Press Release

Dallas County Clerk

Assumed Name for an Incorporated 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
Assumed Name Certificate for an Incorporated Business or Profession Adobe Acrobat Required

Please sign each form separately and have it notarized. Mail in the original and a copy, a self addressed stamped envelope and the required fee of $24.00. If the owner or registered agent appears in person with their valid government picture ID, a County Clerk deputy can take a deputy acknowledgment for an additional $2.00 fee in place of a notary acknowledgment. Otherwise, the signature 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 is: (214) 653-7110 or 653-6827


PLEASE NOTE:

  1. BEFORE FILING AN INCORPORATED BUSINESS LOCALLY, YOU MUST HAVE FILED THE CORPORATE INFORMATION WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE. WWW.SOS.STATE.TX.US
  2. AN INCORPORATED BUSINESS OR PROFESSION DOING BUSINESS UNDER A NAME OTHER THAN IT'S CORPORATE NAME MUST FILE AN ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND WITH THE APPROPRIATE COUNTY CLERK IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 36.11 OF THE TEXAS BUSINESS AND COMMERCE CODE.
  3. 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. SEE SITE FOR RESEARCH COST.
  4. THE DUPLICATE AND THE SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF FILING IN ORDER TO RECEIVE PROOF OF FILING. TEXAS LAW REQUIRES WE RETAIN THE ORIGINAL.
  5. ALL ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATES TO BE FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK MUST BE FORWARDED BY THE CORPORATION DIRECTLY TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE
  6. FOR THE PURPOSE OF FILING WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE, THE CORPORATION SHOULD SUBMIT AN ORIGINALLY EXECUTED ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE ACCOMPANIED BY THE FILING FEE OF $25.00 TO:

SECRETARY OF STATE
STATUTORY FILINGS DIVISION
CORPORATIONS SECTION
P.O. BOX 13697
AUSTIN, TEXAS 78711-3697

SECRETARY OF STATE, CORPORATE SECTION PHONE NUMBERS:
General Information and Business Name Searches (512) 463-5555
Copies and Certificates (512) 463-5578
Trademarks (512) 463-5576
Blank Filing Forms (512) 463-5586
"Direct Access" for Business Registration (512) 475-2755

SECRETARY OF STATE WEBSITE:
www.sos.state.tx.us