Business name searches and registrations for Assumed Names and Co-Partnerships are available through the Livingston County Clerk's Office.
- An Assumed Name consists of one or more parties. It is more binding since all parties listed must sign the documents in front of a notary public and no changes can be made without the signatures of all parties involved.
- A Co-Partnership consists of two or more parties and may be dissolved or changed by the signature of any party.
The Livingston County Clerk's Office is required to ensure that the business name you are seeking is not being used as an Assumed Name or Co-Partnership within Livingston County. You may apply in person at the County Clerk's office or by mail.
Each business name is valid for 5 years, subject to renewal.
We are prohibited by law from accepting a name for filing that is the same as or similar to another name already on file. Keep in mind that spelling variations may exist.
The law requires that corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships be filed with the State of Michigan.
Find out if your business name has not been filed as a Corporation with the state before filing with our office.
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