Registration of Assumed Business Name (DBA)
- Sole Proprietorships and General Partnerships must be registered with the County Clerk’s office, if the name of the business is any name other than that of the owner.
- Professional Service Corporations must be registered with the County Clerk’s office, if the corporation is doing business under a name different than its legal name. For example, if “Smith and Jones, P.C.” does business as “Smith and Jones Engineers,” that name must be registered.
- Corporations and Limited Partnerships file with the Illinois Secretary of State, Department of Business Services, 328 Howlett Bldg, Springfield, IL 62756; Corporations – (217)782-7880; Limited Partnerships – (217)785-8960.
- Bureau County does not issue general permits or licenses to operate a business. Contact the city or village in which the business is located for local licensing requirements.