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County Clerk

Terry A. Hansen

915 8th St., Suite 107, Marysville, CA 95901

 

Phone: (530) 749-7851

Fax: (530) 749-7854

Email: clerk@co.yuba.ca.us

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00  p.m.




FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

 

Important Changes Effective 01/01/2014 

  • Updated application FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME APPLICATION   Do not use old applications.
  • Individuals submitting a Fictitious Business Name Statement in person at the County Clerk Office will be require to show valid photo identification.

 

 

Who is Required to File

Every person who regularly transacts business in this state for profit under a fictitious business name must file.  Non profit corporations or associations or charitable organizations do not need to file. 

 

Fictitious Business Name vs Business License

  • A Fictitious Business Name is not the same thing as a Business License. 

  • Business Licenses are administered by:

    • Yuba County Tax Collector - for businesses located in the unincorporated area of the County

    • Marysville City Clerk - for businesses located in the incorporated area of the City of Marysville

    • Wheatland City Clerk - for businesses located in the incorporated area of the City of Wheatland.

 

 


 

 

Filing a Fictitious Business Name Statement

    • Be certain the information in the statement is correct and complete before filing it.  You cannot make changes to the statement once it has been filed.  Any changes require the filing of a new statement, payment of the filing fees, and publication.

    • Filing a Fictitious Business Name Statement does NOT reserve the name for your exclusive use.  The filing is for consumer protection and a requirement under Business & Professions Code Section 17900.

    • The County Clerk's Office cannot refuse to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement because the name is already being used.

    • If there is a conflict between business owners using the same or similar names, it becomes a legal matter between the business owners.

    • The residence address must be listed for each registrant. Post Office Boxes are not acceptable. NOTE: If the registrant is a corporation, the State of Incorporation must be listed.

    • All information contained in the statement is a public record, including residence addresses.  Anyone can purchase copies of the statement.

    • The statement is valid for five years from the date it is filed, unless there is a a change in any information (except the registered owners address).  A change requires a new statement be filed within 40 days of the change.  The new statement must also be published.

    • Fee:  $30 for the first business name and registrant; $5 for each additional business name or registrant.

 

Publication Requirements

  • All original filings 

  • New filings and renewal filings with a change in facts must be published. 

  • Publication must be in the Appeal Democrat or the Territorial Dispatch, once a week for four consecutive weeks.  The first publication must begin within thirty days of the date the statement was filed in the County Clerk's Office.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Clerk-Recorder • 915 8th. St., Suite 107, Marysville, CA 95901 • (530) 749-7851 • Fax: (530) 749-7854

 

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