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Form a Nevada DBA



If you're ready to make your business name official, let LegalZoom file it for you. With your Doing Business As (DBA) statement, you'll soon have the ability to open bank accounts and legally do business with the name of your new venture. Sometimes called a fictitious business name, a DBA is your next step to building your business. Do it today!



NEVADA 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.

In Nevada, names are prohibited that include the terms "corporation," "corp.," "incorporated," or "Inc." in its title, unless that person is a corporation organized or qualified to do business pursuant to the laws of NV. One cannot sue until they file.

For a natural person, one is required to submit their full name, the street address of his residence or business, and the mailing address (if different from the street address above). For an artificial person required to make annual filings with the Secretary of State to retain its good standing, one must provide their name as it appears in the records of the Secretary of State. For a general partnership, one must provide the full name of each partner who is a natural person, the street address of the residence or business of each partner who is a natural person, and the mailing address (if different from the street address) of each partner who is a natural person. If one or more of the partners is an artificial person required to make annual filings with the Secretary of State to retain its good standing, for each such partner, one must submit their name as it appears in the records of the Secretary of State. For a trust, one must provide the full name of each trustee of the trust, the street address of the residence or business of each trustee of the trust, and the mailing address (if different from the street address) of each trustee of the trust.

Filing is not required for registered limited partnerships or registered foreign limited partnerships. A certificate must be signed by a natural person. An artificial person is required to make annual filings with the Secretary of State to retain its good standing, and it must be filed by a person required to sign the annual filing. For general partnerships, a certificate must be signed by each of the partners who is a natural person. If one or more of the partners is an artificial person as described, an officer of the corporation is required to sign the annual filing. In the case of a trust, a certificate must be signed by each of the trustees and must be notarized.

In Nevada, a DBA expires five (5) years after it is filed. A new certificate is required if there is a change in the partners of a general partnership or trustee of a trust, and must be filed within one (1) month after such change.