Assumed Names

Stacey Kemp, County Clerk
Elected Official
Stacey Kemp
County Clerk

Collin County - McKinney
Collin County Administration Building
2300 Bloomdale Rd., Suite 2106
McKinney, Texas 75071
972-548-4185 (McKinney)
972-424-1460 ext. 4185 (Metro)

Collin County - Plano
900 E. Park, Suite 140-C
                          Plano, Texas 75074
                          972-881-3025 (Plano)
                          972-424-1460 ext. 3025 (Metro)

                         McKinney: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
                         Plano: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (closed 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

                          Directions to the County Clerk's Office

Effective Friday, May 1, 2020 the County Clerk's office will resume services to walk-in customers.

Assumed names are also being processed at the Plano location.

For the health and safety of the public and our staff, the number of customers permitted in the office at one time will be limited.

We encourage our customers to mail in requests for services such as birth certificates, death certificates, certified copies and assumed names.  These requests are typically processed and returned to the customer within 1 to 2 business days.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this extraordinary time.

Stacey Kemp

Collin County Clerk

General Information

What's New!

Effective Sept. 1, 2019, a corporation, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company or foreign filing entity shall file the certificate in the office of the Secretary of State and is no longer required to file in the offices of each County Clerk where the business in to be conducted (HB 3609 - 86th Legislation). However, the County Clerk will continue to accept such filings on a voluntary basis.

Texas Business and Commerce Code Title 5 Chapter 71.051 requires persons conducting business or providing professional services to file an Unincorporated Assumed Name Certificate in the County in which the person(s) will be conducting their business.  Please use the following guidelines when applying for an Assumed Name in Collin County: 

  • Unincorporated Assumed Names may be filed in the County Clerk’s main office located in the Jack Hatchell Administration Building, 2300 Bloomdale Road, Suite 2106 in McKinney or at our Plano location, 900 East Park Blvd., Suite 140-C, Plano, Texas 75074.
  • If you have partners in an unincorporated business, each person must be present to sign the Assumed Name document at the time of filing.
  • Your Assumed Name must be filed with the County Clerk unless you are required to file with the Secretary of State. For more information on state requirements please visit the Secretary of State’s Name Filing FAQs.
  • If filing by mail, your application must be notarized.   
  • Assumed Name Certificates are valid for 10 years from date of issue. 
  • You may file more than one Assumed Name.
  • Assumed Name Certificates may have more than one registrant.
  • There is no age requirement for filing an Assumed Name.

Filing fees will vary according to the type of Assumed Name Certificate you are filing.

For information on correct filing fees, please call our McKinney office at 972-548-4185.

If you mail your application and pay by check, you must include a legible copy of your valid government issued photo ID with your notarized application.

All checks are to be made payable to: Collin County Clerk.

For more information or if you have any questions you may contact us at or by calling 972-548-4185.

Important Note:  Many businesses are required to obtain a sales and tax permit to sell their product. To find out if this requirement applies to your business, please call the State Comptroller at 1-800-252-5555.

Links & Resources

Assumed Name Search
Moving Your Business Out of Collin County
Frequently Asked Questions
Resources & Links
Fee Schedule​​​​