A Certificate of Trade Name is required by law to be recorded in our office by anyone who wishes to start a sole proprietorship or partnership in Morris County. If you intend to conduct business under your own name, registration is not necessary.
Prospective business owners are responsible for verifying that the chosen trade name is not currently in use in the county or as a corporation or LLC in the State of New Jersey.
Register your new business trade name, amend an existing trade name certificate or cancel an existing business name:
County level business name searches may be conducted in our Records Vault or by using our online document search.
Searches of corporation and LLC names at the state level can be performed by visiting the New Jersey Business Records Service website. Please note that corporation and LLC names will not show up in a Morris County document search.
Please visit the New Jersey Business Portal for more information on all aspects of starting a new business including performing a statewide corporation and LLC name search and obtaining a tax ID number.
If you have additional questions, feel free to call our Records Vault at 973-285-6747 or send us an email.