The Saratoga County Clerk’s Office receives filings for Certificate of Conducting Business Under Assumed Name, also referred to as a DBA or Doing Business As. These forms may be filled out and filed by those who are, or plan to, conduct commercial activity in Saratoga County. Prior to filing this form, it is recommended that you consider searching our public records to ensure that the name you have chosen is not currently in use. Please note that filing a DBA alone does not guarantee sole use of a business name.
In addition to the standard DBA form, there are two additional forms that may be filled out and filed with the Saratoga County Clerk’s Office at a future date, if applicable. An Amended Business Certificate is to be filed if at any point changes to important details on the original form occur (e.g. add/remove business partners, change business name or address). A Certificate of Discontinuance is important to file should the business ever cease to exist. Please note that reference to the original DBA form is required for each of these instances.
Some banks require a certified copy of your DBA to open an account in the name of your business. In order for your certified copy to remain a true and legal copy of the original, it must include a raised seal and have the original certification page stapled to the document. Do not separate these pages. It may be helpful to purchase two certified copies at the time of filing, one for your records and one for the bank.