How to Use this Guide
To file a DBA in North Carolina, use the step-by-step guide below or hire a professional service to do it for you:
Is your brand name already taken, too similar to another, or are there any potential trademark issues?
If you don’t have legal counsel and aren’t working with a DBA filing service be sure to read everything carefully and take your time.
Some will be easier and less complex than others, just follow the instructions on each to the letter and then there are two ways to submit: mail or online. Or, you could deliver yourself if you happen to already be in the area.
If you choose to mail, you must be meticulous to avoid being denied. Some of the information that you need to prepare include:
Upon completion, double and triple-check every entry before having them notarized.
The last step in your DBA application is filing your form with the right offices. If you want to mail it, the mailing address can be seen within the form.
Action Step: After re-validating everything, you can file your North Carolina DBA Registration Form along with a filing fee of $20.
This how-to guide on forming a DBA in North Carolina is for informational purposes only and should be treated as such. It’s not a legal document nor a replacement of legal advice. If you have concerns regarding the legalities of filing a DBA in North Carolina, address them to your attorney.