Application for a Sole Proprietorship ("Doing Business As" or DBA) in Cattaraugus County, New York
The Business Certificate is filed with the Cattaraugus County Clerk's Office located at the County Center 303 Court St. Little Valley, NY
- The filing fee is $25.00. The Clerk's office will keep the original certificate on file. If you need a certified copy for any business or banking purposes, the fee is $5.00. A plain photocopy is $1.00.
- The certificate must be completely filled out. If you are buying or taking over an existing business, please put the name of that business and owner in the area for “successor in interest to”. If you are starting a brand new business, put “no one” in this area.
- The business certificate must be notarized by a notary public. The Clerk's office has several notaries who can notarize the certificate for you.
Download and print the attached form which contains the instructions and DBA form that you may bring to the Clerk's Office. You can also mail the completed and notarized form along with a check or money order made out to Cattaraugus County. You must also include a self-addressed stamped envelope with the form in order to receive your copy of the certificate. Any questions can be directed to the Clerk's Office at 716-938-2297.