How to file a DBA in Pennsylvania
Filing a Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania requires that all sole proprietorships, general partnerships, associations, joint-stock companies, business trusts, syndicates, joing ventures, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships (LPs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), or out of state companies that regularly transact business in Puerto Rico under a name different from their legal name, must file a DBA with the Pennsylvania Department of State.