Nebraska DBA / Fictitious Name / Trade Name Registrations

Registration requirements for Nebraska 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.

Nebraska Fictitious Name Registrations

Nebraska Trade Name Registration

Is registration mandatory?

Trade name registration is optional in Nebraska.

County Level Filing:

Filing is not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?

Registration of a trade name does not by itself confer ownership rights.

Agency:Nebraska Secretary of State
Law:

NE Statutes § 87-210

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Application for Trade Name

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$110 by mail or $100 online

Is registration mandatory?:

Trade name registration is optional in Nebraska.

Law:

NE Statutes § 87-210

County Level Filing:

Filing is not required at the county level.

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

Registration of a trade name does not by itself confer ownership rights.

Notes:
  • The duplicate copy of the trade name registration must be published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the city where the business is located.
  • Proof of publication must also be filed within 45 days after the date of registration.

Registration Renewal
Trade Name Renewal

Form:

Call (402)-471-4079 for a renewal form.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$110 by mail or $100 online

Due:

Due by the date of registration every 10 years.

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