Fictitious Business Name

Fictitious Business Name

Purpose

To make available to the public the identities of those persons or entities doing business under fictitious business namesA business name that DOES NOT include the surname of an individual owner.     

Who Should File?

Persons or entities doing business for profit under a fictitious name (does not include surname).

Where to File?

The statement must be filed in the county of the principal place of business. After filing in the county of principal, the statement may be filed in other counties.

 

Forms

Search FBN Name

Note: It is the registrant’s responsibility to search the name before filing.

 

New Statement

Refile

Change

Abandonment

Withdrawal

 

Filing in Person? 

       Please visit one of our locations:

Location

Address

Hours

(Monday – Friday)

Central Office

601 N. Ross St.

Santa Ana, CA 92701

8am – 4:30pm

North County Branch Office

222 S. Harbor Blvd, Ste. 110A

Anaheim, CA 92805

9am – 4:30pm

South County Branch Office

24031 El Toro Rd.

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

9am – 4:30pm

 

To complete your online FBN application before visiting our office, please click here

Payment Options

In-person payment can be made by cash, check, money order or one of the following debit/credit cards: American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.

 

Mail Requests

Please complete an online application.  All FBN applications sent by mail must contain an original wet signature and include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Please mail to:

OC Clerk-Recorder

PO BOX 238

Santa Ana, CA 92702

 

Payments by Mail

Payment by mail can be made by check or money order, payable to OC Clerk-Recorder.

 

Fees

Filing fee for one business name and one registrant

$23.00

Each additional business name

$7.00

Each additional registrant after the first two

$7.00

Abandonment

$23.00

Withdrawal

$23.00

Certified Copy

$2.30

Publication

The registrant must publish the statement once a week for 4 consecutive weeks in a legally adjudicated newspaper of general circulation in the county where the fictitious business name is filed.

The first publication of the statement must appear in the newspaper within 30 days from the filing date or it becomes obsolete and must be refiled as a new statement. 

Note: A refile does not require publication.

Please click here for a non-exclusive list of adjudicated newspapers.  There may be other adjudicated newspapers that do not appear on this list.

 

Refile

Need to Refile? Please click here

Abandonment

Need to Abandon?  Please click here

Withdrawal

Need to Withdraw?  Please click here

Change

Need a Change? Please click here