Square Contracts

Build professional contracts for free

Create and customise contract templates directly from your Square Dashboard.

Secure your business

Outline agreements, policies, obligations and requirements for all parties involved to get more leverage when challenging costly payment disputes.

Chargebacks can add up, fast. That’s why we offer automated dispute management as a free resource to Square sellers, so you can stay protected from disputes.

Set expectations

Use clauses to set your expectations and outline your terms, or add questions to your contract to get more customer information and feedback.

Use clauses to set your expectations and outline your terms, or add questions to your contract to get more customer information and feedback.

Get paid

Easily set reminders, outline payment terms and fees, and attach invoices to help you get paid on time.

Our integrations let you attach a contract and pay through other Square tools, such as Appointments, Invoices, and Estimates.

No subscription fees.

No credit card. No monthly fees. No surprises.

Square Contracts puts you in control of your business

From service agreements and credit card authorisations to receipt of goods – we’ve got you covered with free customisable templates that suit your business.

Build your contract

Start with one of our prepared templates, or create your own contract from scratch. You’ll set clear expectations with customers in a polished and professional format that fits your brand.

Tailor your details

Customise important details like names, addresses, dates, fees and policies that are unique to your business. You can also edit a contract right until it’s signed – giving you the ability to co-create contracts with your clients.

Get a signature

Electronic signatures are easier, safer and much faster to obtain than a regular signature. Send a contract to your clients to conveniently e-sign, or print out a hard copy to keep for your records.

Simplify your work

Square Contracts are natively integrated with other Square products, like Square Invoices and Square Appointments, so you can easily attach relevant files and purchase orders to your Contracts in one seamless experience.

Did you know...

Our global data shows that sellers using Square Contracts are 60% more likely to win a non-fraud dispute. Our contract builder makes protecting your business easy to do.

Get an experience that’s faster, more intuitive, and more integrated than ever.

Get Paid Today

75% of Square Invoices get paid within 24 hours. Tie your invoice and contract together for a match made in heaven.

Book Customers

Put time back in your own hands. Set the date and get your signature and deposit before your client even arrives.


We’re on your side. If a customer disputes a payment, we’ll help you get your case together for a better chance to win.

Risk Manager

Fight fraud on your terms and add extra protection to online payments by setting custom rules and alerts to manage risk.

Whether you're a sole trader or larger business, Square Contracts are designed to work for you.

Built for your type of business

Whether you’re a sole trader, a small business or registered company, Square Contracts is designed to work for your business. See how different businesses use their contracts.


Set out the usage rights of your photography so it’s crystal clear where your clients can use the final images.


Create contracts that outline your service agreement, project milestones and more.

Hair and beauty

Rent-a-chair agreements, waivers and purchase order attachments that streamline your day.

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Personal trainer

Client agreements, waivers and credit card authorisations to push your business further.

Health and wellness.

Take care of your clients with simple agreements, waivers, payment authorisations and more.


Protect your business with service agreements to outline event details and catering requirements.


Build templates and one-off service agreements to cover construction job milestones and payment terms.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Square Contracts?

    Square Contracts is a free, all-in-one invoicing software that helps businesses request, track, and manage their invoices, estimates, and payments from one place. Our easy-to-use software will help your business get paid faster by letting you request, accept, and record any type of payment method.

  • Why use contracts?

    Using a contract gives you added protection from misunderstandings or fraudulent behavior that could lead to disputes down the road. They help clarify the terms and conditions before any money is exchanged, building trust with your buyers.

  • How do I create a contract?

    Using our contract builder, you can write up a new clause (or several), or edit existing clauses to fit your needs. If you save your clauses, you can keep them and reuse them in any contract you make. Select to send your contract to up to 20 recipients at a time, and get an e-signature straight to your inbox.

  • Are templates different from contracts?

    Yes. A template is the basis you can use to create a contract, while a contract is the completed or drafted document you send to a recipient. You can use template builder to create ready-made templates that can be used to customize contracts for your business.

  • Are contracts legally binding?

    We’re happy to offer tools that help improve your business. However, we are not a law firm so we cannot give you any legal advice. If you need legal advice as to how accurate, sufficient, enforceable, or legally binding the nature of your specific contract terms are, you should consult with a licensed attorney.

  • What types of templates does Square offer?

    Our contract templates are designed to be between businesses and clients (customers, general contractors etc).

  • What types of contract templates does Square not offer?

    We currently do not offer partnership agreements, rental contracts, leases, subleases, non-disclosure agreements (NDA), or employment contracts between businesses and their employees.

  • What qualifies as a contract agreement?

    A contract is a legal agreement between two parties. For a contract to be legally enforceable, several things need to be in place, including mutual agreement, a valid offer, and acceptance. Always consult your local laws or seek legal advice to ensure the validity of your contract.

  • Is a verbal agreement a contract?

    Different state and federal jurisdictions play a large role in determining contract enforcement. If you need legal advice as to how accurate, sufficient, enforceable, or legally binding the nature of your specific contracts or agreements terms are, you should consult with a licensed attorney.

  • Are Square Contracts confidential?

    Square takes care of handling the security and privacy of all the documents and information uploaded to our world-class secure payments platform. So you can rest easy knowing that your money – and your documents – are always safe.

  • Is it free to create contracts?

    Yep! You can create and send Square Contracts free of charge.

  • What is the benefit of a digital contract?

    Paper can be easily lost, stolen, destroyed, or just simply fade with time. Square offers digital contracts that are automatically and safely stored in the cloud, making it easy to keep track of your contracts.

Legal disclaimer

We’re happy to offer you tools to help improve your business. But it’s important to note that Square is not a law firm and this does not constitute legal advice. Square provides these templates to individuals who choose to prepare their own contractual documents for their private use. If you need legal advice as to the accuracy, sufficiency, or enforceability of specific contract terms, you should consult with a licensed attorney.