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Inyo County Fictitious Business Names
Filing A Fictitious Name in Inyo County
Do I need to file a Fictitious Business Name?
A Fictitious business name is needed in the following scenarios:
Sole Proprietors or Partnerships – If you wish to start a business under anything other than your real name, you’ll need to file a Fictitious Business Name statement.
Existing Corporations or LLCs – If your business is already set up and you want to do business under a name other than your existing corporation or LLC name, you will need to file a Fictitious Business Name statement.
Do I need to publish a copy in the newspaper?
After you file the statement, you must take one copy of the Fictitious Business Name statement to the newspaper and arrange to have it published. The newspaper will send a proof of publication to the county clerk’s office.
When does the Fictitious Business Name statement expire?
The Fictitious Business Name Statement expires five (5) years from the date you filed it with the county clerk’s office unless a change occurs which causes it to expire earlier. If your business address or one of the owners changes, your statement will expire in 40 days from the date of the change. You must file a new Fictitious Business Name statement before it expires in order to continue doing business under that business name.