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Doing Business as Assumed (DBA)

A Doing Business as Assumed (DBA) license is required for all sole proprietorships or co-partnerships doing business in Dickinson County. All DBAs are filed with the County Clerk and are valid for 5 years. All corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships are filed with the State of Michigan. A DBA on file safeguards your business name from being used by other sole proprietorships or co-partnerships in the county where you’ve registered. A DBA should be filed in each county where you will be conducting business and may be required for banking or insurance purposes.You must be at least 18 years of age to file or be a partner on a DBA.

What is needed for application?

  • Name of business
  • Address of business
  • Mailing address of business, if different
  • Name of business owner(s)
  • Address(es) of owner(s)
  • Specify whether business is or is not a partnership
  • Length of partnership agreement (if applicable)
  • Signature(s) of person(s) listed as owner(s). Form must be signed in front of a notary or County Clerk, and ID must be shown.
Additional information on DBAs and sole proprietorships is available from Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Corporations Division here.
Forms to file your DBA are available here (download the form in a pdf format) or at the County Clerk’s office.

How much does this record cost?

Fee:
     $10--includes two certified copies for the owner(s).

Method of payments accepted:
  • Cash
  • Local Dickinson County check (no Out of County checks)
  • Checks/Money orders
    Please make checks and money orders payable to: “Dickinson County Clerk”
  • MasterCard/Visa  
    Credit card payments must include:  Full Name on Card, Card Number & Expiration Date (MM/YY), 3-Digit V-Code & Billing Address.

Locations to bring/send/fax the request?

Requests can be made in person at:
County Clerk’s Office
705 S. Stephenson Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Requests by mail can be sent to:
County Clerk’s Office
P.O. Box 609
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Requests can be faxed to:
(906) 774-4660
 
How long does it take to receive the certificate?

Requests made in person are processed while you wait and the birth certificate is issued immediately. Requests through the mail are processed the same day they are received and the birth certificate is sent out immediately. All other requests are processed once payment has been received.