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Household Services such as Housekeeping, Gardening, Landscaping and Auto Detailing may not require as many licenses as food and healthcare businesses, but they must be licensed nonetheless. Businesses that use a person’s home as their official address or office may also need a Home Occupation Permit from their city or county.
Other Errands Service licenses
Thanks to the Founding Fathers, Boston has plenty of representation and taxation. Both Boston and Massachusetts governments have a wide variety of licenses aimed at protecting the public and ensuring health and safety. Entrepreneurs can expect lots of paperwork and unusually high amounts of licensing to get their doors open.
The Greater Boston metropolitan area has the sixth-largest economy in the country and 12th-largest in the world. Famous for its incredible number of colleges and universities, it's no surprise that Boston is a major financial center encompassing both banking and insurance. Additionally, Boston remains a center for shipping, international trade and fishing just as it was when it led the Revolutionary War.
Businesses in Boston
Actual License Applications
Instructions for Filing the Applications
Licensing Authority’s Contact
Fees and Timeline Information