Order Form: Texas DBA (Assumed Name Certificate)
Frequently Asked Questionsclick below to see answers
An assumed name or DBA is a name under which an individual or business entity chooses to do business that is different from the individual’s or business entity's name. For example, if Molly Smith operated a sole proprietorship called Molly's Maids, the assumed name would be "Molly's Maids".
Depending on the type of business, the DBA would be filed at the (1) county level with the county clerk's office or (2) state level with the secretary of state. We'll make sure your DBA is filed with the appropriate office.
It depends on where the DBA needs to be filed. We’ll prepare your DBA on the same day we receive your information (or next business day if ordered after 2pm or on a weekend/holiday).
1. DBAs that are to be filed with the state (Corporations and LLCs) are e-signed on our end and e-filed with the state and thus often completed/file-stamped same day.
2. DBAs to be filed with the county (where unincorporated businesses must file) are prepared same or next business day and then emailed to you for signing. Some counties allow us to e-file the signed DBA and thus we require only a copy of the signed/notarized DBA from you. In these counties, the filing is quick (i.e. 1 business day). If the county does not allow e-filing, we will need the original/wet signed DBA back from you and the filing time will depend on the mail service used. Counties that currently allow e-filing are: Brazoria, Dallas, Eastland, Fort Bend, Hays, Liberty, Medina, Parker, Potter, Randall, Smith, Starr, Victoria, and Webb.