Alaska Fictitious Name Registration & Renewal

Registration requirements for Alaska business entities

Business entities that plan to use a name other than their legal business name may need to register an assumed name. Assumed name registration can take place at the state, local, or state and local levels of government. State specific registration information is available below.

Initial Application for Registration

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Form:

Business Name Registration

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$25

Turnaround:

Immediate for online or 10-15 days by mail.

Is registration mandatory?:

Filing a name registration is optional.

County Level Filing:

Not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Exclusive rights within Alaska for 5 years. No other business will be able to register the same name in Alaska due to the "distinguishable" name requirement.

Notes:
  • To register a name a current Business License is required.
  • If you are a sole proprietorship or general partnership, you must obtain your business license first.
  • If you only need to protect the name for up to 120 days while an entity is being filed, file a name reservation instead.
  • Publication of registration is not required in Alaska.

Renewal Filing

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Form:

Business Name Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$25

Turnaround:

Immediate for online or 10-15 days by mail.

Due:

By December 31 of the fifth year of registration. The year in which the registration becomes effective is considered a full year.

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