File A Fictitious Business Name in Alpine County
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME (FBN)
Fictitious Business Name Statements are filed with the County Clerk. It is not necessary to file in person; they may be filed by mail; however, we do not accept filing by facsimile or email.
The statement is retained in the Clerk’s office as a public document, and will expire after five years from the date is was filed. A new statement must be filed on or before the expiration date.
After you FBN has been filed, three certified copies (with the filing number and date filed) will be mailed to you: one copy for you, one copy for publication and one for your bank, if required. You are required to have the fictitious business name statement published within 30 days. Since the County of Alpine does not have an adjudicated newspaper of general circulation, you will be required to have the Fictitious Business Name Statement published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune, which is the closest newspaper of general circulation in an adjoining county.