Sole Proprietorship

File a DBA quickly and easily

Many people who decide to run a business themselves start with a sole proprietorship. If you are going to use a company name other than your legal name, you'll need to file a DBA ("doing business as") with the state or county in order to register your sole proprietorship.

Filing a DBA with LegalZoom lets you:

from $99

+ state filing fees

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Janet Long, LegalZoom customer

Get Started on Your DBA
I want to register my DBA in:
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3 Easy Steps
Complete our simple
online questionnaire
We complete, file and publish
(if required) your DBA application
We mail the approved DBA
application to you
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Why Choose LegalZoom?
  • Our service is designed and maintained by a team of experienced attorneys.
  • Documents are typically sent for filing within two business days.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed and total customer support

Very helpful and prompt... my company was up and running in a very short period of time.

Steven C., Landing, NJ

Common Questions
  • Is a Fictitious Business Name the same as a DBA?
  • Can I open a bank account before my DBA is filed?
  • What if I'm operating a sole proprietorship under my personal name?

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