The original Assumed Business Name certificate must be submitted to the County Clerk’s Office; a copy will not be accepted.
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Yes, the required forms can be mailed along with a check or money order payable to Lucy Adame-Clark Bexar County Clerk. (Temporary checks are not accepted)
You may download a printable version of the Assumed Business Name Certificate by going to the following link:
Mailing Address:Bexar County Courthouse100 Dolorosa St. Suite 104San Antonio TX 78205
The fee is $14.00 for one owner and $0.50 for each additional owner.
You must determine if the name you wish to use is available. To determine if the name you wish to use is available (i.e. not being used by another business), you may conduct a search using the County Clerk’s website, or one of the members of our staff who are located in Suite B103, of the Paul Elizondo Tower, may conduct a search for you. You must submit the appropriate notarized form to the County Clerk’s office. You can submit the form in person or through the mail.
The assumed name certificate is valid for ten years from the date of registration.
To create an Incorporation, Limited Liability Company LLC you need to contact the Secretary of State at: www.sos.state.tx.us or call 512-463-5555.
The certificate must be executed by an officer, general partner, member, manager or attorney-in-fact. If executed by an attorney-in-fact it must include a statement that the attorney has been authorized in writing by the attorney’s principal to execute the certificate. (Texas Business & Comm. Code 71.104)
Yes, you can do it through our online application.
Yes, everyone conducting business as a partner must file an assumed name for each business name. Each partner must sign the form in front of notary before the assumed name is filed with the County Clerk.
No, however, the law requires an assumed name registrant to file a new assumed name certificate when the information contained in the certificate is or becomes materially misleading. (Texas Business & Comm. Code 71.152)
If you are no longer conducting business under that assumed name, you may file a notice of abandonment.
Yes, applicants may conduct business under multiple assumed names, but each name must be filed separately.
No, you may contact the City of San Antonio to determine if a business license is required.
The Launch SA Business Center-Main Center Library600 Soledad Ave210-207-3903 or 210-598-6623
Resources that may be helpful are listed below.
Certificate of Occupancy/Building Inspections1901 S. Alamo St. First Floor (Central Records Office)210-207-1111www.sanantonio.gov/dsd
City of San Antonio Vendors/Peddlers License/Gaming Device Decals111 Soledad (Fourth Floor)210-207-8266
Commercial Parking Permit400 N. St Mary’s Ste.100210-207-8266
Internal Revenue ServiceE.I.N # or Tax #8626 Tesoro Dr210-840-2090 or 800-829-1040
Texas State Comptrollers of Public Accounts10010 San Pedro Ste. 410210-342-2300comptroller.texas.gov
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Department101 W. Nueva Suite firstname.lastname@example.org
Trademark & Patent800-786-9199www.uspto.gov
Secretary of State512-463-5555www.sos.state.tx.us