A Fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it is filed with the County Clerk.
A renewal of a fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to the date of expiration if you intend to continue doing business under that name and if there are no changes from the original.
How to Renew
Renewing is quick and easy, complete the application online and mail it in or make an appointment.
There is a $26 renewal filing fee along with a $5 fee for each additional business name/registrant.
You are not required to publish your renewal in a newspaper of general circulation.
If you are renewing as a corporation, a limited liability company, a limited partnership, or a limited liability partnership, the County Clerk will require a print-out issued by the California Secretary of State indicating the current existence and good standing of that business entity, no other state evidence will be accepted.
This can be obtained at the California Secretary of State website.