Last Updated 24 August 2017 | By:

How to File a DBA in Wisconsin

3 Simple Steps

How to Use this Guide

Use our free guide below to file a Wisconsin DBA. However, if you’d like a professional service to handle the paperwork for you, here are two good DBA filing services:

LegalZoom ($99 + state fee) = Most Popular Service

– CorpNet ($108 + state fee) = Best Customer Support

Step 1) Secure Your Brand Name

WebsiteFirst, ensure your brand name isn’t taken or too similar to another by searching the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions as well as the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

While you aren’t required to file legal documents to establish a sole proprietorship, if you want to file under a name other than your own legal name you’ll need to pay the $30 for filing a “Registration of Firm Names” form with the County Register of Deeds where your office is/will be located.

Step 2) Complete & Notarize The Form

Register an LLCFill out your form completely and properly, getting all required signatures. Then print two copies, one to file and one to have stamped and returned to you for your records.

You’ll then need to get the signature of an authorized person able to administer an oath then officially seal/stamp it. Depending on where you’re having this done, the price can range from about $20-$40 or so for 1 to 2 notarizations.

Step 3) Submit The Completed Registration Form

Mail in the FormWhen the form is completed and you’re absolutely sure everything’s in order, send it off to the local County Register of Deeds. From there, await confirmation of your Wisconsin DBA.

From here you can look into setting up a local business account if you haven’t already, obtaining your EIN or even getting your website off the ground.

Need Help Filing Your DBA?

How to File a DBAIf you’d like help filing a DBA in Wisconsin, feel free to read our reviews of the two most popular services.

  • LegalZoom DBA Filing Review: Pricing starts at $99 + state fee. Best if you’re looking for the most popular DBA filing service available.