File an Assumed Name (D.B.A.) with the County Clerk in the county(s) in which the business is to be located and/or will conduct business
Corporations and corporate documents are filed with the Secretary of State in Austin. You can contact the Secretary of State at (512) 463-5578 or visit their web site at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/
. Upon filing in Austin, the D.B.A. is then filed with the County Clerk's Office.
For the Regulatory Assistance Program concerning licenses or permits, contact the Economic Development and Tourism-Small Business Division in Austin: (512) 936-0101.
To obtain a State Sales Tax ID#, contact the State Comptroller at (713) 426-8200, (713) 777-1881 or (281) 820-6055, or visit their web site at http://www.window.state.tx.us/
To obtain a Business Tax Kit and other publications, call I.R.S. at (800) 829-3676
A Federal Tax ID# is available through the I.R.S. Business & Specialty Tax Line at (800) 829-4933
Workers Compensation Information contact Texas Worker's Compensation & Texas Department of Insurance at (800) 372-7713. For Unemployment benefits, contact the Texas Workforce Commission at (512) 463-2222 or visit their web site at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/
For Patents and Copyrights contact:
Commissioner for Patents
P.O. Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450
U.S. Copyright Office
101 Independence Avenue S. E.
Washington D.C. 20559-6000
If business is located in home, review the deed restrictions and contact the homeowners association.
If the business is located in a city or its jurisdiction, contact the city for possible permit requirements
Contact the County Health Department for a business involved in food preparation at:
(409) 938-2300 or (409) 938-2411
The Galveston County Small Business Development Center can also provide you with high quality one-on-one management consulting, training and information for starting your business. Contact them at (409) 938-1414 or visit their web site at http://www.gcsbdc.com/
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Filing Fees for Assumed Names
|Assumed Name Certificate with one owner or withdrawal on an Assumed Name with one owner out of office (must be notarized)
|Each additional owner listed
|Certificate of Assumed Name