Trade Name Certificates

State law requires that any person doing business in Connecticut under any name other than their own, must either register a trade name in the town where their business is conducted or register with the Secretary of State's office as a corporation or limited liability company. The filing fee for a trade name is $10.

View the Certificate of Adoption of Trade Name form (PDF).

View the Cancellation Certificate of Trade Name form (PDF).

For more information about starting a business in Connecticut, please visit the website of the Connecticut Licensing Information Center or call them at 800-392-2122.