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Business Trade Names

All new businesses established in Essex County must file a Trade Name Certificate with the County Clerk's Office. We require that you check our records before filing, to make sure that no one else has filed with the same name you are requesting.

What you must do

  • You may download a trade name request form, or pick one up in the Clerk’s Office; AND
  • Submit four notarized original copies of the application via mail or in person to PO Box 690, Newark, NJ 07101-0690. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope to receive your two "true" copies back in the mail. One is for you to present to your bank to open a business account, the other is for your records.

What it will cost

  • $54.00, payable US Postal money order only.

Business Trade Name Dissolution

All businesses ceasing operation in Essex County must disslove their Trade Name Certificate with the County Clerk's Office. It helps speed the process if you include the approximate date of registration.

What you must do

  • You may download a trade name dissolution form, or pick one up in the Clerk’s Office; AND
  • Submit three notarized original copies of the application via mail or in person to PO Box 690, Newark, NJ 07101-0690. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope to receive your one "true" copy back in the mail for your records.

What it will cost

  • $27.00, payable by US Postal money order only.