We request that you complete your application online for a
fictitious business name statement prior to visiting our offices.
Click on link to submit your request:
If you have any questions, you can reach us at (714) 834-2500.
We are here to answer your questions from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Fictitious Business Name
To make available to the public the identities of those persons or entities doing business under fictitious business names . A 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.
Search FBN Name
Note: It is the registrant’s responsibility to search the name before filing.
Filing in Person?
Please visit one of our locations:
Only the person requesting service will be allowed to enter the office.
(Monday – Friday)
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
In-person payment can be made by check, money order or one of the following debit/credit cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.
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:
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.
Filing fee for one business name and one registrant
Each additional business name
Each additional registrant after the first two
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.
Need to Refile? Please click here
Need to Abandon? Please click here
Need to Withdraw? Please click here
Need a Change? Please click here