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General Information

Register a Business

Who Can File

  • Persons doing business for profit under a fictitious name (does not include surname in company name).
  • The 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

Filing Options

There are options available for you to file your Fictitious Business Name Statement.

View your Filing Options


Filing Requirements

There are various requirements associated with filing. You must meet all requirements to file your Statement.

View the Full List of Requirements


Document Examples

View examples of Fictitious Business Name Statements


Doing Business with Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County is always looking to conduct business with small business owners. If you are looking to sell goods or services to the County, the State, and the Federal Government -- visit the Office of Small Business.

Business Licenses

This office does not issue business licenses. To obtain a license, contact the City Hall in the city where the business will be conducted. (or click here for a listing). For a business to be conducted in an unincorporated area of the County, contact the Los Angeles County Business License office at (213) 974-2011.

Trademarks and Tradenames

Contact the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Alert - COVID-19

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will close all of its offices to the public effective Monday, March 16 as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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