How much Does it Cost to Set up a DBA in Texas?
The filing fee for registering a DBA or Fictitious name (Assumed Name Certificate) in Texas varies from county to county but averages around $15 per DBA for sole proprietors and partnerships and $25 for Corporations and LLCs.
Doing Business As names are filed with the Texas Secretary of State or County Clerk and are valid for 10 years, after which time they can be renewed.
The following entity types must file DBA certificate with the county clerk rather than the Texas Secretary of State:
- Sole proprietorship
- General partnerships
- Joint venture
- Real Estate Investment trust
The following entity types must file with the Texas Secretary of State:
- Texas LLC (Limited liability company)
- LLP (Limited liability partnership)
- LP (Limited partnership)
- Foreign filing entities
- Professional associations
Registering a DBA is simple and affordable and is a great way for a business to expand into other brands, products or services, or divisions without having to create a new legal entity.
The purpose of a DBA is to let the public know that a business entity is doing business under a different name, other than their legal name.
There are no limits to the number of DBAs a business can use, as long as the DBA name is legally registered.
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