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Recording Division

Recording Division

Renaissance Tower - 1201 Elm Street, 22nd Floor, Suite 2200G, Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: (214) 653-7099
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except for Court Approved Holidays)

Due to recent legislative changes (House Bill 3609); Incorporated Assumed Name forms are no longer recorded locally with the County Clerk’s Office.  They are filed with the office of the Secretary of State only.  The changes made by HB 3609 became effective September 1, 2019, and apply to the following:  assumed name certificates filed by corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships and foreign filing entities.

Unincorporated Assumed Name (DBA’s) certificates will continue to be filed with the County Clerk’s Office and are required for the following:  sole proprietorships, sole practitioners, general partnerships, joint ventures, joint stock companies, domestic real estate investment trusts, estates, non-profits, and trusts.

IMPORTANT: Post COVID-19 Processes

Because of social distancing and new occupancy order, only the person who requires assistance to record or obtain records will be allowed in the office unless you are assisting the elderly.

Assumed Name Applications

To observe proper social distancing protocols, assumed names will no longer be processed over-the-counter.  Assumed Name applications must be completed and properly notarized prior to coming to the office.  Upon arrival, place your completed application in the drop box station outside of our office (envelopes provided).  Once it has been filed, you will receive a plain copy via email within 3-4 business days. The original will be mailed within 7-14 business days. Please make sure the email and mailing address are legible.  We do not accept personal checks; the $24.00 payment (plus .50 fee for each additional owner) must be made by cash, money order, or cashier’s check and placed in the envelope with the application.

Assumed Name Application


Staff Contact Information
Kenneth ClevelandManager(214) 653-6829
Kimberly D. GonzalezAssistant Manager(214) 653-6143
Natasha RogersSupervisor(214) 653-6831

General Information
eRecording Real Property Records
Recording Fee Schedule - NSF Fees will apply for stop payment of checks "Future documents will not be recorded" 

Question and Answer Information
FAQs Recording Division