What is a business certificate?
Commonly referred to by the name DBA ("doing business as") , a business certificate creates a public record of the name and address of the owner(s) of a business. Consumers are entitled to this information.

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1. What is a business certificate?
2. Who must file a business certificate?
3. Are there any special requirements for a home-based business?
4. How do I file or renew a business certificate?
5. What do I do if I discontinue or withdraw from the business, or move to another location?
6. What is the penalty for failing to file a business certificate?
7. Are business certificates public documents?
8. Does the filing of a business certificate protect me from others using the same name?