Filing A Fictitious Name in Monterey County
WHEN IS IT REQUIRED?
Any person who regularly transacts business for profit, UNDER A FICTITIOUS NAME in the County of Monterey is required to file a FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT with the County Clerk, within 40 days of first transacting business.
PLEASE NOTE: Although registration of a FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME is required, this office serves ONLY as the central depository of these names, neither approving nor disapproving a particular name and CANNOT accept any responsibility for any omissions, similarities, or duplications among the Fictitious Business Names on file. Fictitious Business Names are filed ONLY in the county where the business is located. Statewide registries do NOT exist.
All prospective registrants are cautioned that REGISTRATION OF A FICTITIOUS NAME DOES NOT GUARANTEE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THAT NAME.
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