Filing a Trade Name

Currently, a name can be registered through mail or at the Town Clerk’s Office with a visit in person. Registration through either method requires you to print, fill out, sign the required form, and send the document in with your check or deliver them in person. All registrants must sign the certificate. The original signed form (with acknowledgement), must be filed with the Town Clerk. Copies will not be accepted.

NOTE: You must obtain State and Federal Tax Identification Numbers to register a trade name. Contact the Internal Revenue Service for a federal ID Number and to get necessary Forms. There will be an $8.00 fee paid to the City of Stamford for the registration.

Trade name registration does not apply to:

  • Partnerships, if the partnership name includes the true surname of at least one of the persons composing said partnership
  • Limited partnerships which have registered with the Connecticut Secretary of State
  • Limited liability companies which have registered with the Connecticut Secretary of State

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