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Form a Delaware DBA



A Doing Business As (DBA) statement is the thing you need legalize your business name. Registering your DBA, sometimes called a fictitious business name, gives you the ability to open a bank account and to process transactions using the name of your business. LegalZoom makes the government registration process quick and painless. Take your next step today!



DELAWARE STATUTORY GUIDELINES

LegalZoom.com customizes your legal DBA filing to comply with local requirements, no matter where you live. However, if you're interested in the specifics, they are listed below.

Legally incorporated companies as well as joint stock associations using a common name (not ordinary partnerships) which have more than fifty (50) stockholders or members are prohibited.

When filing a DBA in Delaware, one must indicate the DBA name and title, as well as the Christian or surname of such person, or, in the case of a firm or association, the Christian and surname of each and every member comprising the firm or association.

From a procedural standpoint, in the case of a firm or association, the name of one of the members of the firm or association is required. In addition, the date when the partnership or association was organized is necessary, along with an affidavit of the person signing it to the effect that the facts therein stated are true and correct. The DBA must also be filed in the Office of the Prothonotary of each county in which it is prosecuting or transacting business.

There are certain continuing obligations associated with filing a DBA in Delaware. A Change of Certificate must be filed within ten (10) days of a change in the membership of any firm or association which has filed a certificate. One must file a supplemental certificate in the Office of the Prothonotary of each county in which one has filed a certificate listing. The Christian or surname of each member of the firm or association after the change must be reported, as well as the date when the change took effect. Also, one must attach an affidavit of the person signing it to the effect that the facts therein stated are true and correct.