Mississippi DBA / Fictitious Name / Trade Name Registrations

Registration requirements for Mississippi 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.

Mississippi General Business Licenses

Mississippi Fictitious Name Registration

Is registration mandatory?

Filing a fictitious name registration is optional.

County Level Filing:

Filing is not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?

Registration of a fictitious name does not confer ownership rights.

Agency:Mississippi Secretary of State
Law:

MS Code § 75-93-7

Initial Registration
Fictitious Name or Trade Name

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Is registration mandatory?:

Filing a fictitious name registration is optional.

Law:

MS Code § 75-93-7

County Level Filing:

Filing is not required at the county level.

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

Registration of a fictitious name does not confer ownership rights.

Notes:
  • Publication of registration is not required in Mississippi.

Registration Renewal
Fictitious Name or Trade Name Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

By December 31 every 5 years beginning the year where the 5th anniversary of registration occurs.

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