DBA / Assumed Name Certificate Information

To start a business in the State of Texas, one needs to get an Assumed Name Certificate, commonly known as “doing business as or dba”. Most banks require an Assumed Name Certificate to open a business bank account. It is necessary to obtain an Assumed Name Certificate in every county where business will be conducted.

Filing an Assumed Name Certificate does not prevent another party from using the same name. Direct any legal questions regarding a business name to an attorney.

The filing fee for an Assumed Name Certificate in Nueces County is $9.00 for one owner. If there is more than one owner, add $.50 for each additional name listed.  Filing fee is waived for Veterans.

An Assumed Name Certificate is good for ten (10) years from the date of filing.

The clerk has no duty to notify a party of the expiration of a certificate, therefore, it is the owner’s responsibility to make sure a new certificate is filed timely.

If the business closes, it is necessary to file an Abandonment of Assumed Name Certificate. The filing fee is $9.00.  Filing fee is waived for Veterans.

A Withdrawal from an Assumed Name Certificate is filed if one or more partners in the business wishes to withdraw. The filing fee is $9.00.

Incorporated Assumed Name
Unincorporated Assumed Name
Abandonment of Assumed Name
Additional Registrants