About DBA Names in Nevada

According to the Nevada Revised Statute (NRS 602.010), anyone doing business in a county in Nevada under a name other than their own legal name must file that name with the County Clerk of that county. DBAs, called Fictitious Firm Names in Nevada, can be filed for any entity type—Corporations, LLCs, general partnerships, and sole proprietorships alike.

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How to File a DBA In Nevada

To file a Nevada DBA, you must file the Fictitious Firm Name application form. The name you choose to file must be distinguishable from the other registered names in that county—ClickAndInc.com can perform a DBA name search for you to help you avoid a rejection.

While each county has their own form, the information required on the forms are typically the following:

  • The Fictitious Firm Name—the name under which you would like to begin doing business.
  • The owner—the legal name of the person or business entity doing business under the Fictitious Firm Name.
  • Business address
  • Home address—this must usually be a physical street address, not just a PO Box.
  • Signature of owner(s)—this signature must be original, but that signature is not required to be notarized.

Many Fictitious Firm Names are good for a total of 5 years from the filing date, at which point a renewal must be filed to extend the period another 5 years. It is best to check with the specific requirements of the County Clerk’s office.

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