County ClerkBonnie Scheele
400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684
FAX: (231) 922-4794
Assumed Business Names
Records Available: All current filings are online. The database is updated nightly.
Process to file an Assumed Name and Co-Partnership
A sole proprietor and a general partnership conducting or transacting business in this state under a name other than the real name of the person(s) must file a Certificate of Assumed Name or Certificate of Co-Partnership.
Assumed Name Certificates must be filed in the county where the business is located and may also be filed in each county where you are conducting or transacting business. If the business address is not in Grand Traverse County, a copy of the Assumed Name Certificate that has been filed in the county where the business address is located must be provided at the time of filing.
Co-Partnership Certificates must only be filed in the county where the business address is located.
We cannot accept assumed names that are similar to another name already on file.
The filing fee is $10.00 and is valid for a period of 5 years. Fees may be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card (see link on the left of the page for credit card payments).
The County Clerk's office will notify businesses by mail when it is time to renew the filing.
Assumed Name Certificate Co-Partnership Form
Process to dissolve an Assumed Name or Co-Partnership
If you discontinue doing business under your assumed name, you need to file a Dissoluton of Assumed Name form.
Dissoluton of Assumed Name
We cannot accept requests electronically. You must file an original, notarized form. The form can be partially completed from your computer, or you can print the form and provide the information. The filing fee is $10.00. Fees may be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card (see link on the left of the page for credit card payments).
Additional Contact Information
Profit and not-for-profit corporations contact the Bureau of Commercial Services, Corporation Division, at (517) 241-6470 or www.michigan.gov/lara
Business licenses contact the Bureau of Commercial Services, Corporation Division, at (517) 241-6470 or www.michigan.gov/lara
To obtain a state tax ID number contact the Department of Treasury at (231) 922-5230
To obtain a federal tax ID number contact the Internal Revenue Service at (800) 829-1040 (Service Center)
To get information on starting a business contact SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at (231) 947-5075