Certificate of Assumed Name – DBA – for Yates County

Any person or persons intending to start a business in New York State must first file a certificate of assumed name, commonly referred to as a DBA certificate, with the County Clerk's Office where the business is located.

The County Clerk's Office will search the records to determine if requested name is already in use.

There are two types of forms, individual and partnership. These forms can be obtained at stationery stores, the Yates County Clerk's Office, or by clicking the links below. All individuals or partners must have their signature(s) acknowledged before a notary. The Yates County Clerk's Office can provide this service.

Business Certificate

Certificate of Partnership

Amended Business Certificate

File Certificate: $25.00
Form Fee: $1.00
First Copy: NO FEE
Certified Copy: $5.00
Discontinuance: NO FEE

A Certificate of Discontinuance must be filed with the County Clerk.   This form is available at the Yates County Clerk's Office or by clicking the link below.

Certificate of Discontinuance of Business

For assistance in Yates County with starting a new business, contact SCORE at

For New York State Sales Tax I.D. Number, call 1-800-462-8100

For Federal Tax information and to download forms by computer, visit at:  www.irs.gov


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