If you apply as a sole proprietorship, only your personal name is associated with the account and not your business name. If you would like your business name to be associated with the account, we require a DBA certificate filed with the city, county, or state. A DBA will also be needed if you wish to make check deposits into the account under your business name.
DBA requirements vary by state, county, city, and business structure. But in general, registering a DBA comes with paperwork and filing fees anywhere from $10 to $100. You’ll either go to your county clerk’s office to file your paperwork, or you’ll do so with your state government.