Fictitious Business

Any person who regularly transacts business for profit under a fictitious business name in the County of Tehama is required to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement with the County Clerk within 40 days of transacting business. Although registration of a Fictitious Business Name is required by State Law, this office serves only as a central depository of these names, neither approving or disapproving a particular name and cannot accept any responsibility for omissions, similarities, or duplications among the Fictitious Business Name Statements on file. The County Clerk cannot refuse to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement because the name is already being used by someone else. All original filings, as well as new filings with a change in the facts from the previous filing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation. (In Tehama County, it is the Red Bluff Daily News or the Corning Daily Observer). Failure to publish will invalidate the filing. The statement is valid for five years from the date it is filed unless there is a change in any information (except registered owner's address). A change requires a new statement to be filed within 40 days and the new statement would have to be published. 

Fee: Filing Fictitious Business Name Statement      $31.00  

Each additional business name after the first $5.00  

Each additional registrant after the first $5.00  

Statement of Abandonment of Fictitious Name         $26.00  

Statement of Withdrawal of Fictitious Name $26.00  

Certified copy of Fictitious Business Name $3.00  

Below are the forms and instructions in pdf format.

Fictitious Business Name Statement & Instructions

Abandonment Fictitious Business Name Statement

Statement of Withdrawal From Partnership Operating Under Fictitious Business Name

You may contact the Clerk & Recorder's Office at 527-3350 for further information.