File for a Fictitious Name to operate your business under a different name than its legal name. File with the Iowa Secretary of State (SOS). The filing fee is $5.

File and Pay Online with Fast Track Filing

Set up  a free account on Fast Track Filing. You’ll need the business name you wish to use in Iowa.

Fictitious Name Business Types

You can file for a Fictitious Name for any of these types of businesses - Domestic or Foreign: 

  • Cooperative Associations 
  • Limited Liability Companies 
  • Limited Partnerships 
  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Professional Limited Liability Companies
  • Profit Corporations

Only the appropriate person for your business type is authorized to submit the form. Ask your business’s legal advisor if you don’t know the type of business you operate or who the appropriate person is.

Related Agency - Secretary of State

Address: 321 E. 12th St 1st Floor, Des Moines, IA  50319

Phone: (515) 281-5204