Montana Fictitious Name Registration & Renewal

Registration requirements for Montana 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:Montana Secretary of State
Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$20

Is registration mandatory?:

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

Law:

MT Code § 30-13-203

County Level Filing:

Filing is not required at the county level.

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

The secretary of state will not issue an assumed name that is indistinguishable from another assumed name or corporate name.

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

Renewal Filing

Agency:Montana Secretary of State
Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$20

Due:

Due by the date of registration every 5 years.

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