name.
How much does a business certificate cost?
The cost in South Hadley is $40. A certified copy of the certificate is $10.
How can I obtain the business certificate form?
All business certificate forms can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office. Forms must be signed in front of the Town Clerk.
Will I get a tax I.D. number when I file a business certificate?
No, the tax identification number comes from the Department of Revenue at the state level. You must apply to the State Department of Revenue for this number.
How often does a business certificate have to be renewed?
Every four years.
What if the business address changes?
The applicant should come in to the Town Clerk’s office and file a change of address form. The cost is $20.
What if the ownership of the business changes?
If it is a complete change of ownership, a new business certificate must be filed with a fee of $40. If it is a partial change of ownership, one of the parties remains the same, or the business closes, the former owner must file a withdrawal form. The fee is $20. If a certified copy is need it will cost an additional $10.