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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.

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Texas DBA / Fictitious Name / Trade Name Registrations

Registration requirements for Texas 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.

Texas Fictitious Name Registrations

Texas Assumed Name Certificate

Is registration mandatory?

Filing an assumed name registration is mandatory to conduct business under any other name than your personal legal name or a registered business name.

County Level Filing:

Sole-proprietorships and general partnerships file only at the county level while other entities file with the secretary of state.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?

Registration of an assumed name does not offer name protection.

Agency:Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section
Law:

TX Statutes § 5-71

Initial Registration
Assumed Name

Form:

Assumed Name Certificate

Filing Method:

Mail, fax or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Is registration mandatory?:

Filing an assumed name registration is mandatory to conduct business under any other name than your personal legal name or a registered business name.

Law:

TX Statutes § 5-71

County Level Filing:

Sole-proprietorships and general partnerships file only at the county level while other entities file with the secretary 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 Texas.

Registration Renewal
Assumed Name Certificate Renewal

Form:

Assumed Name Certificate

Filing Method:

Mail, fax or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Due by the date of registration every 10 years.

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