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401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | 973-881-4000
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Business Trade Name

Walter J. Davison
Acting County Clerk
Passaic County
Administration Building
401 Grand St.
Paterson, NJ 07505
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Elections Division
973-881-4127 
 
Wanaque Satellite Office
1237 Ringwood Ave.
Wanaque, NJ 07465
Phone: 973-513-9900
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM 

Business Trade Name

All new businesses must be registered in the County where they are conducting business.  Most banks require a certified copy of a Form Name Registration to open a business bank account.  We recommend that you call our office at (973)225-3690 before filing to make sure that no one else has filed with the same name you are requesting.  Please arrive at the office no later than 3:45 p.m. so that our staff can assist you with any transaction

What you must do

  • Forms are available at the County Clerk's main office located at 401 Grand Street, Room 130, Paterson, New Jersey 07505 and at our satellite office located at 1237 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell (Wanaque), New Jersey 07420; OR
  • You may also download a Trade Name Request Form
  • Submit three (3) notarized original copies of the application via mail or in person to 401 Grand Street, Room 130 Paterson, New Jersey 07505 or to 1237 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell (Wanaque), New Jersey 07420.  Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope to receive your copy back in the mail for you to present to your bank. 

What it will cost

$53.00 payable US Postal money order or cash (we cannot accept Business or Personal checks).

Business Trade Name Dissolution

All businesses ceasing operation in Passaic County must dissolve their Trade Name Certificate with the County Clerk's Office. It helps to speed the process if you include the approximate date of registration. 


What you must do

  • Forms are available at the County Clerk's main office located at 401 Grand Street, Room 130, Paterson, New Jersey 07505 and at our satellite office located at 1237 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell (Wanaque), New Jersey 07420; OR 
  • You may also download a Trade Name Dissolution Form
  • Submit three (3) notarized original copies of the application via mail or in person to 401 Grand Street, Room 130 Paterson, New Jersey 07505 or to 1237 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell (Wanaque), New Jersey 07420.  Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope to receive your copy back in the mail for you to close your Business Bank Account.

What it will cost

$28.00 payable by US Postal money order or cash (we cannot accept Business or Personal checks).