Trade Names

Trade Name Certificate:

Any person conducting business under any assumed name shall file a Trade Name Certificate in the town they are doing business in.

All people who are authorized to sign on behalf of the business must sign their name on the Trade Name Certificate.

The trade name filing requirement does not apply to:

  • Partnerships, if the partnership name contains the true last name of at least one of the persons comprising said partnership
  • Limited partnerships which have registered with the Secretary of State
  • Limited liability companies which have registered with the Secretary of State

The fee for filing a Trade Name Certificate in the Town Clerk’s Office is $5.00. 

If you require additional state licensing and registration information, contact Smart Start at the Connecticut Licensing Info Center or 1-800-392-2122.

You can download a blank application here.