How to file a DBA in New York
Filing a New York DBA ('doing business as'), also known as an 'assumed name', is a simple process.
Read below for answers to your questions about DBAs, plus important details and links, why you might consider filing an assumed name (DBA), and how a DBA can help or hurt you. If you need to research how to file a DBA in another U.S. state or territory, select it below.
Do I need a DBA in New York?
New York requires that all corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships (LPs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), or out of state companies that regularly transact business in New York under a name different from their legal name, must file a DBA with the New York Department of State. Sole proprietorships and general partnerships must file a business certifiate with the county clerks in the counties in which they operate.