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Board of Registration in Pharmacy

The Details

What you need


  • The pharmacist who is to managing and operating the pharmacy or pharmacy department must complete and sign the checklist and application form.
  • A statement of the scheduled hours for the pharmacy or pharmacy department. This includes regular opening and closing times for each day of the week.
  • A payment of the application fee, listed below.
  • An application for a Massachusetts controlled substance registration.
    • This application includes a fee, listed below.
  • An official blueprint or certified architectural plans drawn to scale.
    • It must show both the prescription and patient consultation areas.
    • The pharmacy department must be outlined in red.
  • If the corporation is incorporated in the Commonwealth:
    • Submit a copy of the corporation's Articles of Organization, signed and sealed by the Secretary of State.
  • If the corporation in incorporated is in another state:
    • Submit a copy of the corporation's Foreign Corporation Certificate, signed and sealed by the Secretary of State pursuant to M.G.L. c.181, § 4.
  • A statement of the name and address of each officer and director of the corporation and the position held.
  • The d/b/a name of the business.
  • If the corporation is not publicly owned, list the:
    • Total amount and type of stock issued to each stockholder.
    • The names and addresses of said stockholder(s).
  • Signed affidavit
    • You must sign the affidavit on the application and have it witnessed by a Notary Public.
  • Any additional information as determined by the Board.


  • We accept either a checks or money orders, payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable
Name Fee Unit
Application for registration to manage and operate a new community pharmacy $525 each
Application for MA controlled substance registration $225 each
Handling charge for returned checks $23 each

How to apply

  1. Complete all applicable forms. They can be found below under the Downloads section.
    • Registration to Manage and Operate a New Community Pharmacy
    • Pharmacy Hours
    • Controlled Substance Registration
  2. Include payment of all applicable fees as checks or money orders
  3. Mail applications, fee payments, and all other attachments to:

Board of Registration in Pharmacy
239 Causeway St.
Suite 200, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114




239 Causeway St., 5th Floor, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02114



(617) 973-0980


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