The complete instructions can be found in the form. If you need other information or data, you can browse through the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Guide. Everything can be found there.
While the instructions are there, if this is your first time you may feel a little intimidated. Don’t be. Consider a DBA filing service, or just have the basic information handy like:
After completing the form, recheck it for inconsistencies and mistakes. Do this twice to ensure that every entry is accurately entered. It’s a pain to make a small mistake and have to go through the process again.
The last and final step is submitting your registration form to this address:
Pennsylvania Department of State,
Corporation Bureau, P.O. Box 8722,
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8722
Processing of the application can take 7-10 business days so you have to wait patiently for your application to get approved. Once you’re given a go signal, you can officially start using your fictious business name.
This article is informational in nature and is not meant to replace legal advice. For specific questions and concerns on the process of filing a DBA in Pennsylvania, you can consult a local attorney.