Square Contracts

Build professional contracts for free

Create and customize contracts directly from your Square Dashboard.

Square Contracts

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

Add clauses, follow up with customers and clients, and update your terms of service on one secure platform.

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 your money on time.

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

No subscription.

No credit card. No monthly fees. No surprises.

Square Contracts puts you in control of your business

From service agreements and credit card authorizations, to receipt of goods and COVID-19 waivers––we’ve got you covered with free customizable templates that are suited for your business.

See how creating professional contracts can help your business

Build your contract

Start with one of our predefined 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

Customize 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...

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 in your corner. 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 small business, a self-employed independent contractor, or an LLC––Square Contracts are designed to work for your business.

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Square Contracts Resources

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.

We’d love your feedback

We’re always looking for ways to build better tools and would love to hear your feedback on Square Contracts to make sure it is working for you.

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.