Small Businesses

Whether you have a business in Chelsea, or thinking about opening your business in the city, we want to be as helpful to you as we can.  Here are some links to assist you:

Staff Contacts
Omar Miranda 
Small Business Development Specialist

Doing Business in Chelsea

Permitting Guide
This guide will help you understand who you need to talk to and what you need to do to open or expand your business. 

The information in this guide is meant to get you started; it is not an exhaustive list of everything required for each licenses and it may not cover every license issued by the City of Chelsea, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
or the United States. 

Doing Business in Chelsea: Permitting Guide
Hacer negocios en Chelsea: Guía de permisos

Resources for Small Businesses in Chelsea

Save Money on your Electricity Bill

Get a no-cost energy assessment throughout the Mass Save Program and receive up to 70% off approved energy-saving measures to reduce energy use related to lighting, heating, cooling, refrigeration, and business operations.

Learn more about energy options at:

Small Business Technical Assistance

With the Chelsea Strong Program, learn how to grow your business using best practices for social media; organizing and structuring the finances of your business; accounting; and creating a closer bond with your customers. Chelsea Strong is a business success program that covers how to start, grow and succeed in your business. The program includes all the tools, resources and expertise you need to create a successful business.

Announce your Business for Free in our Tourism Campaign

The City of Chelsea has launched its very first travel and tourism campaign entitled ‘Discover Chelsea’ to highlight the authentic multi-cultural vibe that is inherent to Chelsea.

Visit the 'Discover Chelsea' website.


Notary Services
The library now offers Certified Notary Public Services by appointment only. Please email: for an appointment or call 617-466-4350. An appointment form is also available here

Creative Industries Resources 

Creative Industries Resources