Idaho 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.
Idaho General Business Licenses
Idaho Certificate of Assumed Business Name
Assumed Business Name
|Is registration mandatory?:|
Filing an assumed business name certificate is required for any person intending to conduct business under an assumed name. Corporations, LLCs, and other formally organized entities need to file when they use a name other than their true name.
|County Level Filing:|
Filing an assumed business name at the county level is no longer required.
|Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:|
Registration of an assumed name does not confer ownership rights.
Renewal Not Required
Registrations do not currently expire, but you must file an amendment certificate if business information changes.