3 Simple Steps
Use the guide below to file a DBA or have a professional service do it for you:
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If you haven’t already done so, head on over to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to make sure your brand name isn’t taken by — or too similar to — another registered Texas business.
Then, get your hands on Form 503 — the Assumed Name Certificate. This form is available for download on the Texas Secretary of State website, but you can also visit the County Clerk’s office to obtain a copy in-person.
After obtaining a copy of the Assumed Name Certificate, read through the form instructions (pages 1 – 3). When you’re ready to fill out the form, the following information will be required:
After double-checking that all the entries on your Assumed Name Certificate are correct, have the form notarized by a Texas notary public. Make sure to keep a duplicate copy for your records.
Finally, when you’re ready, submit your completed Assumed Name Certificate to the address provided on the form!
Filing Fee: $25
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