Business Certificates

Filing DBA ("Doing Business As") Certificates

General Instructions


There are 4 DBA forms available from the Madison County Clerk's office:
Obtain the proper form from the Madison County Clerk's office.

Do Not


Complete the DBA Certificate up to the text "In Witness whereof..." Do not sign the form!

Notary Public


The certificate must be signed in the presence of a notary public. Notaries public are available at the Madison County Clerk's office as well as many banking institutions, municipal offices, etc. You will need to bring with you proper photographic identification such as a valid driver's license. All parties involved in the business must appear in person before the notary public.

Completed Certificate


Bring your completed certificate to:
Madison County Clerk's office
138 N Court Street
Building 4, Ground Floor
Wampsville, NY

Filing Fee


There is a $25 filing fee for each DBA filed or an amendment to an existing DBA on file. Cash, check, and money orders are accepted. Checks should be made out to Madison County Clerk.

Certified Copy


Certified copies of DBA certificates are available for $5 each. A certified copy is typically required by financial institutions when opening business accounts.