File online at the
West Virginia One Stop Business Portal for the fastest, most convenient filing method. Complete the two-step process below to register a trade name (DBA).
Check Name Availability
Corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, voluntary association or business trust To conduct a name search for these entity types, search the Secretary of State’s
Business Organizations Search database. Then call the Secretary of State Business Division at (304) 558-8000 for an informal name availability check.
Note: For the name to be available, a trade name must: (1) be "distinguishable" from any other active registered name in the Secretary of State's organizations database, and (2) exhibit no “likelihood of confusion” between the proposed name and previously registered name.
File the registration.
The fastest, most convenient way to register a trade name (DBA) is to file online at the
West Virginia One Stop Business Portal.
*An additional $1.00 online processing fee will apply to all online filings.
An Expedite Service fee will apply if requesting expedite service.
We also provide paper forms to file the trade name registration. Select the form below based on your entity type.
For further assistance filing a trade name registration, contact the Business Division.
If we may be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us: 304.558.8000 toll free 866.767.8683 email: Business@wvsos.gov