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Assumed Name Certificates
Regulations
Each person who regularly conducts business or renders professional services other than as a corporation, limited partnership, registered limited partnership, or limited liability company in a particular county must file an assumed name certificate with the County Clerk so that a record is available as to the business.

The County Clerk keeps an alphabetical index of all assumed names and an alphabetical index of all persons filing assumed name certificates. An assumed name certificate is effective for ten years from the date of its filing. At the end of the ten-year time period, the certificate becomes null and void unless a renewal certificate is filed with the clerk within six months prior to the expiration date.

Forms
There are two assumed name certificates. One is for an individual, and the other for a corporation. These must be signed before the County Clerk or a notary and may be requested at the County Clerk’s office:
201 W. Bridge St.
Granbury, TX 76048

Statements of Abandonment
A registrant who has filed an assumed name certificate and ceases to transact business or render professional services under the assumed name stated in the certificate may file a statement of abandonment with the County Clerk.

Tax IDs
Tax IDs are available from the Texas state comptroller. Contact the comptroller's closest field office at:
4040 Fossil Creek Blvd.
Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76137-2747
Ph: (817) 847-6201

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