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How to file a dba in Chicago?
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Category : > DBA / Assumed Name
Posted On : Mon Aug 08th,2016

How to file a dba in Chicago?

Registration of Assumed name under the existing entity:A corporation, Limited Liability Company or any other legal entity is registered with the Illinois Secretary of state can adopt an assumed name.


Registration of Assumed Name as a Sole Proprietorship-It must be filed in the Chicago county to operate a business as a sole proprietorship.


Checking name availability

Name availability must be checked before filing an assumed name either as a sole proprietorship or adopted.

Provide the following information to file a dba in Chicago:


  • Name of the dba interested to use to advertise your business
  • Owner's Information
  • Business Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Business Description


 Where to file?

  • Adopted assumed name files with the Illinois Secretary of State.
  • The assumed name of a sole proprietorship files with the county clerk's office.


Processing time

  • Adopted assumed name usually takes one working day to approve by the state.
  • Sole proprietorships may require to run the publication and you should check publication requirement for the county clerk's office.

Changes in the existing assumed name

A new assumed name application will be filed with the county clerk's office, if you make any change in the existing dba.


Renewal of the assumed name in Illinois

All assumed names must be renewed after every five years.


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