STEP 1) OBTAIN A COPY OF THE DBA APPLICATION FORM

step-1-dba-guideUtah’s a friendly state that let’s you 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.

Then get a copy of the DBA Application form through the Division of Corporations or you can file online and register through the Utah One Stop service.

STEP 2) COMPLETE THE DBA APPLICATION FORM

step-2-dba-guideAs soon as you have access to the form, remember all entries should be type-written 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
  • Address
  • Signature

STEP 3) SEND OUT THE DBA APPLICATION FORM

Mail in the FormAs soon as the assumed name form is completed, make sure that all entries are correct. You can then have the form notarized. 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

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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 forming a Utah DBA or starting a business in general, consult the expert advice of a local business lawyer.