Missouri Fictitious Name Registration & Renewal

Registration requirements for Missouri 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.

Initial Application for Registration

Agency:Missouri Secretary of State - Corporations Division
Form:

Creation, Renewal, Correction, and Amendment of Fictitious Name

Filing method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency fee:

$7

Is registration mandatory?:

Filing a fictitious name registration is required for any person or entity intending to conduct business under an assumed name.

Law:

MO RS § 417.200

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. More than one company can use the same fictitious name.

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

Renewal Filing

Agency:Missouri Secretary of State - Corporations Division
Form:

Creation, Renewal, Correction, and Amendment of Fictitious Name

Filing method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency fee:

$7

Due:

Due by the date of registration every 5 years.

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