The purpose of establishing and filing a Certificate of Conducting Business Under an Assumed Name (DBA) is so that no two businesses operate under the same name. All DBA’s are filed in the County Clerk’s Office for a recording fee of $25.00. Forms for an Individual or a Partnership are available at a cost of $1.00 per form. The original document must be completed and all signatures must be notarized. The original is maintained on file at the Clerk’s Office. If the filer requires a copy, they may obtain a regular copy for $1.00 or a certified copy for $4.00. You may want to check with your banking institution to find out which is required in order to open a business account.
Amendment forms are also available for the same fees as indicated above. These would be necessary for address changes, name changes or removal or addition of partners.
If you wish to discontinue a DBA, the form is available for $1.00 and there is no filing cost involved.
Please note that filing a DBA does not guarantee that a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) has not been filed with the New York State Department of State. To check, go to www.dos.state.ny.us.