Iowa Fictitious Name Registration & Renewal
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:||Iowa Secretary of State |
Resolution to Adopt Fictitious Name
|Is registration mandatory?:|
Registration of a fictitious name is required for most entities that plan to use an assumed name. Sole-proprietorships and general partnerships that use an alternate name are required to file with the county recorder.
|County Level Filing:|
Only sole-proprietorships and general partnerships need to file at the county level.
|Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:|
Registration of an assumed name does not confer ownership rights.
- Publication of registration is not required in Iowa.
More information: Iowa Secretary of State