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Fictitious Business Name Search

A fictitious business name search may be conducted:

The RR/CC does not accept phone requests for business name searches. For instructions on the search methods, read below.

Search for a Fictitious Business Name Online

Use the Online Fictitious Business Name Search Engine.

Search for a Fictitious Business Name In Person

There is no charge for a search done in person. If a search reveals the company name, a certified copy is $2 per document.

Note: Searches at branch offices only yield the business name, document number and the date filed. Additional information regarding the business in question can only be obtained from the Norwalk main office by mail or in person.

Business name searches and/or filings can be conducted in person at the following locations:

Office Locations for Business Filings and Fictitious Business Name Searches

Location Address Phone Hours
(Monday - Friday, except holidays)
LAX Courthouse 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd.
6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 727-6142 Searches: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Filing: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lancaster 44509 16th St. West, Suite 101
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-6446 Filing: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Norwalk
(Main Office)
12400 Imperial Hwy., Room 1201
Norwalk, CA 90650
(800) 201-8999 M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Van Nuys 14340 W. Sylvan St.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 376-3777 Searches: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Filing: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Search for a Fictitious Business Name by Mail

District offices do not process mail requests.

Submit mail requests for a fictitious business name search to:

Business Filings and Registration

P.O. Box 1208

Norwalk, CA 90650-1208

Include the following information:

  1. Business name.
  2. Business address.
  3. Non-refundable search fee of $5 per name by check or money order payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. If a search reveals the company name, a certified copy is $2 per document.
  4. Stamped, self-addressed return envelope.

Small Business Incentives/Doing Business with Los Angeles County

Learn more about the available opportunities for small businesses looking to sell goods or services to the County, the State, and the Federal Government by visiting the Office of Small Business.

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