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Clerk - DBA (Doing Business As)

Michigan law requires that individuals who operate, or intend to operate a business under an assumed name, must be 18 years of age and must file a Certificate of Assumed Name (DBA), with the County Clerk in the county where the business located. 

A DBA is good for five (5) years.


Registration of a DBA

Dissolution of a DBA

Certified Copy of DBA Document

The County Clerk has the authority to reject any name that is similar to one already on file in Chippewa County.

Applicants can apply in person or by mail. 

Those applicants applying in person must have a valid State ID or driver’s license.  All individuals listed as owners must appear if applying in the office.

Those applicants applying by mail must complete the DBA form and sign the form in front of a Notary Public.  The form must be mailed to our office with a check or money order, payable to the County Clerk, in the amount of $10.00.

You can also pay electronically by clicking on the below link:




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