A company doing business in Texas must file an Assumed
Name Certificate (d.b.a. 'Doing Business As') with the county clerk of each county in which the business will be conducted.
Assumed Name Certificates are good for 10 years from
the date of filing or a shorter period of time may be indicated on the application.
Currently the only method to ensure a thorough search
of an Assumed Name is to personally appear in the County Clerk's Office to conduct the search.
Once your search is completed, the application must
be signed in front of a notary public. There are a few notaries at the courthouse. Then your application can be filed
at the clerk’s office.
The fee for an Assumed Name Certificate
to be filed and recorded is $25.00 for the first page, $4.00 for each additional page. Each additional signer after
the first is $.50 each.
Clerk's Office Payment Options
The same fees apply for Abandonment (withdrawal) of
Assumed Name filings. The withdrawal of a partner or abandonment of an assumed name is recorded in the same office.
NOTE: Filing an Assumed Name
Certificate does not prevent another party from using the same name. Direct any legal question regarding a business name to