The first step to filing a DBA in Delaware or filing a fictitious name registration is to obtain a copy of the Delaware DBA registration form and download it. In the state of the Delaware, you can download the form on the state’s website. Before you fill out the form, make sure that the trade name you plan to use for your business is already compared with existing trade names for duplicates.
You can do that by using the online name database tool. This tool helps you determine if there are existing names similar to what you have chosen.
Once you have determined that the name has no duplicate, you can fill out the Delaware DBA registration form and print the form. Before you hit the Print Form button, though, make sure that all information written in the form is correct.
This is the list of basic information included when filing a DBA in Delaware:
As soon as your ‘doing business as’ in Delaware registration form has been notarized, send it to the appropriate office of the county where you are going to transact your business using the fictitious name you have registered.
Note that for every county that you will transact using that fictitious name, you should also file for a separate registration. So if you’re going to transact in three counties, then filing a DBA in Delaware should be done in three counties as well. A filing fee of $75 should be enclosed with your registration form.
For the addresses of the office where you can send your registration form, refer to this guide.
This guide on how to file a Delaware DBA is just an informational article and should not be used for legal purposes. For specific details on ‘doing a business’ in Delaware, the legalities involved in a DE DBA or starting a business in Delaware in general, seek the advice of a legal practitioner.