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 head on over to the Rhode Island Secretary of State as well as the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to ensure your name isn’t already taken, too similar to another, and there are no trademark issues.
After the business name’s been validated, obtain a copy of the Fictitious Business Name Statement through the Secretary of State website.
The instructions are included that tell you step by step what needs to be done so you shouldn’t have a problem. Aside from the exact dates of corporation and qualification, you’ll need basic info like:
Once you have the Fictitious Business Name Statement notarized you can send it on in through the mail. Make sure to a) get a copy for your records and b) confirm your filing through the instructions on the form.
Filing Fee: $50.00 “via cash, credit card, or check at the Business Services Division, or by mail to the Business Services Division via check made payable to the R.I. Department of State.“
If you’d like help filing a DBA in Rhode Island, feel free to read our reviews of the two most popular services.