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Tulare County

Office of the Assessor/Clerk-Recorder

Fictitious Business Names

  • The purpose of registering a Fictitious Business Name (FBN) with the County Clerk is to ensure that consumers have access to the true name and address of the owner(s) of a business (Business and Professions Code Section § 17920). The first step is to search for the business name (see second tab) to find out if the name is taken or look up your previous filing information. To file a Fictitious Business Name Statement, select one of the options below.

  • A renewal of a fictitious business name statement must be filed before the date of expiration if you intend to continue doing business under that name and if there are no changes from the original. There is no requirement to publish a renewal in a newspaper of general circulation unless the renewal includes changes.

  • Non-profit corporations, organizations or associations are not required to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement.