Press Release

Dallas County Clerk

Certificate of Ownership for Unincorporated Business or Profession

Records Building - 509 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7099 • Fax: (214) 653-7176
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except for Court Approved Holidays)


Procedures For Assumed Names
Certificate of Ownership for Unincorporated Business or Profession
Assumed Name Certificate for an Incorporated Business or Profession
Withdrawal Notice Of An Assumed Name

Form Name Format
Certificate of Ownership for Unincorporated Business or Profession Adobe Acrobat Required

Mail the original, the duplicate, a self addressed stamped envelope and the required fee of $24.00 for the first signature (owner) and .50 for each signature (owner) thereafter. If all owners appear in person with their valid government picture ID the County Clerk deputy can take a deputy acknowledgment for an additional $2.00 fee in place of a notary acknowledgment. Otherwise, all signatures will need to be notarized.

Check or money order is made payable and mailed to:

John F. Warren, County Clerk
The Dallas County Clerk Office
Records Building, 2nd floor
509 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Contact number:(214) 653-7110 or 653-6827


PLEASE NOTE:

  1. THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE DOES NOT RESEARCH ANY BUSINESS NAME FOR THE PURPOSE OF DOING BUSINESS. HOWEVER, YOU CAN SEARCH THE RECORDS ON LINE AT www.roamdallaspropertyrecords.com GO TO ONLINE RECORDS RESEARCH. SEE SITE FOR RESEARCH COST.
  2. ALL OWNER'S SIGNATURES MUST BE NOTARIZED. WE DO NOT HAVE NOTARY'S AVAILABLE IN OUR OFFICE. HOWEVER, A COUNTY CLERK DEPUTY CAN TAKE A DEPUTY ACKNOWLEDGMENT WITH ALL OWNER'S PRESENT. EACH OWNER MUST HAVE A VALID GOVERNMENT ISSUED PICTURE ID. THE COST IS AN ADDITION $2.00 PER FORM.
  3. THE BOXED AREA TITLED "CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP, NAMES OF OWNERS" REQUIRES YOUR NAME TO BE PRINTED, YOUR ORIGINAL SIGNATURE AND YOUR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS (NO POST OFFICE BOX IN THIS AREA).
  4. IF YOU FAIL TO FURNISH THE DUPLICATE AND/OR THE SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE PROOF OF FILING WILL NOT BE RETURNED. YOU WILL HAVE TO WRITE TO THE OFFICE OR COME BY AND REQUEST A COPY. THE COPY COST IS $1.00 PER PAGE AND AN ADDITIONAL $5.00 FOR CERTIFICATION. FEES MUST BE INCLUDED WITH THE REQUEST FOR COPIES.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Sale Tax Permits-State Comptroller of Public Accounts
Call 1-800-252-5555 for information and locations

Federal Tax (IRS) Employment Taxes
Texas Employment Commission:
General information: New Accounts/Status of Accounts:
1-800-829-1040 (512) 463-2731
Rate Section:
Business Tax Kit and Publications: (512) 463-2755
1-800-829-3676

Patents, Trade Marks and Copyrights:
State Trademarks: Federal Patents and Trademarks:
Corporate Section Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
Office of Secretary of State Washington, DC 20231
P.O. Box 13687 Public Affairs (703) 305-8341
Austin, Texas 78711 General Information (703) 308-4357
(512) 463-5586

Copyrights:
Copyright Office, /LM 455, /
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20559
(202) 707-3000

Local Regulations:
In addition to federal and state and county regulations, all local regulations must also be complied with. To inquire about these, contact the city clerk in the city or cities that the business will operate. If activities will be outside the city limits, the city may still have extraterritorial jurisdiction. To find out, contact the city clerk. If the city does not have jurisdiction, contact the county office.