Assumed Business Names

1. Who Must File:

Anyone doing business in Champaign County who is not a Corporation and is not using his/her full name in the name of the business.

2. Fee:

$5.00 Clerk Filing Fee

Accepted payments:

  • In Person:
    • Cash
    • Check (# must be greater than 500)
    • Credit/Debit Card ($1.75 service charge)
    • Money Order
    • Cashier Check
    • Certified Check
  • By Mail:
    • Money Order
    • Cashier Check
    • Certified Check
    • Make checks or money orders payable to: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CLERK
  • Online:

3. Filing Period:

You must complete this transaction in its entirety within fifty-five (55) days from the date originally filed in the County Clerk's Office.

You are responsible for the fees charged by the newspaper for the legal ad.

4. Where To File:

If you will have a sole proprietor or general partnership business then you should file at:

  • Champaign County Clerk's Office
  • 1776 East Washington Street
  • Urbana, Illinois 61802

If you will have an incorporated, corporated or limited business then you should file at:

The Secretary of State Office in Springfield

5. Phone Numbers For Filing Locations:

  • County Clerk's Office: (217) 384-3720
  • Secretary of State: (217) 782-6212