Steps for Registering a Trade Name
Businesses with an address in the city of Providence can file a certificate of Assumed Business Name, to register a trade name (aka business name) with the City Clerk.
The fees for filing a certificate of Assumed Business Name are as follows:
- Registration – $10.00
- Notarization – $5.00 (you may have your completed form notarized by any Notary Public before submitting to avoid this fee)
- Certified Copy of Certificate – $1.00
Please click here to download the most recent version of the Trade Name Application form:
The completed form should be notarized and returned to the City Clerk’s office. If needed, business owners can receive notary services at the City Clerk’s office: Notary Fee – $5.00.
Business owners must present one of the following forms of valid identification when filing a trade name:
- Driver’s License
- State ID
- Military ID