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How to establish a business trade name in Middlesex County


Requirements                                                                                                                                 Legal References 
Print or type full trade name.                                                                                                  (N.J.S.A. 56:1-1)
Describe the character or nature of business.                                                              (N.J.S.A. 56:1-1)
Print full names and residences of all persons who are members of such business.                                 
Post office box numbers are not accepted alone.                                                        (N.J.S.A. 56:1-1)
All parties must sign in front of notary or attorney.                                                  (N.J.S.A. 56:1-1)
Must be filed within County where business will be conducted.                       (N.J.S.A. 56:1-1)
Non-residents appoint County Clerk as attorney for service of process     (N.J.S.A. 56:1-1)
Should be presented with clear and legible print.                                                       (N.J.S.A. 56:1-1)
 
Fees -
Make check Payable to: Middlesex County Clerk
Mail to: Middlesex County  Clerk
P.O. Box 1110
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-1110
(Registering a New Business Trade Name Certificate)
$50.00 for mail in that is notarized. (4 copies with original signatures)
$56.00 if filed at County Clerk’s Office which includes the notarization.
Copy  is $2.00.
Certified Copy is $12.00.
 
(Dissolution of a Current Trade Name Certificate)
$25.00 for mail in that is notarized. ( 4 copies with original signatures)
$31.00 if filed at County Clerk’s Office which includes the notarization.
 
Comments
A search of Trade Name records must be made prior to filing.
Any incorporation or limited liabilities are now filed directly with the Department of Treasury in Trenton.
Any person conducting or transacting business contrary to N.J.S.A. 56:1-1 or 56:1-2 of this title, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
 
 

Office of the County Clerk
Middlesex County Administration Building

4th floor
75 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone (732) 745 - 3827
Fax (732) 745 – 3642
Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM ​

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