A doing business as (DBA) name is an official way to register your business with either the state or a local jurisdiction. A DBA name is also called an assumed name, fictitious business name or trade name.
Filing a DBA allows sole proprietorships and general partnerships to operate under a name other than the owner(s) personal name(s). Owner(s) of a C Corporation, S Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Partnership (LP), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or Nonprofit Corporation will be required to file a DBA to conduct business using a name other than the official company name.
Once a DBA filing is approved, the business can:
*We do not file DBAs in Kansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, and South Carolina. LLC or PLLC fees may vary.
* If you would like to officially change the name of your company,
name amendment will be required.