3 Simple Steps
Use the guide below to file a DBA or have a professional service do it for you:
– LegalZoom ($99 + state fee) for the most popular DBA filing service available.
– CorpNet ($108 + state fee) for a more personalized DBA filing service.
First thing’s first, head to the Missouri Online Business Filing System and conduct a Business Entity Search to see if your chosen brand name is already taken or too similar to another. There’s also the TESS System for potential trademark issues.
Next, here’s the official Registration of Fictitious Name form. It’s designed so that you can fill it out online before you have it printed; one to be filed and then you’re going to need a copy for your records.
If you don’t have legal counsel and you aren’t working with a professional DBA filing service, double and triple check all your answers. Make sure you understand everything as well. If not, reach out for assistance. Here’s some of the basic info you’ll need:
The last step is to have the for notarized by an authorized individual so it’s 100% official. The Missouri DBA (along with a $7 filing fee) can be filed in-person, through postal mail, or through online application. For postal mail, it can be sent to this address:
Corporations Unit, James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center, P.O. Box 778,
Jefferson City, MO 65102
If you’d like help filing a DBA in Missouri, feel free to read our reviews of the two most popular services.