Fictitious Business Name



A Fictitious Business Name Statement, Abandonment, and Withdrawal of Partnership may be completed online, but the form must be printed out, signed, and submitted to our office with a check or money order payable to “Clerk-Recorder” for the fees.

Filings can be submitted by mail, or dropped off in our inbox in front of our building at 555 Escobar Street, Martinez, CA 94553. A confirmation number will appear on the upper right portion of the printed filing, and this will be used to complete your online submission once we’ve received the signed form and payment.

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Fictitious Business Name Filing

A Fictitious Business Name Statement, Abandonment, and Withdrawal of Partnership may be completed online, but the form must be printed out, signed, and submitted to our office with a check or money order payable to “Clerk-Recorder” for the fees.

Filings can be submitted by mail, or dropped off in our inbox in front of our building at 555 Escobar Street, Martinez, CA 94553. A confirmation number will appear on the upper right portion of the printed filing, and this will be used to complete your online submission once we’ve received the signed form and payment.

When requested by mail, the turnaround time is approximately two weeks.

We accept pre-printed checks and money orders for Fictitious Business Name services provided by mail.

If you are a limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company, you must also submit a copy of your filed articles from the California Secretary of State.

Fictitious Business Name Forms
Fictitious Business Name Forms may be found in the Forms link on the right hand side of the page.
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A Fictitious Business Name Statement, Abandonment, and Withdrawal of Partnership may be completed online, but the form must be printed out, signed, and submitted to our office with a check or money order payable to “Clerk-Recorder” for the fees.

Filings can be submitted by mail, or dropped off in our inbox in front of our building at 555 Escobar Street, Martinez, CA 94553. A confirmation number will appear on the upper right portion of the printed filing, and this will be used to complete your online submission once we’ve received the signed form and payment.


Publishing, refiling, and abandonment

Publishing:  Within 30 days after a fictitious business name statement has been filed, the registrant shall cause it to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the fictitious business name statement was filed or, if there is no such newspaper in that county, in a newspaper of general circulation in an adjoining county. If the registrant does not have a place of business in this state, the notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Sacramento County. The publication must be once a week for four successive weeks and an affidavit of publication must be filed with the county clerk where the fictitious business name statement was filed within 30 days after the completion of the publication

Refiling:  If a refiling is required because the prior statement has expired, the refiling need not be published unless there has been a change in the information required in the expired statement, provided the refiling is filed within 40 days of the date the statement expired.

Abandonment:  Upon ceasing to transact business in this state under a fictitious business name that was filed in the previous five years, a person who has filed a fictitious business name statement shall file a statement of abandonment of use of fictitious business name. The statement shall be executed in the same manner as a fictitious business name statement and shall be filed with the county clerk of the county in which the person has filed his or her fictitious business name statement.