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Assumed Name Certificates (‘d/b/a’ - Doing Business As)

General Information

According to the Business and Commerce Code, Section 36.10 and 36.15, each person who regularly conducts business or renders professional services other than as a corporation, limited partnership, registered limited partnership, or limited liability company in the county must file its Assumed Name Certificated (also known as “d/b/a” or “doing business as”) with the clerk so that a record is available as to the owner’s businesses. Assumed Name Certificates must be filed according to these guidelines:

  • An Assumed Name Certificate must be filed to begin a business.
  • Assumed Name Certificates are good for 10 years, or a shorter period of time if stated in the certificate.
  • An Assumed Name Certificate must be filed in the county where you plan to conduct business.
  • An applicant may have more than one (1) Assumed Name.
  • There may be more than one (1) registrant per Assumed Name.

Procedures to Obtain Assumed Name

In Person:

  • Download attached Assumed Name Certificate Application (see bottom of page) or obtain application from clerk.
  • Complete application and sign in front of a clerk (notary not necessary if signed in front of clerk).
  • Pay appropriate fee (see applicable fee section below).
  • Completed application will be processed and returned to you immediately.

By Mail:

  • Download attached Assumed Name Certificate Application packet. (see bottom of page).
  • Complete application, sign in front of a notary and mail (with appropriate fee) to:

Top of Form

Laura Hughes, Kaufman County Clerk
100 West Mulberry
Kaufman, Texas 75142

Bottom of Form

  • The recording fee is $25 per application (which includes one owner name), with an additional fee of $.50 added for each additional owner. A check or money order, payable to the Laura Hughes, County Clerk , must accompany the written request.
  • Once processed, the document will be returned to you by mail, within 7-10 business days .

Applicable Fees:

·         The fee for an Assumed Name Certificate to be filed and recorded is $25.00 (this includes one owner name).

·         There is additional fee of $0.50 added for each additional owner.

Types of Payments Accepted:

·         Cash (for your protection, please don’t mail cash!)

·         Check or Money Order – Made payable to Laura Hughes Kaufman County Clerk

·         Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)
Must include a daytime phone number if you are paying by credit card.

Assumed Name Certificate (DBA) application Adobe Acrobat File (Interactive Form) You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this form. 




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