County Clerk

Assumed Names


Effective 9-1-2019
H.B. No. 3609 states that Incorporated Assumed Names will no longer be recorded locally in the County Clerk’s Office; they are to be filled in the office of the Secretary of State only.

Sec. 71.103.  PLACE OF FILING.  (a)  A corporation, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, or foreign filing entity required to file a certificate under Section 71.101 shall file the certificate in the office of the secretary of state.
(b)  Repealed by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 900 (H.B. 3609), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2019.
(c)  Repealed by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 900 (H.B. 3609), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2019.

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. 

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Please arrive before 3:30 p.m., business transactions will not be accepted after 4:30 p.m.

Filing your Assumed Name
(form provided below): The fee to file your Assumed Name with Bell County is $11.00 plus $4.00 for additional pages to file and $2.00 per certified copy.  You may file your Assumed Name at any of the following locations:


Main Office:

Bell County Clerk's Office       
Justice Courts Complex
1201 Huey Road
Belton, Texas 76513
(254)933-5165

 

Killeen Satellite Office:

Killeen Annex 
301 Priest Drive
Killeen, Texas 76513                
(254)634-0768

Temple Satellite Office:

Temple Annex
205 East Central Ave.
Temple, Texas 76501


Filing your Assumed Name by mail: You may print, complete and have notarized the form provided below. Once your form is properly completed and notarized, mail the form and payment to the below address. The fee to file your Assumed Name with Bell County is $11.00 plus $4.00 for additional pages to file and $2.00 per certified copy.

Please mail form(s) to:

Bell County Clerk
Attn: Vital Records
P. O. Box 480
Belton, Texas  76513



Methods of payment:
Payable to the Bell County Clerk

1.  Cash - in person only
2.  Cashier's Check/Money Order
3.  Check - in Texas only
4.  Credit/Debit Card - includes a convenience fee. Click here for Convenience Fee Chart 
       - Photo ID must be included for the card holder

****Out-of-state checks are not accepted. ****

Assumed Name Certificate of Ownership for Unincorporated Business Form
Effective 09-01-2019 - H.B. No. 3609 states that Incorporated Assumed Names will no longer be recorded locally in the County Clerk’s Office; they are to be filled in the office of the Secretary of State only.

Assumed Name Records Abandonment Form - Fee to file an Abandonment of Assumed Name is $11.00 plus $4.00 for additional pages to file and $2.00 per certified copy of the Abandonment.