DOING BUSINESS AS (“DBA”) CERTIFICATE

Michigan law requires that persons who own, conduct or transact business in a county to register their business name(s) in that county as a matter of public record.  Corporations, Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies and Not for Profit Organizations owned by corporations DO NOT file at the county level.

FEES

The filing fee for a DBA Certificate is $10.  Upon filing the DBA, you will be issued two certified copies of your DBA for your records or other purposes, such as banking.

REQUESTS BY MAIL

To request a copy or to file/renew a Doing Business Certificate by mail:

  • Download and print off the DBA Certificate and complete the required information.  Please be sure to include the city and zip code of the business
  • All business owners must sign this certificate in front of a notary public.  NOTE: A DBA certificate mailed in without a Notary Public certification will not be accepted for filing
  • Send the completed and notarized DBA Certificate, a check/money order for $10 made payable to: Ionia County Clerk, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  Ionia County Clerk, 100 W. Main Street, Ionia, MI  48846
  • NOTE:  Mail requests are processed in 1-2 days

TO RENEW A DBA CERTIFICATE

  • Complete a new DBA Certificate
  • Filing fee: $10
  • Send the completed and notarized DBA Certificate, a check/money order for $10 made payable to: Ionia County Clerk, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  Ionia County Clerk, 100 W. Main Street, Ionia, MI  48846

TO DISSOLVE A DBA CERTIFICATE

TO CHANGE AN ADDRESS ON A DBA CERTIFICATE

  • Complete the DBA Address Change Form
  • There is no filing fee
  • Send the completed and notarized DBA Address Change Form to:  Ionia County Clerk, 100 W. Main Street, Ionia, MI  48846

TO OBTAIN A BUSINESS LICENSE OR OTHER BUSINESS QUESTIONS

For information on obtaining a business license or if you have other business questions, go to: www.Michigan.gov and click on the Business and Economy tab.

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