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Washington DC – DBA

File a DBA In Washington DC

In Washington DC it is mandatory to register a trade name or DBA “doing business as name”. Any sole proprietor or partnership or limited partnership or limited liability company who are conducting their business with the other name rather than the name registered with the Office of the Secretary of State should register DBA. In Washington DC registration of the name is done at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory services.

Rules for Registering DBA In Washington DC

Search business licenses to ensure the name isn’t already taken. In case the search result says, “No matches were found for your search,’ try to spell the name in a different way or leave out abbreviations or punctuation like Inc, LLC, etc.  Request for a search can also be made by mail to Business Licenses Service, State of Washington.

Search for the name can also be made at

  • Department of Revenue in which all the trade names are not included.
  • Secretary of State Corporation Registration Data Search for presenting Corporation and Limited Liability Company name.
  • US Patent and Trademark Commission for federally registered names.

Only a businessman who uses the trade name first in his business activities has a right to use the name though the registered name is not protected and so can be used by others.

Register a trade name DBA

Fill the Business License Application online and pay the requisite fees either through E-check or a MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Visa card or debit card.  The credit or Debit card option is provided by a private or non state vendor that would an additional fee for the service. The requisite registration fee is 5 dollar per name.

  • Fill the Business License Application and send it along with the fees to the Department of Revenue. Fees can be paid via check or money order.
  • The form can also be submitted by a person to Business Licenses office.

Registration of a trade name is indefinite till the owner requests it to be cancelled. For cancellation, a request can be sent to Business licensing Service.

 

 

Address

Business Licensing Service
State of Washington
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034

 

http://dcra.dc.gov/page/business-licensing-corporate-registration

http://www.dbaform.com/DBA-Washington-DC.htm

https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/choose-register-your-business/register-your-business-name

http://dor.wa.gov/content/doingbusiness/registermybusiness/brd/

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