Business Filings

Doing Business As (DBA)/Co-Partnerships

Filing a DBA/Co-Partnership reserves the use of the named business name for use in Ingham County only.
The certificate expires after five (5) years.
If a DBA/Co-Partnership is not renewed, the name becomes available for someone else’s use.
All persons listed on the DBA/Co-Partnership form must provide their full names and addresses. DBA/Co-Partnership/Dissolution forms may be submitted in person or by mail.

Filing a DBA/Co-Partnership

DBA In Person

If you decide to file a DBA in person, all persons listed as owners must be present at the time of filing and must present valid government-issued picture identification
Co-Partnership In Person

If you decide to file a Co-Partnership in person, at least one person listed as an owner must be present to sign and certify the validity of the signatures of all co-partners. Valid government-issued identification must be presented.
Filing by Mail

If you decide to file a DBA or Co-Partnership by mail, all signatures must be properly notarized.

Fees

DBA

New Filing: $16.00
Timely Renewal : $14.00
Change of Address: $10.00
Dissolution Cert.: $10.00

Two certified copies will be provided at time of filing.
Co-Partnership

New Filing: $10.00
Timely Renewal: $20.00
Change of Address: $10.00
Dissolution Cert.: $10.00

Three certified copies will be provided at time of filing.
Other Fees:

Additional Certified Copies—$1.00 at time of filing
Additional Certified Copies— $2.00 not at time of filing
Irrevocable Consent—$2.00
Service Fee Schedule (as of June 30, 2017, for Credit)

Range                                Service Fee
$50.01—$75.00                 $2.00
$75.01—$100.00               $3.75
$100.01—$150.00             $5.75
$150.01—$200.00             $7.25
For each additional increment of $50 (or portion thereof), add $2.00

LLCs, Corporations, and other State-Level Business Organization
Please Note: a DBA or Co-Partnership is not an LLC or corporation
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