Filing a name registration does not give an entity the authority to transact business in Texas.
A valid name registration precludes another entity from filing under a legal or fictitious name that is not distinguishable in the records of the secretary of state.
How do I check if an LLC is available in Texas?
There are 3 options for searching your desired LLC name in Texas.
- Call the State. Call the State Business Information Line at 512-463-5555 and tell them: “Hello, I am forming an LLC and I’d like to check to see if my name is available.”
- Send an Email.
- Search the State’s Online Database.
How do I find out if a business name is available in Texas?
Visit the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website. Enter the name you would like to use in the “Entity Name” field. In this example, we will look up “Sew What” and click “Name Availability Check”. Searching the registered names, we get a list of all the businesses with the words “Superior Lawncare”.
How do I know if a business name is already taken?
Check Business Names Available in Your State
In most states, the website of the state business filing agency includes an online entity name check tool. You can use the online tool to search business names and find out whether another business is already using the name you have chosen.
How do I look up a DBA in Texas?
You can get Form 503 either at the Texas state website or through your local municipal clerk. Form 503 requires companies filing for a DBA to show proof of the current legal name and registration of the company, as well as other information such as its address.