Step 1) Obtain A Copy Of The DBA Application Form
Utah allows you to form a sole proprietorship under your name or a trade name. First off, if under another name other than your legal name visit the Utah Division of Corporations & Commercial Code as well as the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to ensure it isn’t already taken or too similar to another.
Now would be the perfect time to make sure there’s a web domain available for your DBA.
Step 2) Complete The DBA Application Form
As soon as you have access to the form, remember all entries should be typewritten or computer generated as it’s clearly stated. Answering the entries manually isn’t allowed and all the instructions you need to be aware of can be found HERE.
The following information is necessary:
- Business Name
- Name and Address of the Registered Agent
- Business Location
- Business Purpose
- Name of the individual who will use the DBA
- Entity Number
Step 3) Send Out The DBA Application Form
As soon as the assumed name form is completed, make sure that all entries are correct. You can then have the form notarized if required. From there, you can send it via postal mail, fax, or submit it personally. Be sure to keep an official copy for your records as well.
Filing Fee: $22
Need Help Filing a DBA?
A professional service will handle filing your DBA on your behalf, allowing you to focus on the other needs of your new business.
- LegalZoom ($99 + state fee) for the most popular DBA filing service available.
- MyCompanyWorks ($99 + state fee) for a more personalized DBA filing service.
Please note that this guide on how to file a Utah DBA is intended for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. For the legal proceedings involved in registering a Utah DBA, consult the expert advice of a local business attorney. We recommend Melling Law.