Getting a Trade Name Certificate (DBA)
Under Connecticut law, anyone who does business under an assumed name (DBA) must file a Trade Name Certificate in the town clerk’s office in the town where their business is being conducted.
Are you interested in a DBA? Some points to remember:
- All people who are authorized to sign on behalf of the business must sign their name on the Trade Name Certificate
- You must get the forms notarized
- You must include a filing fee (currently $10)
Learn More About Trade Names
Get all the latest information about how your business can file for and record a trade name in the State of Connecticut.
File for a DBA locally
Use this handy list of town governments to find your local clerk.
Need a Notary for Your DBA?
You'll need your DBA trade name forms notarized. Here's a list of active notaries in the State.
(Hint: select "notary public" in the License Type field and then hit "search")