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Q: Available DBA (doing business as) online public records ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Available DBA (doing business as) online public records
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: jarhine-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 15 Sep 2004 12:41 PDT
Expires: 15 Oct 2004 12:41 PDT
Question ID: 401664
I'm looking for an online database or service that is either free or
very cheap (under $10) that would allow me to search DBA (doing
business as) names in my county (Galveston County, TX) and/or state

Essentially I want to start my own business and want to see if certain
names are taken at both the county and state level.
Subject: Re: Available DBA (doing business as) online public records
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 15 Sep 2004 13:01 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for your question.

SOSDirect is an online service offered by the Texas Secretary of State
that allows for a wide variety of business-name searches for a
relatively modest fee (a search can cost as little as $1.00).

You can access SOSDirect at:

You can then click on the the "temporary login form" at near the
bottom of the page in order to access the will have to
register at the site and provide credit card information.

You can then conduct a "Business Entity" search for any name of
interest, or -- if you prefer -- you can search for [ DBA ], which
will return a list of many hundred "doing business as" names
throughout the state.

I believe this search service should fully meet your needs.  But
before rating this answer, please let me know if you have any
questions about the information I've provided here.  Just post a
Request for Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist you further.

Thanks...and good luck with your business venture.


search strategy:  Used bookmarked site for SOSDirect
jarhine-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
This was EXACTLY the information I needed.  Thank you so much for your assistance!

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