Obtain a DBA / Assumed Name



April 6, 2020 

 Effectively immediately, due to COVID-19, there will be no public access to all Bexar County Clerk offices on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In addition, we will be closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. every day. In order to protect our staff and the public, we are limiting any in-person transactions to appointments only for essential needs at this time. Appointments will only be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and will be restricted to only the party or parties involved.

Employees will maintain services by processing mail, electronic filings for judicial cases, electronic recordings for Property Records and answering phones. Please review our list of services on the next page for alternative ways to process your transactions.

If you have traveled within the last 14 days to an area where there is sustained community transmission of COVID-19 as identified in the executive order issued by Governor Greg Abbott, please call us before visiting our office. A copy of the order can be viewed at: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-order-mandating-14-day-quarantine-for-travelers-arriving-from-ca-la-wa-atlanta-chicago-detroit-and-miami.

The public is encouraged to follow the Bexar County Clerk’s Office on our website and social media for updates and information.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.


      Lucy Adame-Clark
      Bexar County Clerk

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One of the first steps to starting your business is naming it. Once you have the perfect name, you need to obtain your "Doing Business As" record, also known as a DBA or Assumed Name through the Bexar County Clerk’s Office. This is the first step to doing business in Bexar County. Getting your DBA is easy. The first thing to do is come up with a good name for your business. Then, confirm that it is available by performing a search in the County Clerk records. (Note: In order to search for an Assumed Name, you must register with the page by clicking the "Register" button) Click on the "Login - Search" button and log into your account, then click "Name" under the search menu. Here, enter the business name you want, select "Assumed Name" under the Instrument Type" and click "Go Search." If you don’t see it, you can register it.

Once you know it is available, download the appropriate "Assumed Name Certificate" form for the type of business you are forming (Unincorporated, such as a sole proprietorship or Incorporated, such as an LLC) and take it to the County Clerk in the Paul Elizondo Tower, located at 101 W. Nueva, room 120 (Marriage Licenses & Assumed Names). An assumed business name is good for ten (10) years.

The office is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Have questions or need assistance with your Assumed Business Names / Doing Business As (DBA) online application? 

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If you have any further questions or concerns with this process, reach out to the County Clerk’s office at (210) 335-2223.