Alaska DBA / Fictitious Name / Trade Name Registrations

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.

Alaska Fictitious Name Registrations

Alaska Business Name Registration

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.

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Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

Initial Registration
Name Registration

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 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.
How to Apply:
  1. Obtain a business license for each name you intend to register as a DBA name.
  2. Submit the Business Name Registration form to register your DBA name.

Registration Renewal
Name Registration

Form:

Business Name Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail only.

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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