Filing DBA ("Doing Business As") Certificates
General InstructionsThere are 4 DBA forms available from the Madison County Clerk's office:
- Certificate of Doing Business Under Assumed Name - Individual (PDF) - to be used by sole proprietorships
- Certificate of Doing Business Under Assumed Name - For More Than One Person (PDF) - to be used by partnerships
- Amended Certificate of Doing Business Under Assumed Name (PDF) - to be used to add or change information to a previously filed DBA certificate
- Certificate of Discontinuance of Business (PDF) - to be used when a business is terminated
Do NotComplete the DBA Certificate up to the text "In Witness whereof..." Do not sign the form!
Notary PublicThe 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 CertificateBring your completed certificate to:
Madison County Clerk's office
138 N Court Street
Building 4, Ground Floor