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FBN Requirements (SB 1467)

Date: Nov 1, 2014


Nov 1, 2014


FBN Requirements (SB 1467)

Effective January 1, 2015, pursuant to Senate Bill 1467, the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder County Clerk’s Office will require a Notarized Affidavit of Identity form to accompany all Fictitious Business Name Statements (Original, Refile and New).

a. In-Person: Registrants are required to present a completed FBN statement, show valid identification and complete the Affidavit of Identity form.

b. Mail-in: Registrants are required to submit a completed FBN statement, and notarized Affidavit of Identity form.

c. Third Party: Persons presenting FBN statements on behalf of the registrant must show valid identification, and submit the complete notarized Affidavit of Identify and Agent form.

d. If the registrant is a corporation, a limited liability company, a limited partnership, or a limited liability partnership, the county clerk will require evidence issued by the Secretary of State indicating the current existence and good standing of that business entity. (A current print out from the SOS website may be acceptable).

Please note that no additional fee will be charged.

This requirement has been made in accordance with the legislative amendment of Business and Professions Code sections 17901, 17913, 17914 and 17916.

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