Managed Doing Business As (DBA) Services

We handle your DBA project from conception through maintenance. We navigate registration requirements across state lines, check name availability, prepare and file DBA registrations, track renewals, and prepare and file renewals.

  • Access to a compliance specialist who consults with you on your project
  • Complete document preparation, filing, and follow-up with government agencies through approval
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New York DBA / Fictitious Name / Trade Name Registrations

Registration requirements for New York 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.

New York Fictitious Name Registrations

New York Certificate of Assumed Name

Is registration mandatory?

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

County Level Filing:

Sole-proprietorships and general partnerships file at the county level. All other entities file with the department of state.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?

Registration of an assumed name does not offer name protection.

Agency:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code

Initial Registration
Assumed Name

Form:

Certificate of Assumed Name

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$25 for LLCs and limited partnerships. Corporation fees are $25 + $100 for each county within New York City and $25 for each county outside of New York City.

Is registration mandatory?:

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

County Level Filing:

Sole-proprietorships, general partnerships, and limited liability partnerships file at the county level. All other entities file with the department of state.

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

Registration of an assumed name does not offer name protection.

Notes:
  • Publication of registration is not required in New York.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Registrations do not currently expire.

Local Fictitious Name Registrations

New York County Business Certificate

Agency:New York County Clerk's Office (NY)
Notes:

Only sole proprietorships and partnerships file with the county clerk. All other entities apply for assumed names through the Department of State.

Initial Registration
Business Certificate

Instructions:

Follow the instructions on this page to file.

Filing Method:

In-person

Agency Fee:

$100

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Business certificates do not need to be renewed.

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