An Assumed Name / DBA (Doing Business as) should be filed with the County Clerk's Office in which business is to be conducted. An applicant may conduct business under multiple assumed names, but each name must be filed separately.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to search the assumed name records in the county in which business is to be conducted to ensure no other business has the same name. Tarrant County records can be searched online or in person.
The County Clerk staff does not provide legal advice or opinions. You may obtain more information about assumed names from the Texas Business and Commerce Code.
Note: An assumed name is not a business license. Contact City Hall in the city in which business is to be conducted to find out if a business license is required in that city.
For instructions and fees regarding filing Assumed Name Forms, please see the links below.
Assumed name applications may be filled out and saved online, but applicants must appear in person to sign application and pay the required fee. The process can be completed at the downtown location or at a Tarrant County sub-courthouse location.
DISPOSITIONS OF INTEREST
A Disposition of Interest is the removal of an assumed name that has been filed with the County Clerk's office.
A disposition of interest should be filed if the business is no longer in operation or the owner(s) of the business do not want to be associated with the business name that is on record. In addition, a disposition of interest should be filed if any changes need to be made to an assumed name that has already been recorded. If a disposition of interest is completed because information needs to be changed on an assumed name, a new assumed name form will have to be completed and filed with the changed or correct information.
For instructions and fees regarding filing a Disposition of Interest form, please see the link below.
Disposition of Interest Form
FILING BY MAIL
Mail completed assumed name and/or disposition of interest application with a check or money order payable to Mary Louise Garcia, County Clerk. The application(s) must be notarized and contain original signatures.
Mailing address: Tarrant County Clerk, Assumed Names
200 Taylor Street, Suite 301
Fort Worth, TX 76196
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM -- 5:00 PM
Tarrant County Office Locations