Instructions for BUSINESS license application


  1. Please read all instructions before starting your application. This is an application for a Sheet Metal Business License. If you have any questions, contact the Board before sending the application. Incomplete applications will only remain open for 180 days after which a new application and fee is required. See  for a link to the latest email and telephone information.
  2. You may print and mail in a copy of this application pdf format of Sheet Metal Business License Application
or you can apply and pay on-line. We recommend that you open an on-line account using the Massachusetts E-Licensing and E-Permitting Portal. This will allow you to apply for licenses, make on-line payments, apply for permits, renew your license and update your contact information through your on-line account.
  3. A business license is required for all business entities (Corporations, Partnerships, LLC’s, LLP’s, etc.) To qualify for a Business License candidates must comply with the following:
    • Business must be a properly constituted and charted business organization recognized by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
    • Business must have a current liability insurance policy. 
    • All partners in a partnership or LLP shall possess current Master Sheet Metal Worker licenses. One partner must be identified as the corporation’s master licensee / responsible craftsman.
    • Each corporation must have at least one Master Sheet Metal Worker as a corporate officer. The corporation shall designate a corporate officer with a Master license as its Responsible Craftsman .
    • Each LLC must designate a Master Sheet Metal Worker as the manager and Responsible Craftsman.
    • All principals of the business shall be of good moral character.
  4. To qualify for a Business License candidates must submit the following along with the application:
    • A copy of the business’ original Articles of Organization.
    • A copy of the business’ liability insurance policy.
    • CORI authorization form pdf format of CORI Form
available on the Board website
  1. If the company’s licensed Master Sheet Metal Worker / Responsible Craftsman of record is ineligible for a Social Security Number, contact the Board for instructions.
  2. Please note the personal or business address that you choose as your mailing address is public record and will be released to anyone upon request. 
  3. If the companies licensed Master Sheet Metal Worker / Responsible Craftsman of record has been convicted of a crime all offenses must be listed inclusive of OUI, DUI, and Operating after/with     suspended license or registration. Dispositions of “continued without finding” (“CWOF”) or “admission to sufficient of facts” must be reported. Do not include minor traffic offense(s).  
  4. Please submit payment on-line or a check or money order for $225.00 in U.S. funds made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the fee is not refundable.  Please note that   your application will not be processed without the correct fee. The fee includes both application processing and your first license.


    I have included a copy of the Original Articles of Organization
    I have included a certificate liability insurance policy
    I have included the “CORI Authorization Form”
    I have included the $ 300.00 non-refundable application / license fee payable to the “Commonwealth of Massachusetts”

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