Trade Name or Fictitious Name Registration Update in Ohio

Are you a business owner looking for Ohio LLC Trade Name or Fictitious Name Registration Update? With the ever-changing nature of business, sometimes it’s important to Trade Name or Fictitious Name Registration Update your LLC to ensure the most accurate records are kept.

There are various ways to do this based on your state. This guide will walk you through the steps to correctly do this for yourself in Ohio:

Fill out FORM 534A

This form is available here for download. Once downloaded, fill it out like so: To register your DBA, follow the instructions below:

  1. Name of submitter
  2. Return address
  3. Email and phone number of the submitter
  4. Select an expedited option, if needed
  5. Fictitious Name
  6. Enter the DBA name to be registered
  7. Name of registrant
  8. Registrant entity's number (if the DBA would be under a business)
  9. Business purpose of registrant
  10. Business address
  11. Name and address of manager
  12. Digital/Wet signature of an authorized person
  13. Printed or typed name of the authorized person

There's multiple ways to submit this form - online, by mail, via fax, in-person.

Submit it online

To register your DBA online, follow the instructions below:

  1. Login at
  2. Select "FILE A NEW BUSINESS OR REGISTER A NAME" under business filings
  3. Select "FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION" and pick an expedited option
  4. Enter the DBA name to be registered
  5. Name of registrant
  6. If the registrant is a business, select yes and enter the entity's number
  7. If it's a general partnership, click yes
  8. Business purpose of registrant
  9. Business address
  10. Add attachment, if needed
  11. Use the first manager as the authorized agent. Save and Continue.
  12. Review the document pdf and PRINT NAME in Print Name box underneath the signature.
  13. Verify for Checkout, click Select Filings and, checkout.

Submit it by mail

To register your DBA by mail, follow the instructions below:

  1. Print and complete the form
  2. Include a $39 check payable to "Secretary of State"
  3. Mail the document and check to P.O. Box 788 Columbus, OH 43216

If expedited, mail to P.O. Box 1390 Columbus, OH 43216

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