Appleton, Maine

Incorporated 1829

Business Name Registration

The State of Maine adopted legislation which requires sole proprietors who operate their businesses under a name other than their full legal name to register that business name with their Town Office. A similar law applies to associations. This law was adopted to protect both the business owner and the general public.

Examples of entities which would be required to register their business name:


ABC Electric

J Doe Woodworking

Smith Bookkeeping

Jones Associates


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