Business Registration (DBA)

We are open to the public as follows:


Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for marriage licenses and CPL licenses, and from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for all other services.  For CPL renewals, please follow the instructions on how to renew your CPL license under our Concealed Pistol License tab. No appointments are necessary.


1.  Due to limited space inside the offices, it will be necessary for you to have all of your requests/applications completed before you are allowed inside the office, including having your identification documents and payment ready. 

2.  Please keep in mind that the offices close at 4:30 p.m. and some services can take up to 20 minutes to perform. Please allow for this when coming in to our office.


The Muskegon County Business Registration forms are available below in PDF format. 

WAYS TO REQUEST DBA:

Submitting documents in person:

Before you go into the Clerk’s Office, you will be required to have the following items out and ready:

1.  The completed Certificate of Assumed Name or Co-Partnership (NOT LLC), see below for printable forms.  Do not sign the form until told to do so by the Clerk.

2.  Photo ID

3.  Payment of $10.00.  We accept cash, check/money order, or charge.  Make checks/money orders payable to Muskegon County Clerk and put your ID and telephone number on it.

To pay by credit or debit card go to: www.govpaynow.com using Pay Location Code (PLC) 5117. Please note an additional service charge is applied to credit or debit card payments through the third party processor GovPayNet.

Submitting documents by mail:

Send the following information to our office at the address below:

1. Completed Certificate of Assumed Name or Co-Partnership (NOT LLC), see below for printable forms.  Do not sign the form until you are in front of a notary.

2.  A copy of your Photo ID.

3.  Payment of $10.00.  We accept check/money order, or charge.  Make checks/money orders payable to Muskegon County Clerk and put your ID and telephone number on it.

To pay by credit or debit card go to: www.govpaynow.com using Pay Location Code (PLC) 5117. Please note an additional service charge is applied to credit or debit card payments through the third party processor GovPayNet.

Send all three items to: Muskegon County Clerk's Office, 990 Terrace, 1st Floor, Muskegon, MI 49442.