What to do
Complete the Fictitious Business Name application. The same form is used whether you are refiling a statement or filing for the first time.
Verify that your current Business Registration Certificate is consistent with the information on the fictitious business name statement.
Submit the completed Fictitious Business Name (FBN) form. The same fees apply whether it is a First Filing or a Refiling.s.
*Effective January 1, 2014 (CA Business & Professions Code Sec. 17916), anyone filing a Fictitious Business Name Statement in person must present valid government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license, State-issued identification card, or passport.
Upon filing, an endorsed copy of the FBN statement (usually yellow-colored) will be provided along with a receipt.
Last updated December 23, 2022