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. 

 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 picture 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 - Effective June 1, 2019

DBA
New DBA Filing - $16

Timely Renewal DBA - $14
Change of Address Certificate - $10
Dissolution Certificate - $10

Two certified copies will be provided at the time of filing.

Co-Partnership
New Co-Partnership Filing - $10
Timely Renewal Co-Partnership Filing - $20
Change of Address Certificate - $10
Dissolution Certificate - $10

Three certified copies will be provided at the time of filing.

Other Fees
Additional Certified Copies - $1 At time of filing / $2 Not at the time of filing 
Irrevocable Consent - $2

Forms 


DBA Certificate (form can be used to register a New Business or Renew a Business)


Co-Partnership Certificate (form can be used to register a New Co-Partnership or Renew a Co-Partnership)

Dissolution of Co-Partnership or Business Certificate


Change of Address

Irrevocable Consent

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Please note: a DBA or Co-Partnership is not an LLC or corporation. 


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