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Procedures to Obtain Assumed Name

In Person:

  1. Download the Assumed Name Certificate Application or obtain an application from the County Clerk.
  2. Complete the application
  3. Sign in front of a clerk (notary not necessary if signed in front of clerk).
  4. Pay appropriate fee (see applicable fee section below).  Payment types accepted are: Cash, Check, Money Order or Major Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card, American Express).

The completed application will be processed and returned to you immediately.

By Mail:

  1. Download the Assumed Name Certificate Application.
  2. Complete application
  3. Sign in front of a notary
  4. Mail (with appropriate fee) to:

Laura Hughes
Kaufman County Clerk
100 West Mulberry
Kaufman, Texas 75142.


  • The recording fee is $25 per application (which includes one owner name), with an additional fee of $.50 added for each additional owner.
  • Free of charge for Veterans (must show on Driver’s License).
  • A check or money order, payable to the Laura Hughes, County Clerk , must accompany the written request.

Once processed, the document will be returned to you by mail, within 7-10 business days .