All small businesses must be registered in the County where they are conducting business. Most banks require a certified copy of the Trade or Business name to open a business bank account.
The Clerk's office can only register sole proprietors or partnerships. LLPs (Limited Liability Partnerships), LLCs (Limited Liability Corporations) and corporations must register with the State of New Jersey.
Fees & Requirements for Opening a Business
Filing fee of $50 (cash, money order or V/MC/D only) to register a Trade Name
Filing fee of $52 (cash, money order or V/MC/D only) to register and have it notarized by the Clerk's office
Must have a business name that is not presently being used by any other business