Frequently Asked Questions

Records Building - 500 Elm Street, Suite 2100, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7099
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except for court approved holidays)

Important Information to Note

Due to recent legislative changes (House Bill 3609); Incorporated Assumed Name forms are no longer recorded locally with the County Clerk’s Office. They are filed with the office of the Secretary of State only. The changes made by HB 3609 became effective September 1, 2019, and apply to the following:

  • assumed name certificates filed by corporations,
  • limited partnerships,
  • limited liability companies,
  • limited liability partnerships and
  • foreign filing entities.

Unincorporated Assumed Name (DBA’s) certificates will continue to be filed with the County Clerk’s Office and are required for the following:

  • sole proprietorships,
  • sole practitioners,
  • general partnerships,
  • joint ventures,
  • joint stock companies,
  • domestic real estate investment trusts,
  • estates,
  • non-profits,
  • and trusts.