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.

Certificate of Conducting Business Under Assumed Name $25.00
Amended Business Certificate $25.00
Certificate of Discontinuance of Business No Fee
Certified Copy $5.00
Business Certificate Forms $1.00
(Also available on the Saratoga County Clerk’s Office website– no fee)

Accepted form of payment includes cash, check or money order. We do not accept credit or debit cards at this time. Fees are current as of 7/7/2021 and may be subject to change.

Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
28 Clinton Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 584-3255

Saratoga County Veteran’s Business Council
28 Clinton Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 584-3255

Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
58 Clifton Country Road, Suite 102
Clifton Park, NY 12065
(518) 371-7748

Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (S.E.D.C.)
28 Clinton St #6
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 587-0945

New York Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231
(518) 473-2492

NYS Department of Tax and Finance
(General Information)
(518) 485-2889

Internal Revenue Service
Online tax information and services for small business and self-employed taxpayers
1 (800) 829-4933 (Business & Specialty Tax Line)

Small Business Development Center
10 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12246
(518) 944-2840 or 1 (800) 732-SBDC

When filing for an LLC, the NYS Department of State requires the LLC to be published in at least one daily, and one weekly newspaper designated by the County Clerk’s Office.

Daily Newspapers:

  • Saratogian
  • Times Union
  • Daily Gazette
  • Post Star

Weekly Newspapers:

  • Saratoga Today
  • The Express