How to file a DBA in Puerto Rico
Filing a Puerto Rico DBA ('doing business as'), also known as an 'assumed name', is a simple process. You will file the DBA at the county or state level, depending on the type of legal business structure you created for your business.
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 Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico requires that all sole proprietorships, general partnerships, associations, joint-stock companies, business trusts, syndicates, joint 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 Puerto Rico Department of State.