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Allegan County Clerk - Vital Records Office
113 Chestnut Street
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (269) 673-0450
Fax: (269) 686-5374

DBA (Doing Business As)

A DBA is a Business Registration Certificate – Person Conducting Business Under Assumed Name or Co-Partnership.  This document ties the name of an individual who is conducting business as a sole proprietorship or co-partnership to the name of that business. THIS FILING IS FOR ALLEGAN COUNTY ONLY. It is not shared with other counties or the State of Michigan.  For more information regarding Corporations, Limited Liability Corporations, etc., see the State of Michigan website.

FILING

To file a DBA by mail:

  • Complete the Business Registration Certificate – Person Conducting Business Under Assumed Name or Partnership form (below). NOTE:  Be sure to check the appropriate box indicating Assumed Name or Co-Partnership.
  • Sign the form in front of a notary public.
  • Mail signed, notarized form to our office with the filing fee along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope - ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - refer to Fee Schedule on this page.
  • Mail to:
    Allegan County Clerk - Vital Records
    113 Chestnut Street
    Allegan, MI  49010 
  • The form will be processed and filed upon receipt.  Two certified copies will be mailed to you via return mail.

To file a DBA in person:

  • Come into the office during regular business hours and complete the Business Registration Certificate – Person Conducting Business Under Assumed Name or Partnership form (below) or complete the form at our counter. NOTE:  Be sure to check the appropriate box indicating Assumed Name or Co-Partnership. 
  • Sign the form in front of one of our on-staff notary publics. 
    NOTE:  If there is more than one individual named on the form, all individuals must be present so that their signatures can be notarized.
  • Pay the filing fee – ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - refer to Fee Schedule on this page.
  • The form will be processed and filed.
  • You will leave with your two certified copies.
 

To find out if there is an existing DBA (in Allegan County only):

  • Call our office – 269-673-0450

 

COPIES

To obtain a certified copy of a DBA:

DBAs are public documents, and as such, anyone can request a certified copy.

To make a request via mail:  

  • Send a note requesting a certified copy(s).  Please include the name of the business and the owner, if known.
  • Include the appropriate fee – ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - refer to Fee Schedule on this page.
  • Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request.
  • Mail to:
Allegan County Clerk - Vital Records
113 Chestnut Street
Allegan, MI  49010 
  • All requests are processed the day they are received and go out return mail the next business day 

To pick up a certified copy in person: 

Requests accepted Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fees are payable by cash, check, money order, credit or debit card (a service charge is applied to all credit or debit transactions) – ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - refer to Fee Schedule on this page.
 

CHANGE BUSINESS LOCATION

To change the physical address of my DBA currently on file in Allegan County:

File a Change of Location form by mail:

  • Complete the Business Registration Certificate – Person Conducting Business Under Assumed Name or Partnership form (below). NOTE:  Be sure to check the appropriate box indicating Change of Location.
  • Sign the form in front of a notary public.
  • Mail signed, notarized form to our office with the filing fee - ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - refer to Fee Schedule on this page.
  • Mail to:
    Allegan County Clerk - Vital Records
    113 Chestnut Street
    Allegan, MI  49010 
  • Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
  • The form will be processed and filed upon receipt.  Two certified copies will be mailed to you via return mail.

To file a Change of Location form in person: 

  • Come into the office during regular business hours and complete the Business Registration Certificate – Person Conducting Business Under Assumed Name or Partnership form (below) or complete the form at our counter. NOTE:  Be sure to check the appropriate box indicating Change of Location.
  • Sign the form in front of one of our on-staff notary publics. 
    NOTE:  If there is more than one individual named on the form, all individuals must be present so that their signatures can be notarized.
  • Pay the filing fee – ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - refer to Fee Schedule on this page.
  • The form will be processed and filed.
  • You will leave with your two certified copies.

DISSOLUTION

To dissolve my existing DBA:

To file a Certificate of Dissolution by mail:

  • Complete the Business Registration Certificate – Person Conducting Business Under Assumed Name or Partnership form (below). NOTE:  Be sure to check the appropriate box indicating Dissolution. 
  • Sign the form in front of a notary public.
  • Mail signed, notarized form to our office with the filing fee – ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - refer to Fee Schedule on this page.
  • Mail to:
Allegan County Clerk - Vital Records
113 Chestnut Street
Allegan, MI  49010 
  • Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
  • The form will be processed and filed upon receipt. 
  • Two certified copies will be mailed to you via return mail.

To file a Dissolution form in person:

  • Come into the office during regular business hours and complete the Business Registration Certificate – Person Conducting Business Under Assumed Name or Partnership form (below) or complete the form at our counter. NOTE:  Be sure to check the appropriate box indicating Dissolution. 
  • Sign the form in front of one of our on-staff notary publics.  
    NOTE:  If there is more than one individual named on the form, all individuals must be present so that their signatures can be notarized.
  • Pay the filing fee – ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - Refer to Fee Schedule on this page.
  • The form will be processed and filed. You will leave with your two certified copies.

 

 

 Vital Records Forms

 
  
  
DBA FAQs.pdf
  
DBA FORM.pdf
  

 

 

 Fee Schedule

 
  
  
  
$2
  
$10