Managed Doing Business As (DBA) Services
We handle your DBA project from conception through maintenance. We navigate registration requirements across state lines, check name availability, prepare and file DBA registrations, track renewals, and prepare and file renewals.
- Access to a compliance specialist who consults with you on your project
- Complete document preparation, filing, and follow-up with government agencies through approval
- Full transparency of your project status and renewal tracking via the new DBA List feature in our software
Arkansas DBA / Fictitious Name / Trade Name Registrations
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.
Arkansas Fictitious Name Registrations
Arkansas Fictitious Name Registration
Mail or online.
Fees vary by entity type:
|Is registration mandatory?:|
No corporation, foreign or domestic, shall conduct any business in Arkansas under a fictitious name unless it first files that name with the Arkansas Secretary of State. Domestic entities must file a form supplied or approved by the Secretary of State with the county clerk of the county in which their registered office is located (unless located in Pulaski County). General partnerships are not required to file official registration beyond that required for a sole proprietorship, but may file to be on record as a general partnership in the Secretary of State's office. Failing to register with your county can result in hefty fines of $100 per day. Sole proprietorships must record the name of the business with their local county clerk. Failing to do so can result in hefty fines of $100 per day.
|County Level Filing:|
Sole proprietorships and general partnership must register their fictitious name with the county clerk in the county of the entity's registered office (with the exception of Pulaski County).
|Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:|
Fictitious names are not protected, however, the Secretary of State does not allow corporations to file entity names that are the same as other corporations on file.
Renewal Not Required
Fictitious names do not currently have expiration dates.