Physician Certificate of Registration

Physicians practicing medicine in the City of Boston are required to file a Physicians Certificate of Registration under M.G.L. Chapter 112, Section 8 and also under the City of Boston Municipal Code, Chapter 18, Section 22.

Register Online

Physician's Registration Form Online 

Please be sure to include your registration number (medical license number) and the one-time filing fee of $100.00.

If you are not sure if your medical license number was previously registered, please contact our office to verify before you start the online registration process.

Persons are Exempt from filing a certificate if they are:

  • A resident in training with a Limited license
  • An Intern with a Limited license
  • Conducting Research (exclusively)
  • Teaching (exclusively)
  • Hold an Administration position (exclusively)
  • Practicing at a Federal Facility (Veterans Administration)

However, if you are employed in such a capacity, you will need to provide our office with a letter from the appointing authority at the medical facility indicating your position, name, status and your medical license number. If there are any physicians practicing at your facilities that do not meet the above exempt criteria, they must file a certificate and they are subject to the fee.

A copy of this filing will be forwarded to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Board of Medical Licensing as required by State Law.

Register Via Mail

You also have the option to download the Physician Registration Form, fill it out, and process the form through regular mail; being certain to include your medical license number and the one-time filing fee of $100.00. Forward your check or money order payable to the City of Boston at the following address:

Office of the City Clerk
Boston City Hall-Room 601
One City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02201
ATTN: Physician Certificate

Register via City Hall to Go

You can submit your physician regisration form from the City Hall to Go truck.
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