Fictitious Business Name (FBN) Change/Refiling/ Renewal Complete the Fictitious Business Name application. Verify that your current Business Registration Certificate is consistent with the information on the fictitious business name statement. If filing in person*, submit the completed Fictitious Business Name (FBN) form.
Business names can be renewed online for one or 3 years.
Businesses may file for a Fictitious Business Name in-person, via regular mail or online. For more information, visit the Santa Clara County Office of the Clerk Recorder.
The usual requirements are once a week for four weeks in a row, but laws differ in every state. The filing fee for this name varies from $10 to $1,000. You may need to also post a statement of intent in order to use a fictitious name in the local newspaper before the statement can be filed.
Every California business , including corporations and limited liability companies, is required to register a Fictitious Business Name ( DBA ) in the county where the business is located if the business is using a name other than its owner’s legal given name , or the full legal corporate or LLC name (with its identifier
If your Business Name is not renewed , it will expire and become available for anyone to register. If you don’t want to renew your registration, you don’t need to do anything.
Your business name will be due for renewal every 1 or 3 years, as elected. ASIC will not accept a renewal application until a renewal notice has been generated for your business name . The renewal notice becomes available 30 days prior to the renewal date.
There is no charge to register for tax registrations, but there is a fee for the following: Business name – For each business name , you can pay $37 for 1 year or $87 for 3 years. See the current list of business name fees on the ASIC website.
There is no provision in California for registration, in a central registry at the state level, of fictitious business names . You must contact the city and/or county clerk and/or recorder where the principal place of business is located for information regarding filing or registering fictitious business names .
A fictitious business name statement ( D.B.A. or “doing business as”) must be registered with the county clerk of the county of the registrant’s principal place of business if the business is any of the following: Corporation doing business under a name other than its legal name .
The purpose of registering a Fictitious Business Name ( FBN ) with the County Clerk Recorder is to ensure that consumers have access to the true name and address of the owners of a business (Business and Professions Code Section § 17920).
Failure to meet your state’s publishing requirements can result in your DBA being revoked, fines, or a suspension or revocation of your business license. Thankfully, most states do not have this requirement.
The filing fee is $40.00 for one business name and one owner. An additional fee of $7.00 is charged for each additional owner or Fictitious Business name listed on the same statement.
A fictitious name is any assumed name , style or designation other than the proper name of the entity using such name . Therefore, any time that the name does not readily identify the owner(s) of the business , it should be registered as a fictitious name .