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
There are options available for you to file your Fictitious Business Name Statement.
View your Filing Options
There are various requirements associated with filing. You must meet all requirements to file your Statement.
View the Full List of Requirements
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.
This office does not issue business licenses. To obtain a license, contact the City Hall in the city where the business will be conducted. 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.