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Form a Connecticut DBA

If you're in businessŚlet us work for you! LegalZoom offers a quick, online service to get your DBA statement, or Doing Business As, from the comfort of your computer. A DBA, a.k.a. "fictitious business name," enables you to open bank accounts and transact business using the name of your business. Get official with the state of Connecticut.


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.

Limited partnerships and LLCs do not have to file a DBA if it is filed with the Secretary of State, if it filed a certificate or Articles of Organization for an LLC, or if it does business under a name stated in the certificate or is registered with the Secretary of the State.

Failure to comply with filing provisions can result in a fine or imprisonment of up to one (1) year or less. Failure to comply with filing provisions may be deemed an unfair or deceptive trade practice. No person can use printed advertisement with a DBA to suggest that such person's business is located in such municipality unless the business is located in the municipality or the address where the person's business is actually being conducted and State, if located outside of Connecticut, is printed. This does not apply to the use of registered trademarks, or any name that's a mere description of the goods or services or a surname. Any publisher that relies on the written assurances of a person advertising using a DBA is not liable.

When filing a DBA in Connecticut, it is necessary to provide the business name and address, and the address of each person conducting the business. For a corporation or LLC, the name and principal address is required. For a partnership, one is allowed to use a name if it includes a surname of one of the partners.

In terms of filing a DBA, one must file in the town where the business is being conducted. All persons must execute the certificate, and for corporations of limited liability companies, it must be authorized by a Corporate Officer. Notarization is also required.