Your Business Name

Register a Partnership or Trade Name

Investigate NamesA trade name is the designation under which a person transacts business, other than one’s legal name (personal name) or a registered corporate name, general or limited partnership name, limited liability company name or limited liability partnership name. A trade name is also known as a fictitious name or DBA (doing business as).

You must register partnerships and trade names with the clerk of the Circuit Court. A small fee is required. For information contact:

Clerk of the Circuit Court
3rd Floor of the City Courthouse
(540) 332-3874

Register a Corporation

All corporations conducting business in Virginia must be registered with the State Corporation Commission.

State Corporation Commission
PO BOX 1197
Richmond, Virginia 23209
(804) 371-9577