Downtown Fort Wayne

Starting A Business in Allen County?

Start your research at the Indiana Secretary of State


Register your name with Allen County only if you are a sole proprietor or a general partnership.

Certificate of Assumed Business Name Form

Instructions to register your name: 

The recording process can be completed while you wait, or you may mail the completed notarized form along with the $25.00 fee to Allen County Recorder’s Office 1 East Main Street Room 100 Fort Wayne IN 46802. Please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of the document if you chose to mail in the form.

A street address must be provided for the business location in Allen County.  Post office box addresses are not acceptable.


Resources provided by the City of Ft Wayne

City of Fort Wayne's Online Resources for Business