Quick Answer: Where Do I File A Fictitious Business Name??

To file a Fictitious Business Name Statement in person:

  • Search the “Index of Fictitious Business Names” located at the Recorder/County Clerk’s office or online to ensure the name you intend to file IS NOT already registered.
  • Complete the filing form provided.

How do I apply for a fictitious business name in California?

Filing a Fictitious Business Name. Prior to opening a business, a business name must be selected that is not already in use, and then registered. Fictitious business name statements must be filed with the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office.

Do I need to file a fictitious business name in California?

You must file a DBA in California under certain circumstances. The law states that a DBA California filing is required any time that sole proprietors, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations want to run operations and sign legal documents under a different name.

How much does it cost to file a fictitious business name in California?

Fictitious Business Name (FBN) Fees
Document or Service Fee
First-time Filing Fee for one business name and one registrant. $26
Renewal Filing Fee for one business name and one registrant. $26
Additional fee for filing for each additional business name and/or each additional registrant in excess of one. $5

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Does an LLC need a fictitious business name?

No. DBA filings are only required if you are operating a corporation or LLC under a name other than its legal name as filed with the state. In most states, DBAs (unlike corporations or LLCs) do not guarantee exclusive use of a name.

How do I renew my fictitious business name in California?

Fictitious Business Name (FBN) Change/Refiling/Renewal

  1. Complete the Fictitious Business Name application.
  2. Verify that your current Business Registration Certificate is consistent with the information on the fictitious business name statement.
  3. If filing in person*, submit the completed Fictitious Business Name (FBN) form.

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