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File a Fictitious Business Name Statement

Who Can File

  • Persons doing business for profit under a fictitious name (does not include surname in company name)
  • Statement must be filed in county of principal place of business and may also be filed in other counties as long as the requirements for filing in the county of principal place of business have been met
  • Non-profit corporations, organizations or associations are not required to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement

In-Person Appointment

Appointments can be scheduled up to two (2) weeks in advance.

Before you can make an appointment you must complete the Online Business Filing and Registration System. When you complete the application and receive your confirmation number you can then make an appointment.

Public Health and Safety Guidelines Will be Enforced

All of our offices will follow current Los Angeles County public health and safety guidelines including the wearing of a face mask and complying with social distancing.

You will be required to wear a mask to enter our offices.

Only one person per appointment allowed.


Mail Request

Mail filings are only processed at our Norwalk Headquarters. District offices do not process mail requests.

All mail requests must include a completed Fictitious Business Name Statement and a notarized Affidavit of Identity form.

Norwalk Headquarters

Business Filings and Registration

P.O. Box 1208

Norwalk, CA 90650-1208

Filing Requirements

There are several requirements that must be met to complete the filing of a Fictitious Business Name Statement. We encourage you to review all requirements before beginning the filing process.

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