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Assumed Name & Sole Proprietorship Forms


The following Assumed Name and Sole Proprietorship forms are available in pdf:


 

Use this form to file an Assumed Name.

Assumed Name filings should be used when: 

  • A person conducting business under a business name which is not their true full name.
  • A corporation, limited partnership or limited liability company conducting business under a name other than the legal name.
  • The name of the general partnership does not include the true full name of each partner.
  • Upon the filing of a "Certificate of Assumed Name", there is no certificate issued. The approved form that you will receive back; is proof that your certificate of Assumed Name has been filed with our office.

 Certificate of Assumed Name Registration.pdf

 



If any of the information on the most recently filed Certificate of Assumed Name has changed or is incorrect, use the following form to change the filing. 

Amendment to Assumed Name.pdf



Use this form to cancel a certificate of Assumed Name that’s currently on record. Signatures of all current name holders or an Authorized Agent is required for submission.

Cancellation of Assumed Name.pdf



A consent form is required if there is a conflict between the business name you are filing and an existing business name. The existing business needs to consent to your use of the name. A consent form needs to be submitted along with the original filing or amendment you wish to record.


Consent to Use of Name.pdf



An annual renewal is required to maintain in good standing. Any Assumed Name certificate that expires as a result of failing to file the annual renewal, may be reinstated by filing the annual renewal and paying the applicable fee.

Assumed Name Annual Renewal.pdf


After filing with this office, you must publish Certificate of Assumed Name or Amendment to Certificate of Assumed Name with a qualified Legal Newspaper for two consecutive issues in the county where the principal place of business is located. After publication, the newspaper will return an affidavit of publication which should be retained by the business.

See Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 333 for Assumed Name filing information

Many of these services are available online. Go here to use our online system, or go here for instructions.

Either bring the form to our office or mail it to:

MN Secretary of State
60 Empire Drive
Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103

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