The Fictitious Business Name must be published, by the registrant, in a newspaper
of general circulation in the county in which the principal place of business is
located within 30 days after filing.
The first publication must appear in the paper within the 30th day after filing.
Newspapers require lead-time before publication, and it is your responsibility to
meet the newspaper deadline so that publication occurs in time. If you miss the
publishing deadline, you must re-file with us, paying all fees again.
Publication requirements are once a week for four successive weeks. Click here
see a list of newspapers that circulate in the area the business is to be conducted.
An affidavit showing the publication of the statement must be filed with us within
30 days after completion of publication. The newspaper you select will either mail
the affidavit to the Clerk-Recorder or they will mail it to you, and you must then
mail or bring in the affidavit to the Clerk-Recorder Office (B&P 17917).