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 In the state of Texas you are required to file a DBA also known as an assumed name in every county in which you are doing business. If the business is incorporated you can file with the county in which doing business but it is not necessary; you are suppose to file with the secretary of state. Most banks require you to file a DBA to open a business account.

 
A DBA is good for 10 years from the date of filing or the dates that are specified in the appropriate space. The clerk has no duty to notify the parties of the expiration date.

 

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Office of the Governor - Economic Development and Tourism
 
Abandonment

It is not necessary to abandon a business if business is closing. It will terminate by law in 10 years from date of filing. If there are more than one owner on the DBA all owners need to sign.

 

Withdrawal of DBA
A withdrawal is filed if one or more of the parties doesn't want to be a part of the business any longer. 

 

 

FEES FOR FILING
Incorporated Forms  
     with a copy $25.00
     without a copy $23.00
Assumed Name Records Certificate Of Ownership Incorporated Form
 
Unincorporated Forms  
     with a copy $25.00
     without a copy $23.00
     each additional owner $.50
Assumed Name Records Certificate Of Ownership Unincorporated Form
  
Copies of DBAs on Record  
     each page $1.00
     Certification $5.00
  
Abandonment  
     with a copy $25.00
     without a copy $23.00
    
Withdrawal of DBA  
     with a copy $25.00
     without a copy $23.00