In Texas, the term “assumed name” is most commonly used to refer to DBA’s. This state requires two filings.
“A domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or other foreign filing entity that regularly conducts business or renders a professional
service in this state under a name other than its legal name must file an assumed name certificate with the secretary of state and with the
county clerk in the appropriate county.” (Source: Texas Business & Commerce Code [TBCC] 71.103).
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In Texas you can file your DBA (aka trade name, assumed name or fictitious business name) yourself with your local County Clerk’s office. Or, use a legal document service such as LegalZoom to handle the entire process for you.
LegalZoom charges $99.00 (plus state filing fees) for Texas DBA’s. Click here to learn more about pricing.