Getting a DBA, or "Doing Business As," generally involves submission of a small fee and a notarized form. Individuals file the assumed name form with the county clerk in the county in which the business operates, either by mail or in person, explain Bexar and Dallas Counties, Texas.
Because business owners file paperwork at the county level, fees and requirements vary slightly. The easiest way to discover exact requirements is to visit the specific county clerk's website or office. Generally, the county clerk does not check the name to make sure another business has not already registered it, so it is the responsibility of the business to do this research either online or in person at the county clerk's office, notes Dallas County.