Sole ProprietorshipThis certificate is required to establish a sole proprietorship.
To operate as a sole proprietorship using an assumed name, you must complete, notarize, and file an "assumed name certificate" also known as a DBA with the county clerk where the business is conducted or transacted. Purchase this form from a legal stationery store in New York. You may wish to have an attorney assist you in the preparation of this or any other legal document.
The basic filing fee is $25 in all counties except for the five counties of New York City where the fee is $100. The fee for a certified copy is $4.00/per copy and $10.00/per copy in New York City.
The county clerk keeps the original form on file.
Additional Requirements/ Information:
You may require certified copies for banks where the business has bank accounts as well as for display at the business premises. NOTE: Some business licenses may require a certified copy.
Contact the County Clerk's Office in the County where your business will be located to find out about online filing availability.