The law requires any individual doing business in Bell County to file an Assumed Name reflecting his/her business name and the ownership of the business pursuant to Business and Commerce Code 71.054. This record is valid for ten years; after that time, the individual must file a renewal. The individual should verify the County records to be sure that the business name desired is not already in use. (Search Active Assumed Names) If the business name is available, the individual may file his/her Assumed Name with the Killeen, Belton, or Temple offices of the County Clerk. Business transactions will not be accepted after 4:30 p.m.
The cost of this record is $5.00 and $2.00 for a certified copy of the document he/she will need to open a bank account for his/her business. Additional certified copies are $2.00 each.
Out-of-state checks are not accepted.
Please mail forms to:
Bell County Clerk
Attn: Vital Records
P. O. Box 480
Belton, Texas 76513