Step 1) Verify Name & Download Registration Form

WebsiteFirst, you want to see if the name you’d like to register isn’t already taken or too similar to another before going through the motions and paying the state fee. Make sure Search Business Filings and use the TESS System if there may be trademark issues.

Then head on over to the Secretary of State’s site again and download the Certificate of Assumed Name form. Be sure to also Create an Account with the state so you can leverage online filing options.

Step 2) Correctly Fill Out Your Form

Register an LLCIf you don’t have legal help and aren’t working with a DBA filing service, be sure to read every single word on that form before filling in anything. Be sure you understand each component. Here’s some of the basics:

  • The exact assumed name you want to use
  • Principal place of business
  • Complete name and address of the business owners
  • Complete name and address of the registered agent

Step 3) Notarize And Submit Form

Mail in the FormAs soon as the Minnesota DBA form has been notarized, you can then submit it to the office of the Secretary of State. The form can be submitted online, through mail, or in person.

The address of the Minnesota Secretary of State Business Services is specified in the form; online filing and in-person filing fee costs $50, while mail submissions costs $30.

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This guide on MN DBA application is for informational purposes. This should not be taken as a legal document or advice. For further details and legalities when it comes to filing a ‘doing business as’ in Minnesota or starting a business in Minnesota in general, seek the expert advice of a business lawyer.