Courthouse Annex
234 W. Baraga Ave.
Marquette, MI  49855
PH: (906) 225-8330  FAX: (906) 228-1572         

Ishpeming Service Center
215 W. Hematite Dr.
Ishpeming, MI  49849
PH:  (906) 486-6510

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Office Hours: Closed Until Further Notice

DBA or "Co-partnership" forms are available in the County Clerk's office and protect the name of a business in Marquette County for a period of five years. After five years an expiration notice will be sent to reapply. The fee for the D/B/A application is $10. 

You must be 18 years or older, to file a DBA.  

Business Registration -  DBA Form
Business Registration Certificate Worksheet

Dissolution of DBA Co-partnership Form


A D/B/A protects the name of your business in Marquette County only, it is not a license of any sort.  If you have questions regarding starting a business and what steps you must take you can contact:

  • Brooke Quinn, Lake Superior community Partnership Business Development Representative
    bquinn@marquette.org or call (906) 226-6591

Michigan Small Business Development Center


You may also contact Black Ink Assets & The e-Loft at 906-273-1317, a business consultancy & private entrepreneurial support company specializing in start-up ventures and other Stage 1 companies/organizations. 

Email: info@blackinkassets.com