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Filing An Assumed Name (DBA forms)

When starting a business, it is advisable to record your business name with the Register of Deeds office. Such business names are referred to as assumed names and may be recorded in the Register of Deeds office. Individuals starting a business may obtain the necessary form needed to record the name by stopping in our office or by mail. The form is also available here in PDF Form - Certificate of Assumed Name or Partnership.

Assumed Name Form


Our office handles filing for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations doing business under an assumed name. Meanwhile, the Department of Secretary of State oversees the incorporation of businesses.

Another resource for starting businesses is the Business License Information Office located in the NC Department of Commerce Business Service Center.