The first step to obtain a Vermont DBA is to obtain a copy of the Vermont DBA Registration Form which is available at the Secretary of State’s website.
Once you obtain a copy of the form do not fill it out right away, read instructions first and prepare the needed data to make sure that all entries are correct.
After obtaining a copy of the Vermont DBA Registration Form, the next step is to fill out the form. Some of the information that will be asked of you will include the following:
All data should be accurate to avoid being disapproved. You also have to double check all entries several times to make sure that you don’t encounter any problems in the future. Once done, you can proceed to the last and final step.
Your completed DBA Registration form can filed in two ways: through postal mail or online. If you choose to file it using postal mail, send it in this address:
128 State St, Montpelier,
VT 05633, United States
For documents received by mail, you have to wait for seven to days of processing. However, if you choose to file online, it only takes one business day to process. This is the reason why online registration is the preferred method for many entrepreneurs.
If you choose to file online, there are no additional fees and turnaround time is faster. For online registration, you can check out Vermont’s Online Registration Guide or you can also visit the Online Business Service Center.
For new registrations, the filing fee is $50; renewal of registration is $40. For more information about registration fees, you can check out this site. You have to renew your DBA every five years to continue using it.
This article is informational in nature and is not meant to replace legal advice. It should be considered a legal reference as well. For specific questions and concerns on the process of filing a DBA in Vermont, you can address them to your lawyer.