Assumed Names

Filing an Assumed Name / DBA

Each person regularly conducting business or rendering professional services as a sole proprietor or general partnership in a particular county must file an Assumed Name / DBA with the county clerk’s office so that a record is available as to the business name.  Generally, financial institutions such as banks require the filing of these in order to open a bank account in a name other than the owner or partner(s).


If a registrant who has filed an Assumed Name / DBA ceases to transact business under the assumed name or other material change occurs such as the partners changing, a registrant may withdraw the assumed name.  The clerk’s office has a withdrawal form that may be used for this purpose.  Filing a withdrawal of the assumed name is not statutorily required but may be appropriate under certain conditions.


Effective September 1, 2019: A corporation, limited partnership (LP), registered limited partnership or limited liability company (LLC), or a foreign filing entity must file an Assumed Name / DBA with the Secretary of State in Austin. For more information call 512-463-5555 or go to the Secretary of State’s website: www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/index.shtml


Note: Filing an assumed name certificate does not prevent another party from using the same name. 


Effective Period

An Assumed Name / DBA is effective for up to ten years from the date of the filing. At the end of the effective period, the Assumed Name / DBA becomes void.


Renewing an Assumed Name / DBA is simply completing and filing a new form.


Recording Fees

Assumed Name / DBA: $26.00 for the 1st page, $4.00 for each additional page.


Note: The form we supply is a single page, located below under Related Documents. We will accept other forms as long as the required information is provided.


Additional copies at time of purchase: $0.25


Assumed Name Withdrawal: $26.00 for the 1st page, $4.00 for each additional page.


Note: The form we supply is a single page. We will accept other forms as long as the required information is provided.


Additional copies at time of purchase: $0.25


The original Assumed Name document will be mailed out to the customer within 2-3 business days.

Other Helpful Information

To obtain a State Sales Tax ID#, contact the State Comptroller at 800-252-5555. The website is: https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxinfo.sales/new_business.htm

Related Documents:

Assumed Name Record (DBA)

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  2. Real Property

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    Stephenville, TX 76401


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    Stephenville, TX 76401

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