How to File for a DBA in Queens, New York

by DionJonai Elzy; Updated September 26, 2017
Filing your DBA is easy in Queens, New York.

When a business is conducted under a name that is not that of the owner(s), Queens County requires business owners to register a fictitious name. The fictitious name, trade name or assumed name is known as a DBA, for "doing business as." This name is different than the personal name(s) of the business owner(s). In Queens, New York, DBAs must be registered in the county clerk’s office.

Step 1

Purchase a DBA legal form from a stationery store or online store that sells legal forms. Examples of retailers that sell legal forms are Staples, Office Max and Blumberglegalforms.com.

Step 2

Fill out the DBA form and have it notarized.

Step 3

Visit the Queen’s County Clerk’s Office and submit the form with the $100 filing fee.

Queens County Clerk’s Office 88-11 Sutphin Blvd. Room 106 Jamaica, NY 11435 718-298-0605

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Step 4

You can also mail the form with a $100 check or money order for the filing fee. The county clerk’s office keeps the original.

Queens County Clerk’s Office 88-11 Sutphin Blvd. Room 106 Jamaica, NY 11435 718-298-0605

About the Author

DionJonai Elzy started her professional writing career in 2007. Her areas of expertise are human resources, entrepreneurship, pop culture, and event management. She has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Monmouth University and a certificate in human resource management from the American Management Association.

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