- A company doing business in Texas must file an Assumed Name Certificate (DBA or 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.
- Filing an Assumed Name Certificate does not prevent another party from using the same name. Direct any legal question regarding business name to an attorney.
- The withdrawal of a partner or abandonment of an assumed name is recorded in the same office.
- Military veterans can obtain a partial waiver of fees. See Business & Commerce Code 71.155(a) Filing Fees.
- You can search here for Assumed Name Certificates (DBA) that are currently on file in Fort Bend County.
- You can download and print DBA forms from the County Clerk Forms page.
- For additional resources, please go to the Starting a New Business page.
|Assumed Name Certificate (DBA) with one owner (clerk notarized)||$12.00|
|Each additional owner listed||$1.50|
|Assumed Name Certificate (DBA) with one owner (already notarized)||$11.00|
|Each additional owner listed||$.50|
|For a full list of fees, go to the Fees page.|
The County Clerk accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express credit card payments. See the Credit Card Payments page for more information.