What to do
Choose a newspaper
Contact the newspaper you choose
Tell them you recently filed your FBN Statement and are required to publish. Give them a copy of your filing receipt from the County Clerk’s Office.
Newspapers might not be able to publish immediately, so contact them ASAP. Your first publication needs to appear within 45 days after you filed. If not, you will need to file a new FBN Statement and pay the fees again.
Get a Proof of Publication
Right after the 4th publication, contact the newspaper. This is to make sure they send you a Proof of Publication. You need this to file with the County Clerk’s Office as the 5th and last step.
Office of the County ClerkCity Hall, Room 160
1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
Mon to Fri,
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Last updated February 8, 2023